Colored Moissanite-------Natural or Coted

    Today, moissanite is becoming increasingly popular as a high-end, sparkling alternative to diamonds for use in high-end jewelry making. In addition to white moissanite, colored moissanite is also particularly popular among some white gemstone lovers because of its bright color and rich selection. As we all know, moissanite is primarily a lab-grown gemstone whose color can be naturally controlled.
    So, why do some people say that natural colored moissanite exists? Based on the extremely rare and difficult-to-control quality of moissanite in nature, it is clear that this does not refer to growing in nature, but refers to the colorful moissanite produced by injecting color into the interior of the moissanite material during the material making process. This type of moissanite is more color stable when used in jewelry making. This is what we call natural colored moissanite.
    However, in actual operation, due to the complexity of moissanite material production, the color injected inside cannot be evenly distributed. Therefore, when we need to make a set of jewelry, it is difficult to ensure that the colors of the gemstones are the same. Even if it is the same moissanite material, it is common for some parts to be dark and some to be bright. If we want to make a unified set, color is more difficult. Therefore, coated moissanite was born to solve this problem.
    As the name suggests, coated moissanite refers to adding a colored coating to moissanite to give it a colorful appearance. This technology is not new now. It is also a certain technology in the traditional discoloration of zircon and topaz. It is widely used, but now the coating technology used in moissanite is more advanced, and many breakthroughs have been made in terms of color rendering and material stability.
    Compared with natural colored moissanite, coated moissanite has better color uniformity, but it does not mean that they can replace each other. Even because of their different characteristics, they all have their own advantages and disadvantages. As with most coated moissanite, the coating gives them a gorgeous appearance, but it also brings an element of instability. During the application process, problems such as coating peeling, fading, and scratching are inevitable. Therefore, the quality of the coating material is the key to determining the quality of the coated moissanite. Moissanite with insufficient coating is very easy to fade or discolor when faced with pickling or electroplating during metalworking. The coating becomes fragile and is more likely to be scratched after daily wear. Coatings with high stability are less prone to such problems.
    Whether it is natural colored moissanite or coated colored moissanite, they have their own pros and cons. Which one is better depends entirely on the user's purpose.