We just received this information from Charles & Colvard on the new Forever Brilliant moissanite. Thought you might find it interesting!
“In creating the FOREVER BRILLIANT™ gem, Charles & Colvard® hand selects and expertly polishes only the world’s finest moissanite. Then, through a proprietary process using extraordinary, cutting edge twenty-first century technology, Serenity Technologies, Inc. transforms each gemstone to a higher standard of the Gemological Institute of America’s near-colorless spectrum, up to four color grades whiter.
Serenity’s advance treatment technology being applied to Charles & Colvard® created moissanite stones, laser engraved on the girdle with FOREVER BRILLIANT™, is the most advanced whitening technique they provide.
The New FOREVER BRILLIANT™ Whitening process provided by Serenity Technologies, Inc. is NOT A COATING. The improved color of the FOREVER BRILLIANT™ moissanite stone is consistent throughout and has all the properties of the original moissanite.
NOTE: “HAS NO SPECIAL HANDLING REQUIREMENT”
Here are some key facts:
The FOREVER BRILLIANT™ Whitened Moissanite can be recut to a smaller size WITHOUT losing the color upgrade. (Note: if treatment was a coating, the moissanite stone would revert back to the original color)
The FOREVER BRILLIANT™ Whitened Moissanite can be boiled in concentrated acids (Note: if treatment was a delicate coating, it would come off in concentrated acids)
The FOREVER BRILLIANT™ Whitened Moissanite can be exposed to very high temperatures and extreme thermal shock (Note: all coatings will fail under extreme thermal shock)
The FOREVER BRILLIANT™ Whitened Moissanite can be polished using aluminum oxide. (Note: if the treatment was a coating, the aluminum oxide abrasive slurry which has a hardness of 9 would take the treatment off; the moissanite stone would revert back to the original color)”