Recently, we decided that it would be best to design and make every halo engagement ring ourselves. This decision was based on a need to have control over quality and be able to diversify our offerings.
This new model was just made for a customer who asked us to use a Charles & Colvard Moissanite centre stone and surround it with diamonds. She asked us for a finer halo and a narrow polished band. The ring is 14K rose gold. The Moissanite gemstone was just under 1.00ct. Please note there are no gaps between the Moissanite and the halo – a design feature we thought was essential to the ring’s beauty.
MOISSANITE – THE WORLD’S MOST BRILLIANT GEM™
Moissanite was discovered by Nobel Prize-winning French chemist Dr. Henri Moissan at the site of a massive meteorite strike in Arizona. This intriguing new stone was named Moissanite in his honor, and Moissan spent the rest of his life attempting to re-create this rare mineral, which is among the hardest materials on Earth. It is a crystal silicon carbide.
Many years later in a research laboratory in central North Carolina, scientists perfected and patented the innovative process that creates silicon carbide crystals, for Charles & Colvard®, with such purity that it rivals any earthly gemstone for fire and brilliance. In these gems, which are more durable than diamond, sapphire, ruby, or emerald, this fire and brilliance will last forever.
All Charles & Colvard Moissanite stones are guaranteed for life. They an an excellent alternative to diamond at a fraction of the cost.
In nature, silicon carbide is created over millennia by a combination of extreme heat and pressure. Researchers recreate those conditions in a controlled, profoundly accelerated process which produces durable, super-hard crystals with a minimum of ecological impact…and absolutely no mining.