The Charles & Colvard Story
A Brilliant Discovery
It all began more than 120 years ago. Researchers were looking for crystalline chemical compositions ideal for efficient electrical conductivity, when Nobel Prize winning chemist Dr. Henri Moissan discovered moissanite (silicon carbide) in a meteorite crater. Dr. Moissan and countless other researchers resolved to find a way that science could reproduce this remarkable yet extremely rare mineral, which held such promise.
Perfected Over Time
Fast forward a century. After years of experimentation, certain researchers from the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina developed and patented a process for creating pure silicon carbide (SiC) — a long-sought-after breakthrough, which made possible significant advances in the development of diverse products that included semiconductors, LED lighting and extremely hard drilling tools and abrasives.
This is when the vision and innovation of Charles & Colvard was fulfilled. Moissanite's hardness rivaled that of any mineral on Earth, and its refractive properties exceeded that of diamond. Here was a new type of gemstone, and Charles & Colvard created a beautiful product free of environmental and ethical issues, which continues to disrupt the traditional definition of fine jewelry.
Our Endless Endeavor
Charles & Colvard is, above all, a principled corporate citizen, providing socially responsible, breathtaking and accessible jewelry that lasts a lifetime. Making products that exceed expectations, and offering service that goes beyond the transaction. Always remaining true to our pioneering roots, operating with integrity and transparency, and using our business as a force for good.