Charles & Colvard Grey Moissanites: A Comparison of Colors & Sizes

October 15, 2016

Charles & Colvard Grey Moissanites: A Comparison of Colors & Sizes

Sadly, I'm already nearing the end of my stock of Charles & Colvard grey moissanites. Continue reading to find out which beauties are still looking for their forever homes! 

On rare occasions, a natural grey hue can occur during the moissanite crystal growing process. Since Charles & Colvard actually stopped producing them several years ago, so only only a select handful of round greys remain in 1ct, 1.25ct, and 1.5ct sizes. These are the only shape and sizes left (sorry, no other fancy shapes from Charles & Colvard available!). Each size has its own personality -- all of the 1ct stones have rustic micropiping, all of the 1.25ct are a deeper steel-hued grey, and all the 1.5ct stones have a warmer/smokier tone. You'll find video and photos to follow, with a more in-depth explanation of each size right after. **UPDATE: all of the 1ct and 1.5ct greys from C&C are officially sold out!

Comparison of all three sizes, taken indoors (1.5ct on bottom, 1.25ct in middle, 1ct on top): 

Comparison of the same same lineup, but this time outdoors on a cloudy day:

Plus a more in-depth explanation of each size and its characteristics: 

1ct  (6.5mm) *UPDATE: SOLD OUT*

      

All of the 1ct greys have a cooler, bluish undertone. They're also more rustic due to the micropiping and small flecked inclusions. (They're like the rustic diamonds of the moissanite world.) The inclusions are little flecks throughout, which actually lend a shimmery appearance. The piping/inclusions give them a milkier look, and also makes them less rainbow-like in their sparkle. Instead, they have a more earthy, subtle sparkle. These are great for someone wanting an eco-friendly alternative to a rustic diamond.  
**UPDATE: all of the 1ct greys from Charles & Colvard are officially sold out! 

1.25ct (7mm) *UPDATE: Less than 10 left!*

Dark Grey Natural Grey Moissanite Twig Engagement Ring by Kristin Coffin Jewelry     Dark Grey Moissanite Engagement Ring with Diamond Halo and Pavé Band | Kristin Coffin Jewelry

All of the 1.25ct greys are a deep, steely hue. They're cool-toned and are mostly eye-clean when viewed through the crown, but some do have subtle micropiping/inclusions. (Still much more subtle than the piping of the 1ct size, and hard to spot with the naked eye.)  They look incredible in any metal color, and will display a moody, rainbow-like sparkle. In some lighting, they're incredibly dark grey, and in other lighting they're more of a steel-blue grey. 

1.5ct (7.5mm) *UPDATE: 1 left!*

 Grey Moissanite Engagement Ring with Diamond Halo in rose gold     

All of the 1.5ct greys have a warmer, slightly yellowish undertone. Some are eye-clean, while others have some micropiping/inclusions. (Still much more subtle than the piping of the 1ct size, and hard to spot with the naked eye.) They look amazing in rose or yellow gold, so that's how I've decided to offer them. I have exactly one of these beautiful 1.5ct C&C stones left, and it's on sale and ready to ship in this Emerson ring

And now to answer some FAQ's, since I'm sure you must have some! 

Q: Can you set one of these greys in a different setting, or only in the settings each is currently shown in on your website? 
A: Unfortunately, the greys will only fit in the settings currently shown on my website. 

Q: What if I want a dark grey in a size larger than 1.5ct? Or a 1ct size without any inclusions? 
A: The size/color combinations you see are what exist. I literally bought everything I could possibly get my hands on! These are the only sizes/colors left of the Charles & Colvard greys.  

Q: Do you have any other fancy shapes? Like oval, pear, emerald etc.?
A: The only remaining greys were rounds. This is it, my friends!