(Closed) Has anyone lightened their moissanite at home ?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1654 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Don’t use any harsh chemicals. It may dissolve your stone. Other than that I have not heard of anyone trying to lighten their moissanite. Can you not return it and request a lighter coloured one?

Post # 4
1849 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You can’t lighten a natively colored moissanite. The color is a result of the crystal structure or impurities in the crystal. Go ahead and keep experimenting, but whatever the outcome is, it won’t be a lighter more colorless stone. 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  Taeyers.
Post # 5
8465 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle

luot:  You won’t be able to change the color of your stone with at home chemicals. Taeyers is right that it’s the molecular structure of the silicon carbide that determines the color (sometimes dopants are added too to get colored moissanite). Not trying to be rude, but why did you buy a fancy light brown moissanite if you wanted a light colored stone? 

Post # 7
390 posts
Helper bee

luot:  I doubt that you will find anyone on these boards who has risked ruining their stone this way. And I also don’t think any amount of at home concoctions will turn your fancy brown moissanite into a colorless/white moissanite. It is a lovely stone as it is though and there is a real old world charm to the fancy color brown and champagne stones. Since you’ve already decided to use Asha for your engagement ring and if you haven’t damaged the fancy brown too much, it would look great set in a rose gold setting for a right hand ring.

Post # 8
1784 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

There’s always Wite-Out.

Post # 9
1927 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

I’ve heard of people baking CZs to make them whiter, but I’m not sure that would work with moissanite

Post # 10
863 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Actually, baking a CZ makes it darker…as in less blue/white. Its adds warmth (supposedly)

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