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Colored Moissanite Goes on SaleWhile jewelers awaited word of the first sale of the newest diamond substitute, synthetic moissanite, few suspected that the first retail report would be about bluish-green moissanite. Though it’s not actually in production, it’s being sold by one jeweler who just happened to be at the right place at the right time.Bluish-green was the first moissanite color produced by C3 Inc. of Research Triangle Park, N.C., but the company figures that the market would better accept a near- colorless diamond-like version. The first near-colorless stones have finally been shipped to a few Southern retail jewelers.Bluish-green moissanite is not commercially available, but the few pieces made in the beginning stages of research into crystal growth were cut, polished, and sold to Jerry Forrest, owner of The Jewelry Forrest in Dallas. Forrest has been an advocate of moiss
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