Post # 1
Are you guys keeping up with the Drama Llama over at the BTD forums? This was all posted a few days ago.
Forever Brilliant Surface Damage and Grading
New Moissanite Shipped from CTHR (Charles and Covard) 35% of Stones- COATED!
1. Imperfections and flaws like this is showing up on the Forever Brilliant stone. This was when BTD sent them to be tested by the NAGL recently. They also weren’t the same color grading at C&C was claiming. I’m disappointed this happened because I was considering a FB at one time.
2. When BTD sent a batch of untreated moissanite from CTHR in to see if it was eligible to become Amora Moissanite (they do this before and after Amora process) they found that 35% of the stones were coated with a non-permanate treatment. It literally scratched off. This coating was put on to hide the green in the more colored moissanite stones, so that it could be sold.
Here’s the kicker. BTD only sends in the amora eligible stones to NAGL to be certified. Not the normal untreated Amora. So LessW said that you now have a chance of getting a coated stone if you order the untreated moissanite. They (understandably) can’t send every batch of untreated moissanite in to be checked for coating. It’s just not cost effective, and that’s why untreated moissanite costs less.
He basically said buyer beware. :-/ Yikes.
Coated Moissanite Scratch test by NAGL:
I just wanted to put this out there for non-BTD board stalkers. I’m super glad I’m waiting for the Amora Moissanite. (even if it is screwing up J’s before Christmas engagement plan.) I’m just waiting for my name to come up on Moissanite Co’s list… 🙂
Post # 3
oh wow…thats such a shame. the FB stones i have seen posted on here look great at least. im thankful i got an amora back when they were still pumping them out lol.
Post # 4
Wow… that looks pretty bad for FB, considering from Moissie&Co’s own website,
“The Forever Brilliant Moissanites sold by our company are not coated and the stones are screened to ensure no damaged stones are sold.”
Post # 5
@rachelmichelle: Sorry for the mix up. The first link is about FB stones. The second (coated stones) are just regular moissanite, non enhanced. They’re just supposed to be your every day run of the mill stones. But they were coming out too green, so apparently C&C has been coating them to make them whiter and mixing them in with the normal unenhanced.
Post # 6
From what I understand the FB stones are not coated. Even according to Less and Mike on the BTD boards have said the stones are not coated.
The in the UNTREATED non FB stones, they have found some stones that are coated. But that has nothing to do with the FB stones.
Post # 7
Oops, my original post was supposed to say.
“Here’s the kicker. BTD only sends in the amora eligible stones to NAGL to be certified. Not the normal untreated moissanite.“
Sorry, my brain kicked off around 2pm.
Post # 8
Wow, that is lame. I have an unenhanced Moissanite, and it definitely has warmth, but I am okay with that. I’d be super ticked though if I thought I had a wonderfully white unenhanced and some unknown coating scratched off.
Post # 10
OMG the drama! Very interesting, thanks for posting.
Now I’m even more grateful for my gorgeous Amora. (:
Post # 11
wow, this is a bit scary. I’m not sure I’m completely understanding exactly what’s going on, but I have a color treated mossy and now I’m scared that I’m scratching the coating off. yikes
Post # 12
This is a bummer because I was looking into the Pink Stones! BOO!!!!
Post # 13
I don’t think the color ones are at risk. It’s just the untreated moissanite that turned out too green. I don’t think they’d bother whitening a stone just to make it pink or blue. Plus, the color isn’t a coating, it’s done throughout the whole stone.
Post # 14
@Paiger8: Oh okay. I read somewhere that the color what a coating but it didn’t make sense to me why they would just coat it. Thanks for clarifying!
Post # 15
And that’s why they have independent testing agencies I suppose… Very unfortunate and rather disappointing. I understand there are challenges in that business to produce an excellent product but I also believe that honesty goes a long way.
Post # 16
diamonds are sometimes color treated or painted on the cutlet to make them appear like higher quality diamonds….colored gemstones too…to make them look better. once upon a time…like a yr ago moissaniteco didnt sell fb moissanite and openly bashed it…now they do.