More than twenty years ago, Charles & Colvard® patented a sustainable, socially responsible method for growing pure, nearly perfect gem-quality moissanite. The advent of what is now globally known as Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite® opened up electrifying new possibilities within the jewellery industry.
More brilliant than diamond and more affordable, moissanite Created by Charles & Colvard® is among the hardest minerals on the planet, more durable than sapphire, ruby, or emerald. Its beauty and brilliance is guaranteed to last Forever.
Forever is not just a promise, it’s a mission: A mission to refine the processes and technologies we pioneered to ensure that Charles & Colvard continue producing moissanite with ever-greater purity.
It is out of Charles & Colvard’s promise that they proudly introduced the Charles & Colvard® Forever family: Two grades of moissanite, all brilliant, all with stunning optical properties and unique characteristics, and with the promise to endure Forever.
Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite® Forever One range – near colourless GHI and colourless DEF.
With ongoing innovation in research, perceptive consumer outreach, and inventive channel marketing, Charles & Colvard® continues to bring about change to the jewellery Industry with its fresh ideas and forward-thinking insights.
CHARLES & COLVARD’S HISTORY
In a vast tract of pine forest in central North Carolina lies Research Triangle Park, founded in the late 1950’s by state and local governments, world-renowned universities, and private businesses. It is home to over 200 firms engaged in some of the most significant scientific research and development in the world. Out of this hotbed of innovation there emerged a new kind of company, one that blended science, commerce, and ingenuity.
Charles & Colvard shares are listed on the USA Nasdaq Composite, an index of more than 3,000 stocks listed on the Nasdaq exchange that includes the world’s foremost technology and biotech giants such as Apple, Google, Microsoft and others.
After years of experimentation, certain researchers in Research Triangle Park perfected and patented a process for creating pure silicon carbide (SiC) – a long-sought-after breakthrough which made possible significant advances in the development of diverse products that included semiconductors, LED lighting, and extremely hard drilling tools and abrasives.
Some of those same researchers recognized the potential for marketing this pure silicon carbide as a new and unique type of gemstone. Its hardness rivalled that of any mineral on Earth, and its refractive properties exceeded that of diamond. Here was a new type of gemstone, and Charles & Colvard® delivered it to a world yearning for elegant jewellery which was free of environmental and ethical issues.
To finally perfect the process of creating pure silicon carbide was a supreme achievement. This elemental material is so rare in nature that even locating enough to test was a monumental challenge.
But with the advent of Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite®, that barrier to progress has been overcome. Today Charles & Colvard continue to pursue further refinements of this unprecedented gem.