The developer of Lab-Created Moissanite Gemstones is C3 Inc.
In May of 1998, C3 started selling synthetic moissanite samples
in the size of less than half a carat.
In June 1998, C3 signed an agreement with Recomira-Ray Corp. of
the Phillipines, and Sansiao ,Trading Co. Ltd of Japan to buy
from C3 an amount of aproximately $2.5 million worth of the goods
and their testing instruments.
In June 1998, C3 Inc. started marketing synthetic moissanite in
the US through Pendleton Jewelers, J.W. Dorton Co., and Rosenfeld
Jewelry Ltd. in the Atlanta area, and Moray’s Jewelers as well as
Beverly’s Jewelers in the Miami district.
In August 1998, C3 Inc. were distributing synthetic moissanite
into the US market through 33 retail locations in 29 cities.
Through Precious Gemstones International Pty Ltd., by year 2000,
about $4.9 million worth of synthetic moissanite will be
distributed in New Zealand and Australia.
In october 1998, C3 Inc. is distributing synthetic moissanite
through 52 retail locations in the US, in 47 cities.
In July 1998, C3 Inc. shipped out 1500 carats of symthetic
moissanite and reached 2000 carats in August 1998.
C3 Inc. objective is to reach 5000 carats by the end of this
That’s a lot af synthetic moissanite out there.