- 2 years ago
- Wedding: July 2015
I’m writing this post because I was a bride who was looking for options outside of Diamonds for a center stone. As many newly engaged couples feel, my fiance and I are starting our lives together and we didn’t want to drop crazy money on a ring. On the other hand, I am not one to sacrifice quality just for a better price so if we went with an alternative, it still had to be high quality.
I spent months researching diamond alternatives, and I found that many lab created diamonds are either coated cubic zirconias, or real ones that cost just about as much as natural diamonds. I initially wrote off moissanites because of their yellow color, but then I came across amora moissanites.
Amora moissanites usually come in H color, which is a whiter color that regular moissanites, in side to side comparisons to diamons, Amora Moissanites rate the same if not higher in every category save for price (drastically lower) and hardness (on the Moh’s scale of hardness Diamond is a 10, Amora is 9.25 so fractionally lower).
The more I researched, the more Amora seemed the way to go, however I didn’t want to buy without seeing one in person, or at least seeing a comparison to a real diamond. My fiance spent a frustrating afternoon going around to jewelry stores, who didn’t have any in stock and in many, it felt like when we asked, the sales people were pretty snobby about moissanites. In the picture department, I was only able to find a few comparisons of Amora to Diamonds, which also frustrated me. We finally decided to pull the trigger and order, figuring that we could compare it to my Mother in Law’s diamond and send it back if it failed to impress.
When the stone came, we were extremely happy with the stone, and after it was set, it was only more impressive and beautiful. I have had my engagement ring for two months now and I’m absolutely obsessed. I’m extremely happy with the decision my fiance and I made, and would totally reccommend Amora Moissanite to any couple looking for a quality diamond alternative. I get compliments all the time on my ring, by strangers and friends alike and when I do take the time to share that my stone is not a diamond, people are honestly shocked.
I am writing this post not only to share my experience with Amora Moissanite but to also give brides researching this stone a comparison of Amora to diamond so that they can have at least a better idea of what they will be getting with an Amora stone.
My stone is the platinum pave setting, it is graded H color and the size is 1.5 carat equivalent.
My Mother in Law’s stone is in the yellow gold setting, it is G color and 1.1 carats.