Amora Gem VS FB Moissanite

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: More diamond like?
    Amora Gem : (35 votes)
    78 %
    FB Moissanite : (10 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
    430 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 1994

    If you have your heart set on a pink sapphire, look at the lab created pink sapphires at Moissanite and Co. The biggest ones max out at  $265. You could get a stunning ring for under $1000.

    Customer service can quote you pricing if you find a ring you like. I’m planning on getting an emerald from them.

    Forgot to add, I’m very very pleased with their ring quality. 

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  MoissyManiac.
    Post # 5
    1131 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Amora gems are whiter than FB Moissanite, and typically rate D-F for color. I have heard they are mote fiery than FB, which i think is just personal preference (some say they are almost too fiery, and some like it). They never show a green/yellow cast like FBs sometimes can.


    Amora Gem should be very readily available by 2015 once CCs patent has expired, right now quantities are limited, though I noticed RBs and Cushions were recently restocked.

    Post # 6
    1131 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Btw I have a radiant cut FB moissanite set between natural diamond baguettes and sometimes it looks yellow next to them. Overall I LOVE my FB moissanite. No one ever questions if it is a diamond.

    Post # 7
    2580 posts
    Sugar bee

    Right now better than diamonds does not have a stone smaller than 1.67 in the hearts and arrows cut and I think  it the old mine cut they only had 2+ carat as of the other day.

    I wantes to buy one to make a duplicate ring for traveling.  Also the 1.67 was around $1100 so more expensive than the moissanite.  

    Looks like they have a few more options now 🙂 

    Post # 8
    25 posts
    • Wedding: May 2016



    Loose stone is the Amora Gem – ~7.5mm E IF. The one in my setting is the FB enhanced moissanite 7mm. I’ve never been a fan of diamond rings for myself when I was educated in moissanite, so I don’t care about fooling people but at the same time I do prefer the near / colourless qualities of diamonds and find I prefer the AG. I found the body colour the FB has in some lighting / environments is too much for me. It’s a little dirty in the pictures because I was handling it so much… waiting to put it in my setting!

    Post # 9
    825 posts
    Busy bee

    AwkwardCoconut:  If you’re really color sensitive, I’d hold out for the Amora Gem. They have certified color grades, where FB stones are more in the J/K range. They also have Amora Moissanites which are certified to be an H — just to complicate your search further. However they’re certified to be H/I equivalent.

    All of them could pass as a diamond. Most people who are not on the bee are not well versed enough to tell a difference. Despite what people here think, there’s no shame in passing it off as a diamond. I had a FB moissy for the first year of my engagement and just replaced it with a diamond. Two jewelers had no idea it wasn’t a diamond until they looked at it under a microscope.

    Yes. Amora Gems are only sold at Better Than Diamond. You can occasionally find one Diamond Bistro, but you then run the risk of not getting a certified one. Also, not sure where you live, but you can’t buy Amora Gems legally in the US yet. (There are ways to get around this, someone buys one abroad and brings it over, you can buy them from Native American Reservations etc.) Like a previous bee said, the stock is low right now but is expected to increase dramatically in January. You would get it set locally, and the website gives advice on how to direct your local jeweler to set the stone.

    <br />I personally am not a fan of MoissyCo. I got my setting and stone from Schubach’s Jewelers. They have a reputation for picking the ‘whitest’ stone, and at the time, their quality control and customer service was a lot better. That being said, there are many, many bees here that have their ring and stone from MoissyCo and are completely happy with them, and there have been fewer complaints on the boards in the past few months.

    Post # 11
    5208 posts
    Bee Keeper

    AwkwardCoconut:  Have you thought about a champagne moissanite? They do make them 🙂


    Post # 14
    5208 posts
    Bee Keeper

    AwkwardCoconut:  Look on ebay! Lots of loose stome moissanite sellers. I think you can order them from MoissaniteCO. too. I think a champagne moissanite is rose gold would look fab!

    Post # 15
    195 posts
    Blushing bee

    May I suggest a OEC moissanite. They are beautiful! 😉

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