(Closed) Asha, Amora, Moissanite

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i don’t have any of these, but i can give you the basics:

— asha is a CZ with a special coating. the coating makes it stronger, apparently. they’re super sparkly and look the closest to a diamond out of the three.
— moissanite is a natural stone, with more sparkle to it than a diamond. it can be slightly tinted, and isn’t always clear white like a diamond or CZ. they’re stronger than a diamond on the hardness scale.
— amora is a treatment given to moissanite to make it whiter. (unless you’re talking about the amora gem, which is a completely man-made alternative to moissanite and isn’t available yet. apparently it will be the best thing since a diamond)

betterthandiamond is a good place to find more info about each different stone.

if i were to choose out of the three (i was going to go with moissanite, but we were given an heirloom diamond), i would go with asha. it’s easier (and cheaper) to replace if anything were to happen to the stone, and it’s definitely the closest to a diamond. but if you want something harder, and less “delicate” so to say, moissanite with the amora treatment is that choice. it’s harder than a diamond, but isn’t always as white (they’re generally warmer in color).

 

Post # 5
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3453 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@star_dust:  The patents are still pending for the Amora gem.  It may be released as early as fall this year or as late as 2016.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

@star_dust:  Actually, moissanite ISN’T harder than a diamond on the MOHS scale; it’s a 9.5, diamond is a 10. It IS harder than sapphire, which is a 9. But moissanite is more DURABLE than a diamond, and more resistant to chipping. 🙂

I have an amora-enhanced moissanite, and there is absolutely NO color, except on very overcast days. Then, it’s just a slight pale green-tint, which I actually think is beautiful. On sunny days, it’s so sparkly it’s unreal; I highly recommend moissanite, enhanced or not, because I have heard that even unenhanced there is hardly ever any color (and the amora enhancement is around 80-200 dollars depending on the carat size)!

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