Grey Iconic™ Moissanite, exclusively for Kristin Coffin Jewelry!

November 29, 2017

Grey Iconic™ Moissanite, exclusively for Kristin Coffin Jewelry!

I’m so excited to announce that I launched my own line of moissanite, called Iconic Moissanite! The Iconic line features super rare grey moissanites cut specifically for my Vintage Inspired Collection. (Yep, even a limited supply of greys in fancy shapes!) It’s been in the works for over a year, and it’s been nearly impossible keeping it a secret. Iconic Moissanite will have its own website in the near future, but for now, here’s what you need to know: 

As you may know, I’ve been quickly depleting my stock of grey moissanite that I was lucky enough to buy from the vaults of Charles & Colvard several years ago. (You can read more about the little C&C stock I do have left in this blog post.)

If you’re not familiar with natural grey moissanite, here’s the brief: The fancy grey hue occurs naturally during the moissanite crystal growing process. Charles & Colvard produced a small amount of greys many, many years ago, but they found the grey hue too hard to control, so they stopped attempting to make them. I was lucky enough to spot some leftover greys in their vaults a few years ago, so I bought up everything they had left. Sadly, that C&C grey stock I purchased is nearing its end. (The only sizes remaining are rounds 1ct and under.)

Rather than having to face the idea of saying goodbye to greys forever, I made it my mission to try to find a new source. After over a year of hunting, I found a gorgeous new source of grey moissanite, and a talented team of stone cutters. Moral of the story: hard work pays off. My new Iconic grey moissanites are now available and rival the color and clarity of any grey I’ve ever seen.

Now, perhaps the most exciting part: I have a limited supply of fancy shapes -- ovals, Asschers, radiants, and emerald cuts! These greys are exclusively available in the settings seen as-is in my Vintage Inspired Ring Collection on my website, and will sell out quickly! I do hope to continue cutting fancy shapes in the future, but as of right now, there are no guarantees. So if you love them, get one before they're gone! 

Fine-tuning my Iconic grey line has been A LOT of hard work, sweat, tears, and trial and error, but I'm so unbelievably excited about the gems I can now offer. 

Pear Iconic Grey Moissanite Halo Engagement Ring with Diamonds in Rose gold     Grey Moissanite Emerson Diamond Halo Engagement Rings in Gold     Iconic Grey Moissanite Sofia Ring with V-Band and Eleanor Diamond Wedding Bands in yellow gold

Shades of Iconic Grey: 

Iconic greys can range in shade from a warmer dove grey, to a medium smoky grey, to a dark steel-hued grey. The warmer greys are gorgeous in rose and yellow golds, while the darker shades pair beautifully in white gold and platinum. The color differences are subtle, and nearly impossible to capture on camera. (The best I can do is to describe them, since capturing these nuances in a photo is nearly impossible.) If you have a preference for shade and hue, send me an email prior to ordering to check on availability.

In addition to the subtle differences in color from one stone to the next, each individual grey is also very chameleon-like. A single grey moissanite can shift from warmer to cooler, and lighter to darker depending on the light source. For example, grey moissanite appears lighter and warmer outdoors on a cloudy or overcast day. Whereas indoors under artificial lighting, they appear very dark, deep, and moody. Outdoors on a sunny day or in the shade, and they'll have a more bluish undertone. I recommend checking out my Instagram account to see how they look in various lighting out in the world. Here's a quick link to the hashtag collection:   #IconicMoissanite

**BONUS** Iconic Blue-Greys: 

I was also able to get my hands on a very limited amount of blue-grey moissanite rough, and I doubt I'll be able to source this color again. Since the amount of blue-grey rough was so limited and since I wanted to maximize the rough, I decided to only cut the blue-grey into round cuts. As of now, I will only be offering these round Iconic Blue-Grey Moissanites in all sizes of my Emerson and my 1ct Camille ring designs. Since I have so few of these stones, I won't be making individual Iconic Blue-Grey Moissanite ring listings for each size and setting. So, if you'd prefer a blue-grey, just shoot me an email! I only have a handful of blue-greys for each setting size, so there is no guarantee how long I'll have these beautiful stones in-stock.  

Iconic Blue-Grey Moissanite Emerson with a Conflict-Free Diamond Halo in Rose Gold

Certificate of Authenticity: 

Every Iconic Moissanite ring will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity so you know you're getting the real deal. Iconic Moissanite will only be available exclusively from Kristin Coffin Jewelry.   

 

 

Iconic Moissanite FAQ's:

Q: Will you sell Iconic greys as loose stones? 
A: Unfortunately, I'm not selling any loose Iconic stones at this time. The greys are currently only available set into one of my Vintage-Inspired settings. Sourcing grey rough and having fancy shapes cut has taken a very long time, and at this point, my supply is still limited. For now, I'm focusing on cutting stones that I can set into my existing settings. However, I do have plans to design some new styles for the collection this year! I'd recommend following my Instagram account, since I'll always post sneak peeks of new designs over there first.

Q: Can I get a custom size/shape of grey or a customized ring combination?  
A: I do hope to introduce more designs throughout the year featuring additional sizes and cuts of stones. But at this time only the sizes/shapes/styles/combinations you see currently on the website are what's available. Unfortunately, I'm unable to take on custom orders. 

Q: Will you set a grey moissanite into a solitaire (single stone) ring?
A: Since my stock is still extremely limited, I'm focusing on cutting greys only for the Vintage-Inspired collection at this time. That being said, I'm in the process of designing a new line of solitaires that will be featuring grey Iconic Moissanites. So keep an eye out on Instgram, or feel free to shoot me an email if you're curious about what's coming down the pipeline! 

Q: Can I request photos of different stones so I can pick out a stone for my ring? 
A: Nuances in color are nearly impossible to capture, so it doesn't work to snap comparative photos. The best route is if you just let me know what you're looking for in a stone, as well as the metal color you're ordering. Shoot me an email and be sure to include a link to the exact ring you're ordering. Let me know any requests you have for your grey, such as warmer vs. slightly cooler, darker vs. lighter, etc. That way I'll be sure to select the stone that's the closest match to your request. Keep in mind that availability is always changing, so it's best to reach out right before you order. (Emailing if you plan to order months later won't be accurate, since stock will change by then.)

Q: Iconic greys look bluer in some lighting, can I request one of those?
A: Grey moissanites shift in color depending on the light source. They can look bluer in some lighting, or have more of a yellow undertone in other lighting. I try to take photos/videos in various lighting to capture how it looks out in the world. Keep in mind that your Iconic grey will also shift in depth and hue as it travels with you out in the world!

Q: Are Iconic greys the same color as the Charles & Colvard greys? 
A: The 1ct C&C greys remaining are all a medium slate-hued grey, many of which have subtle micropiping often difficult to see with the naked eye. (Learn more about C&C greys in this other blog post.) The Iconic greys range in hue from dark to medium-light, and from cooler-toned to warmer-toned. If you have a preference for your Iconic grey, please email prior to ordering. Grey stock is always changing, but I can usually meet your preference for any ring! (Be sure to let me know the exact ring you plan to order, in addition to your preference for grey shade/hue.) 

Q: I'm still confused about the shades of grey. How do I pick one out?!
A: If you don't know what you want in a stone, let me pick one for you! I've looked at thousands and thousands of greys, and I know which shades look best in particular designs and metal colors. I promise to pick you what I think is the most gorgeous stone for the ring you select.