RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Dec. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Charles & Colvard, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTHR), the original and leading worldwide source of created moissanite, today announced the release of coveted and limited natural green moissanite jewelry as a part of its Love Green, Live Green initiative to raise awareness for global sustainability.

"Our green moissanite is an extraordinary gemstone that offers our customers the opportunity to support a great cause while purchasing a beautiful piece of jewelry," said Don O'Connell, chief operations officer and senior vice president, supply chain.  "We'll be donating 10 percent of sales of our green moissanite jewelry to The Nature Conservancy to do our part to take care of the earth. For those who share our concern for the world around us, our green moissanite embodies their devotion to live green. Our customers are not just purchasing an eco-friendly product, they are perpetuating nature conservation with a beautiful, distinctive product."

Green moissanite boasts the same toughness as Forever One colorless moissanite, meaning it will stand up to daily wear and tear. More information about Love Green, Live Green and the limited edition green moissanite jewelry can be found on the Company's e-commerce website:

To further enhance its product selection, Charles & Colvard launched a variety of men's wedding bands and rings, which are available in white, yellow and rose gold as well as titanium options. Additionally, the Company introduced single stud earrings for customers wanting to purchase just one earring. The addition of men's rings and single studs offers customers a one-stop shop for all fashion and bridal jewelry. For more information on Charles & Colvard's men's jewelry, please visit

Charles & Colvard has also expanded its range of gemstones available to distribution partners with Forever One melee - small round gemstones that range in size from 1.0-2.4 mm. These smaller stones are cut and faceted to exact specifications that enhance the fire and brilliance of jewelry products such as rings, earrings and pendants. Melee gemstones are available to distributors and retail partners through Charles & Colvard's wholesale division. For more information about, please visit:

About Charles & Colvard, Ltd.

Charles & Colvard, Ltd., based in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina, is the original creator and leading source of Forever One™, Forever Brilliant® and Forever Classic™ moissanite gemstones for fine jewelry. Moissanite is unique, available in three color grades (colorless, near-colorless and faint color) and produced from silicon carbide (SiC) crystals. Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite® is sold with a Limited Lifetime Warranty 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 operating subsidiary,, LLC and through third-party marketplaces. Charles & Colvard, Ltd.'s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "CTHR." For more information, please visit

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