Charles & Colvard, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTHR), the original and leading worldwide source of moissanite, today announced the debut of its expanded collection of Forever One™ moissanite at JCK Las Vegas, taking place June 3-6, 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. In addition to the current collection, the company will showcase the new Forever One Asscher cut moissanite gemstone along with a broader assortment of size offerings in existing Forever One round and cushion cuts. Charles & Colvard will now offer five shapes in Forever One moissanite: Asscher, cushion, oval, round and square brilliant.

JCK Las Vegas is the leading jewelry event in North America, showcasing the latest awe-inspiring designers and sought-after trends. Charles & Colvard will exhibit in the bridal section (Bayside Level 1), booth B57004. For the first time, the company will sell gemstone kits at its booth, which will be available in three configurations. These kits will offer independent jewelers an economical way to present moissanite gemstones to their customers as a brilliant option for engagement rings and other fine jewelry.

Suzanne Miglucci, President and CEO of Charles & Colvard, said, "I believe the new shape and sizes of Forever One will be met with enthusiasm since demand for this colorless moissanite continues to grow. I am confident our customers are going to be happy with the new options we are presenting at JCK. These popular cuts and sizes will fill the void in the market for brilliant gemstones that offer today's consumer affordable luxury."

The new Asscher cut will be available in two size options exclusively in Charles & Colvard's premier line of Forever One, which is the company's first line of moissanite with a D-E-F color range. Moissanite offers 2.4 times the fire of diamond and more brilliance than any gem on earth. This conflict-free, socially conscious created gemstone has seen a surge in popularity as the consumer's desire for value and ethical standards rise.

Each Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite gemstone comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and a Limited Lifetime Warranty from Charles & Colvard. Laser inscriptions are engraved on Forever One and Forever Brilliant® gemstones attesting that each gemstone meets the highest standards of Charles & Colvard's quality specifications. As natural moissanite's origins come from meteorites, found only in minute quantities on earth, Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite manufacturing process mimics nature, as each crystal is grown slowly, subjecting it to tremendous heat and pressure for days until a precious crystal of moissanite takes shape (as such, moissanite can withstand temperatures that would dissolve a diamond). Each stone is cut and polished by master craftsmen, then only the stones with the best clarity are chosen to become one of the Charles & Colvard Forever Family.

Loose stones featuring the new Asscher cut, as well as existing shapes, will be available to distributors and jewelers through Charles & Colvard's wholesale division, as well as to customers through Charles & Colvard's ecommerce site New jewelry designs featuring the Asscher cut will be available in the coming months.

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About Charles & Colvard, Ltd.

Charles & Colvard, Ltd., based in Morrisville, NC, is the world's only source of Forever Classic, Forever Brilliant, and Forever One moissanite gemstones, which surpasses the fire and brilliance of diamonds. Moissanite is a unique gemstone, available in three color grades (colorless, near-colorless, and faint color), and created from silicon carbide (SiC) crystals for fine jewelry. Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite is sold with a Certificate of Authenticity and Warranties for gemstones and jewelry to wholesale distributors, manufacturers, retailers, TV shopping networks, and designers as loose stones or set in a wide variety of quality metal setting options. Charles & Colvard, Ltd. also sells direct to consumers through its wholly owned and operated subsidiary, LLC. Charles & Colvard, Ltd.'s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "CTHR." For more information, please visit .

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