Forever Brillant Moissanite? Anyone have one?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

you might want to try putting “forever brilliant” in the search box. tons of bees have reviewed this before. good luck!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

6.5mm cushion FB moissy center stone. 

@GatsbyMama:  

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

I do. 1.5ct. This photo shows my stones fire/rainbow

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

I have lots of pics 🙂 mine is a cushion 1.4 FB

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@als1214:  You have the best pictures of the rainbow effect!! What phone/camera are you using??

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@GatsbyMama:  PS.. there is some controversy whether or not the older batch of forever brilliant stones has a surface coating. Forums from betterthandiamond.com show pictures and reports stating that there is a coating. Supposedly the new batch of forever brilliants aren’t coated, they are just hand picked from the available stones as the whiter/better quality ones. 

Moissanites are harder than sapphires but not as hard as rubies. They don’t cloud like CZ so they are a forever stone.

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Sugar bee

@GatsbyMama:  Here’s a convo I had with a C&C lady when I was trying to understand the new rough post-April 2013.  Bottom line–FB is not coated.  Moissanite is a forever stone, so it will last a life time.

C&C: Forever Brilliant was launched in June 2012.  It was our classic moissanite that was treated to remove the color.  The process did not change the optical properties, except to make it whiter & brighter.  As of 2013 the rough moissanite has been vastly improved to such a degree that treatment is no longer necessary.  Therefore, our Forever Brilliant is now not treated yet is still whiter & brighter than the classic moissanite.  Also, the Forever Brilliant still has the properties of the classic moissanite such as harder than a ruby or sapphire & tough as a diamond, ruby & sapphire.

Me: So the new rough is improved, and the resulting untreated stones are sorted into two categories–regular (sold as classic) and the whitest/best (sold as FB)?  Is that correct?

C&C: You are correct. The only thing I would add is that all of our stones – classic (original) and FB are both “unenhanced”.  The difference is in the color grading. 

All moissanite (Classic & FB) are graded as “near-colorless” – G-H-I-J.  FB will grade in the higher tier of course.  But all moissanite will have some warmth to the stone.  It is part of the sparkle and beauty of the stone.

As moissanite is not diamond it should not be graded on the diamond scale.  But if you are looking for letter grades then yes, Classic would range in the I-J and FB in the G-H.  The only issue with this is that it all depends on the shape & size.  A marquise, pear and radiant will always have more color than a round.  So the scale would slide depending on shape & size.

@GatsbyMama:  A large store that sells Moissanite on a daily basis will definitely be getting in new Moissy daily.  A smaller store that rarely sells it could have an older batch that they need to get rid of.  I’m not sure if they would necessarily tell you that it was old or not.

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