Moissanite in my opinion has become a real danger to the jewelry
industry. It has become the next best thing for thieves to use to
switch diamonds with. The moissanite company does not sell any of
their stones loose to try to help “prevent” this from happening but I
am telling you, it IS happening. I have looked at these stones
before and been asked to ‘tell the difference’ between it and a
diamond set in an exact ring next to it. Even with knowing that it
was not a genuine diamond, I found it difficult to decipher the two.
Moissanite has a yellowish green cast in color and has very similar
inclusions to that of diamonds.
Yes, it is good for the public because they get a lot of flash for
the cash. But you, and all of us on orchid, are having to be put on
guard all the time now to look for these stones. They test as
diamond. What do you think is the purpose of that?? For the looks?
They have been surfacing over and over. I personally know of a
business that has a customer come in and offered a stone in a ring
for sale. He was given an offer. The man took the ring back and
later brought it back again deciding to sell it. The owner of the
business took another look at the stone in the ring and found that it
had been switched with mossamite. Most jewelers would not have
caught on and even the person who was selling it did not realize the
problem. He was getting the ring and stone from another source,
taking it to the jewelry store owner to try and make a buck for
himself. He too, did not realize the stone had been switched.
This is going to be more of a haven for thieves rather than
customers. And besides, why do you want to sell something not
genuine at all. At least if it is a genuine emerald, but treated
with different solutions to enhance its beauty, it still is a genuine
mother nature creation.
A fake is a fake is a fake.
All must be on your guard. Fractured filled, and now mossanite.
Lets make our lives more difficult will we…
Amber Gustafson soon to be www.ambersdesigns.com