(Closed) Forever Brilliant Moissanite

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

There is a discussion of Forever Brilliant over on the Better Than Diamond forums, it is a long thread, but you may want to check it out.

It seems to have been cleared up that it is no longer a coating, but a treatment, but it does have some side effects (like an orange peel pitting) and burn marks in some stones (there are some magnified pictures of this on BTD). It also whitens the stones only a grade or two from the unenhanced from what I read there.

If you DO want an enhancement, the Amora seems to whiten the stones more (like 4 colour grades from the unenhanced) than the Forever Brilliant without those sorts of side effects.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@WhityMarie:  Is this a Forever Brilliant moissanite in the setting?

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

it is beautiful!  congrats!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hello ! Here is my Forever Brilliant Moissanite.  I love it and couldnt be happier.

It is a 6mm X 6mm ( equivalent to a 1.1 carat cushion )

These photos were taken in natural light and were not enhanced.

Post # 10
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Worker bee

I would be happy to.  There is a lot of confusion because the roll out of FB Moissanites by C&C has been sloppy to be blunt.

1) Before the official launch of FB Moissanites to Moissanite distributors, C&C made them available via their website, Moissanite.com.  One of these initial stones was inspected by a 3rd party gem lab and found to be coated.

2) After a public apology and a recall of these stones, the process changed. This happened prior to official release of FB last June.  The new FB’s were enhanced, but not via a coating.  C&C never made public the process except to say it involved heat.

3) A couple of months ago C&C announce that they have made a deal with CREE to obtain whiter rough from which they will cut the ‘Forever Brilliant’ Moissanites.  That means that the stones would no longer be enhanced.  This transition has been happening over the last couple of months and so there is currently a mixture of both enhanced FB’s and new FB’s (cut from the new rough) being sold by Moissanite sellers (whether they realize it or not).  The color between the two is pretty much the same, in my opinion.

Therefore when you read online that FB’s are coated, and then you read they aren’t, technically both statements are true, it just depends on which generation of FB’s you are referring to.  The ones that are made and sold today are not as only a very small number of coated stones were sold in the beginning. 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

1ct FB and I am so in love!! White no yellow!

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