Post # 1
I joined WB to read what everyone was saying about engagement rings, and was thrilled to learn about the moissanite rings. My boyfriend and I have just started looking at rings and were really bummed out at the idea of needing to take out a loan for a diamond. We are going on two vacations this year and want to start wedding planning in early 2015, so we’d love to save as much money as we can. All of the testimonials and beautiful photos and videos have totally sold me on the moissy rings, and we’re both very excited that we won’t be breaking the bank. I’ve become a woman obsessed – I cannot stop looking at these rings!
I think I’m leaning towards a 1.5 ct equivalent center stone (still debating between three stone and solitaire), and from what I’ve read, it sounds like that size stone and bigger will benefit from the enhanced Amora/Forever Brilliant treatment. Nearly everyone has had very kind words about MoissaniteCo.com, but it looks like they are out of Amoras, and from the sounds of it, may not get them back any time soon (we’re hoping to be engaged by Dec 2014, and I hate the idea of being on a waiting list). It looks like they have the Forever Brilliant available. I have seen fewer, but equally positive reviews about BTD, and they appear to have Amora in stock.
TL;DR: I’m wondering if anyone recommends BTD’s Amora over MC’s Forever Brilliant, or vice versa? My main concern with my ring is that it not look “fake” or costume-y, and I would hate to have my boyfriend pay extra money for a treatment that does just that. Also, the BTD prices are much lower, which of course makes me skeptical (not to mention their website could use a makeover).
Any insight (or photos!) you can share will be much appreciated!!
Post # 2
agirlnamedlucky: I don’t have a MoissyCo. FB but I have a 2ct. C&C FB Round. Honestly, they’re super clear, no inclusions (which I’d expect from a synth). I definitely wanted to get an Amora but they weren’t offering them at the time and I’m impatient as it is! I’m still super happy with my pick and I’m not sure if it’d be much different. Sometimes I catch ever-so-slight yellow tint but it’s only from the side, I haven’t seen it face up, and usually only in my car?! Anyhow, it does super awesome things in the sunlight! It’s a beautiful rainbow of colours! It normally looks like a flawless diamond to me though I’m sure others will beg to differ. You just have to order the stones and see if you like them – and it may take more than one try since they can be different!
Post # 3
Well to make your decision easier I think btd.com stopped making the amora enchanced moissy since they mainly focusing their attention on the Amora Gem instead.
Post # 4
BTD is still selling the Amora Moissanite but you have to email them to be added to the wait list. I was added about a month ago and they emailed me last week that they had 1 ready for me, but I passed. I actually got my round FB moissy from gem_labs on ebay. You should check ebay because they’re cheaper and most sellers offer free shipping and returns with no restocking fees. Another seller on ebay that people buy their moissanite from is moissaniterus. I’ve heard nothing but great things about these 2 sellers.
As as far as reviews and side by side comparisons, check out BTD’s forum and thefacetlounge.com if you haven’t already. Good luck!!
Post # 5
Bottom pic is fb square brilliant moissanite
Post # 6
BTD discounted with remaining stock of FB moissanites. They have a good return policy so if you dont like it, you can eaily send it back. Maybe if you are lucky, you can get price match of BTD prices @ Schubachs. I’ve read around about people being happy about the stones Beth picks out for them. BTD also has the Amora Gems stocked in the 1.4 ct eq range, maybe you’d like it?