Does coloured moissanite change colour?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

@ChicFoodist:  A few lovely Bee’s have the coloured moissanites! I’m sure one will pop by soon.
From the research I’ve done, they’re supposed to be permanent. It’s a coating on the moissy so it’s possible that it could chip or fade, but I haven’t heard of this happening!
 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Do you mean shift colour?  Yes, they still shift a bit.  Like barely pink moissanite has many shades, from light pink, to champagne, to almost white with just a hint of pink.

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

commenting to follow. I thought the coating was on the under side of the stone, not the table? it seems more likely to scratch if it was on the top. I’m not sure though.

if it was on the unerside, it seems the coating would be somewhat protected by being surrounded by prongs. 

edit: there is a discussion about it here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/pink-moissanite-advice-thanks#axzz2qtajetKo

it seems that it could become damaged if subjected to high heat, but you simply need to alert the jeweler if you are going to have your ring worked on.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Colored moissy is just a coating?! What?

I thought that green moissy came about when they first started trying to create it in a lab? Like, that was what first came out was green moissy?

My world is in an uproaar.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@taylorkirby:  yeah i know. I really wanted a green moissy…but idk now.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@taylorkirby:  @sheepandbear:  

This from MikeC (0wner of moissaniteco) 7 months ago: “As far as the colored Moissanite is colored Moissanite is concerned, it is a  surface enhancement.  A similar type enhancement is mystic topaz.  The  only way to damage it is via applying direct heat from a jewelers torch.   It is applied to the bottom half of the stone.

Our company has easily sold hundreds since 2007 and we have only ever had a  handful come back with the color damaged (we provide a lifetime color  replacement guarantee and so the stones were all replaced).  Schubach has  also been selling them for many years.”

Read more: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/the-silicon-carbide-gem-that-is-moissanite/page/2#ixzz2qte2H1XZ

My commentary: it is a process called chemival vapor deposition, can read about it here:http://www.jtv.com/library/gemstone-coating.html

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

There is some moissanite that is not a coating.  There have been greens, light blues and yellows. C&C has them for sale on their retail website: http://www.moissanite.com/gemstones/gemstones-fancy-cut-and-colors.  

The native ones will not change, because the color happened during growth.  The color coated moissanite that can be pink, yellow, green or blue should only fade if extreme heat is applied to the stone.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have a blue moissy and I would consider it an incredibly moody stone. In some lighting, it’s a gorgeous, gorgeous blue color, in other lighting, it looks almost clear. I’ve had mine for about 2 1/2 years and I really love it, but I do wish it looked blue more often than the clear color. I hope it’s not because the color is fading…

Post # 11
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Newbee

@Mrs. Panda:  pics? 😀

I seem to remember reading on one of the moissanite-sellers’ forums, that some/most colors were made will the color inside, not as a coating anymore? I’ll try to re-find that thread, it was maybe a month or 2 ago…

Post # 11
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Newbee

jcent:  “Do you mean shift colour?  Yes, they still shift a bit.  Like barely pink moissanite has many shades, from light pink, to champagne, to almost white with just a hint of pink.”

Just to confirm, can I specify what shade of “barely pink” that I’d like? Ideally, I’d like something really light and similar in colour to morganite (more light champagne/peach than PINK)?

 

 

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

nicolebee3:  no, not really.  The general colour of them is like soft pink, not too much peach.  But depending on the lighting the colour shifts.  So in bright natural lighting, my stone is *barely pink*, in the car, it is champagne pink, under strong LED lights it is a purply pink…

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