RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Charles & Colvard, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTHR), the original and leading worldwide source of created moissanite, today announced the expansion of its Forever One™ moissanite assortment with Exotic Gems, a selection of grand loose gemstones that range from six carats to 15.5 carats diamond equivalent weight (DEW) as well as gemstones in three coveted shapes: heart, marquise and trillion.
'Our new Exotic Gems are redefining luxury,' said Charles & Colvard President and CEO Suzanne Miglucci. 'These bespoke gemstones emphasize the revolutionary brilliance of moissanite and offer fine jewelry enthusiasts the unprecedented opportunity to create extravagant custom designs to add to their collections. We're making aspirational more attainable.'
Charles & Colvard's Exotic Gems are available in cushion, emerald, hearts and arrows, oval, pear and radiant cuts. This is the first time the company has offered moissanite gems in such large sizes. Each Exotic Gem is made to order and certified by Gemological Science International (GSI) to verify color, size and authenticity. GSI is an independent gemological organization committed to combining state-of-the-art technology with proven industry expertise and ethical integrity. Exotic gemstones are available to distributors and retail partners through Charles & Colvard's wholesale division, as well as to consumers through the company's e-commerce website www.charlesandcolvard.com.
Loose stones in heart, marquise and trillion cuts are available to distributors and retail partners through Charles & Colvard's wholesale division, as well as to consumers through the company's e-commerce website www.charlesandcolvard.com. Charles & Colvard now offers fourteen shapes in Forever One moissanite: Asscher, baguette, cushion, emerald, heart, hearts and arrows, marquise, oval, pear, princess, radiant, round, square brilliant and trillion. Additionally, the company now offers baguette, emerald, hearts and arrows, oval, pear and square moissanite gemstones in additional sizes.
'We are thrilled to broaden our gemstone offering with our new Forever One shapes and expanded sizes,' said Charles & Colvard Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Don O'Connell. 'Much like the unique qualities of our gemstone, our customers are looking for distinctive pieces to express themselves. In bringing these highly sought-after cuts to market, we've amplified the range of design options available to them, ensuring they will find a piece of moissanite jewelry that speaks to them.'
Forever One is the highest quality lab created moissanite that eliminates the artificial distinctions between value and beauty and offers socially responsible fine jewelry to the consumer who is thinking beyond traditional choices. Every Forever One gem comes with a limited lifetime warranty that protects against damage to the stone and any changes in color, clarity or brilliance.
For more information about Charles & Colvard or to shop for Forever One moissanite, please visit www.charlesandcolvard.com.
About Charles & Colvard, Ltd.
Charles & Colvard, Ltd., based in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina, is the original creator and leading source of Forever One™, Forever Brilliant® and Forever Classic™ moissanite gemstones for fine jewelry. Moissanite is unique, available in three color grades (colorless, near-colorless and faint color) and produced from silicon carbide (SiC) crystals. Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite® is sold with a Limited Lifetime Warranty to wholesale distributors, manufacturers, retailers, TV shopping networks, and designers as loose stones or set in a wide variety of quality metal setting options. Charles & Colvard, Ltd. also sells direct to consumers through its wholly owned operating subsidiary, charlesandcolvard.com, LLC and through third-party marketplaces. Charles & Colvard, Ltd.'s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol 'CTHR.' For more information, please visit www.charlesandcolvard.com.
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