Natural Grey Moissanites (They're Back!) - A Comparison of Colors & Sizes

by Kristin Coffin October 15, 2016

Natural Grey Moissanites (They're Back!) - A Comparison of Colors & Sizes

I know, right?! We were all sad when the greys sold out last year, so I can't really contain my excitement over being able to offer them again.

On rare occasions, a natural grey hue can occur during the moissanite crystal growing process. Since Charles & Colvard is no longer creating the greys, they are in extremely limited supply. So limited, that when I had greys in stock last year, they sold out very quickly. Those sizes from last year are still long gone, but I was able to hand-select some gorgeous greys in other sizes for rings, including 1ct, 1.25ct, and 1.5ct. These are the only shapes and sizes left (sorry, no other fancy shapes are 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. 

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)

          

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.  

1.25ct (7mm)

Dark Grey Natural Grey Moissanite Twig Engagement Ring by Kristin Coffin Jewelry     1.25ct Natural Grey Moissanite Twig Engagement Ring by 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)

1.5ct Natural Grey Moissanite Twig Engagement Ring by Kristin Coffin Jewelry     1.5ct Natural Grey Moissanite Twig Engagement Ring by Kristin Coffin Jewelry     Natural Grey Moissanite Twig Engagement Ring (1.5ct), by Kristin Coffin Jewelry

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. If you're smitten the 1.5ct size, but really want white gold, I'm happy to set that combination. Just keep in mind the combination will have some contrast -- you'll have a warm stone in a cooler metal. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but just something to make certain you love before ordering.  

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: Perhaps! Some of my settings can accommodate grey moissanites, even though they may only be shown with a white moissanite on my website. Just shoot me an email with the exact setting (copy/paste the link) and which grey moissanite size you have in mind: kristin@kristincoffin.com

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 greys.  

Q: Do you have any other fancy shapes? Like oval, pear, emerald etc.?
A: The only remaining greys were rounds. (Some other fancy shapes existed at one point, but have long since sold out.) This is it. 

Q: Will you be listing new styles (aside from those shown on your website) soon? 
A: I hope to introduce new styles which will also feature these same greys in the coming weeks/months. However, the greys are in extremely limited supply, so if you want to make sure you secure one, you may not want to wait too long. Once they sell out, that's it for them. 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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