Post # 1
Our jeweller mentioned that he has a Japanese supplier who is going to start providing his boutique with diamond-coated moissanites. Our jeweller says he plans on introducing these to the UK, which will be available in all colours, sizes and clarity variations. He also said that something has to be added into each stone because otherwise it would test as a diamond.
Have you guys ever heard of diamond-covered moissanites? Does anyone actually have one? Although Fiance and I already have our diamond, I was personally super curious to learn more – a girl can never have too many sparkly white stones!
Post # 2
Diamond coating is done via DLC (diamond like carbon) also known as amorphous diamond coating, like what is done with Asha.
Benefits: increased hardness. Downside: in the case of Moissanite, it would hinder the sparkle of the stone. The coating is also susceptible to heat. Moissanite is already very heat resistant, even moreso than a diamond.
So in other words, they are going to take a stone that is already extremely scratch resistant (how many reports of Moissanite scratching do you see online? Virtually none. It doesn’t really happen), and add a DLC coating to hinder its optical properties and make it heat sensitive? It would serve no purpose.
Moissanite also already tests positive as a diamond using diamond testers. The newest Moissanite test positive as a diamond using Moissanite testers even.
I too have heard rumors of diamond coated Moissanites, but have thought anybody doing that (and especially selling it) either has no idea what they are selling or is using it purely as a gimmicky sales tactic.
Post # 3
michaelc: Yeah, sounds gimmicky.
Post # 4
…to make it LESS sparkly? seems silly.
Post # 5
ilovesophia: Not really silly, if you ask me. A lot of people do not like moissy because of the increased colored sparkles and disco-ball effect. I can actually see this having a place in the market, depedning of course, on the price.
Post # 6
michaelc: Thanks for the info! I’m pretty clueless when it comes to sims, but I guess I can see why people who want a more diamond-like finish might want the sparkle of a moisannite to be dulled down a bit, as that is usually the first giveaway, right? I hadn’t realised that it would make it more heat-sensitive, though!
Our jeweller anticipates a 2ct equivalent to cost around £800. I might be tempted to see them in person and see how it compares against our diamond…
Post # 7
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I don’t see the point in the coating. Moissanite is already pretty scratch resistant. Plus the coating will wear away, just like Asha cz coating and will make the stone look horrible. Just stick to Charles and Colvard moissanite or diamond. Mixing the two seems really stupid.
Post # 8
ocienna : Dear my name is Gino Rigetti and i have a question for you. you have these diamond-coated moissanite right now or do you have the name of this moissanite.
i have so much questions for you, in hope you will answer me fast as possible.
Post # 9
ocienna : Dear my name is Gino Rigetti and i have a question for you. you have these diamond-coated moissanite right now or do you have the name of this moissanite. i have so much questions for you, in hope you will answer me fast as possible. Kind Regards, Gino Rigetti
Post # 10
ginorigetti3000 : Obviously she doesn’t have them right now, her post states her jeweler is planning on introducing them.
Post # 11
Olivepepper : well the post is 2 years old…I’m sure if Gino looks in the OP’s history, it will have a thread showing what stone she chose.