Wanted to post another Friday update:
1 - We substantially increased our Mira inventory for both cushions and rounds. New sizes include 8.5mm rounds and 8.5mm cushions for example.
2 - Next week we will be treating our first 'square brilliant' shapes for Mira. Most of these will be for MoissaniteCo, but we are excited to see how they turn out in terms of before and after appearance.
3 - 6mm cushions have been added, and these actually all came out as I color rather then the normal J for cushions.
4 - Monday, 8/8 was in fact a big milestone day for Mira. However, the reason for it will have to be explained in October...so a bit longer to explain, but will make sense in October.
5 - We have hired a new customer service staff to help out in the early mornings. This is a continuation of our strategy to try and increase closer to 'around the clock' customer service since we have customers in so many time zones.
6 - First draft of our H&A Mira cutting patent application should be ready next week. I am hopeful we will have this officially filed with the USPTO by mid-Sept.
7 - Received word from the US Patent office that our Asha patent (dual coating process) will be approved. Have to sign some papers, and pay the 'issuance fee', but we'll have an official patent approval after that. Official announcement/press release will happen then, but that was some great news this week.
8 - Finally, we've started some initial discussions with a potential Mira distributor in a non-patent covered country. That is exciting of course since we will be able to make and sell Mira H&A's in the future regardless of the US patent situation.
Finally, for those interested, I've posted a two part series on the basics of crystals and color(lessness).
People have posted some rather interesting claims made by other raw moissanite dealers about their product and their own 'treatments', so I thought if people had a better understanding of some basic solid state chemistry, they could more readily weed out some of these claims...and perhaps have a better appreciate their own gems.
Here are the links: Part I - Crystals and Color(lessness) Part II - Crystals and Color(lessness)
Hope you have a good weekend,