How do you know you are purchasing moissanite, and not another near colorless gemstone? Look for
the official Charles & Colvard certificate of authenticity. Each certificate of authenticity has a unique serial number printed on the inside.
Charles & Colvard certifies that every moissanite jewel:
"has been manufactured in
Charles & Colvard controlled facilities and has been produced by highly-skilled
specialists using the latest technology. Moissanite jewels are released for
sale only after having met stringent quality control specifications."
Appraisals are NOT Certificates
Charles & Colvard is the only company that issues certificates for moissanite. You might
see appraisal documents from various retailers, but an appraisal is an ESTIMATE of an
item's value, not a certificate of authenticity. No major gemstone grading lab [GIA, EGL, AGS]
provides reports for moissanite.
A sample image of the certificate is included below for your reference. This image is
courtesy of Charles & Colvard.