SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Specialized Disclosure Report
Charles & Colvard, Ltd.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in
Commission File Number: 000-23329
|(State or other jurisdiction of
|incorporation or organization)
300 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite
Morrisville, North Carolina
|(Address of principal executive offices)
Kyle Macemore, Senior Vice President
& Chief Financial Officer (919) 468-0399
(Name and telephone number, including area
code, of person to contact in connection with this report)
Check the appropriate box to indicate the rule pursuant to which
this form is being filed, and provide the period to which the information in this form applies:
|x||Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13p-1) for the reporting period from January 1 to December 31, 2013.|
Section 1 – Conflict
Item 1.01 Conflict Minerals
Disclosure and Report
Conflicts Minerals Disclosure
This Form SD of Charles & Colvard, Ltd. (the “Company”)
is filed pursuant to Rule 13p-1 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, for the reporting period January
1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. Rule 13p-1 requires disclosure of certain information when a company manufactures or contracts to
manufacture products for which the minerals specified in the Rule are necessary to the functionality or production of those products.
The specified minerals are gold, columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite and wolframite, including their derivatives, which are
limited to tantalum, tin and tungsten (the “Conflict Minerals”). The “Covered Countries” for the purposes
of Rule 13p-1 are the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Uganda,
Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia and Angola.
The Company contracts to manufacture products for which gold,
one of the Conflict Minerals, is necessary to the functionality or production of those products. The Company has conducted a good
faith reasonable country of origin inquiry regarding its Conflict Minerals reasonably designed to determine whether any of its
Conflict Minerals originated in the Covered Countries and whether any of the Conflict Minerals may be from recycled or scrap sources.
The Company requested its gold suppliers to certify, among other
|·||it only purchases gold from refiners that have been accredited by
the London Bullion Market Association good delivery list; |
|·||it only accepts gold from precious metal trading companies/manufacturers
whose gold is approved and in compliance for conflict free gold; and|
|·||it only accepts scrap or recycled gold from customers or suppliers
that certify that such gold is identifiable as their own production.|
The Company received certifications from the suppliers of approximately
97% of the gold used in the production of the Company’s products for which the gold is necessary to the functionality or
production of those products.
Based on this reasonable country of origin inquiry, the Company
determined that it has no reason to believe that its Conflict Minerals may have originated in the Covered Countries. This information
is publicly available at http://www.charlesandcolvard.com/investors/#!irol-sec.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the duly authorized undersigned.
|Charles & Colvard, Ltd.|
||/s/ Kyle Macemore
||May 30, 2014|
||Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
|| (Principal Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer)|