Complete Guide to Buying Colored Moissanite Stones
Updated: Nov 5, 2019
Moissanites come in varying colors nowadays. The different colors available in the market are blue, emerald green, red, dark gray, champagne, bright yellow, purple and even black. The fancy colors are created through a special heating process with ion induction displaying beautiful colors on the surface of the gem. Is the color permanent or temporary? As our lab testing indicate, the color treatment is permanent for as long as they are not exposed to excessive heat greater than 1020° F. This is close to the temperature of the surface of the sun.
The only color of Moissanite that we are still experimenting on is Pink.
Pink Moissanite gemstones tend to change in color over time. The only ones available in the market are created through a coating process instead of the normal ion induction heating. This special coating may come off during the normal wear and tear process or may become dull with introduction of regular skin products or perfume. The special coating may also come off during ultrasonic cleaning process.
Tip: If you have a colored Moissanite jewelry, we suggest to have it serviced when it comes time to deeply clean it. If you wear the jewelry everyday, gently scrubbing it with a soft-bristled toothbrush with warm water, and dish soap every week is a great way to maintain its new and shiny appearance.
Does Colored Moissanite Look Like Colored Diamond? Moissanite’s physical appearance and heat index is extremely similar to a diamond. This is the reason why Moissanite is detected as diamond even with a high-accuracy diamond tester. The fire and brilliance of Moissanite stones are some indicators to a trained eye that they are not diamond because the fire in Moissanite is more brilliant than a diamond, producing a rainbow of colors which to many people appears to be a beautiful effect.
Moissanite is not a fake diamond, just like Sapphire is not a fake diamond. Moissanite is an entirely different gemstone. A beautiful gemstone in its own right.