Great News: Amora Gem

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I cant wait to see videoss and pics!!! New Amora Gem owners.. please be generous with the pics!!! 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

So it’ll look like a high quality diamond?

I thought moissanite owners liked that their stones didn’t quite look like diamonds…

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I think the amora gem has the potential to be the death of diamonds. I love diamonds because of the way they look, and mine, while high quality, is in no way “investment quality” like a 4+ carat vvs+ stone would be. I dislike moissanite, but if the cut, colour, and clarity of the amora gem is as good as Less says, then I’m SUPER excited to see one. While I don’t like “knockoffs,” I’m really excited to see a viable alternative to diamonds on the market. 

I also want to add that I really admire Less’s transparency with the blog posts and whatnot. It made me realize now shady the diamond AND the moissanite (Charles and Colvart) industry are.  

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

@NovaRising:  Thanks for sharing!  I haven’t been on BTD in weeks.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

How expensive will they be?  For the larger ones?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@squishee:  A previous post said that the tentative pricing will be ~$1000 for the 3 carat equivalent, and small stones would actually be more expensive. I think it was around $1200+ for a 1 carat if they do end up producing those.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I can’t wait for these to come out!

@squishee:  I’ve seen it at $600/carat. It’s by no means cheap, but for the durability and optical properties (especually compared to diamond), it’s a steal!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@letigre:  I’d be surprised if it affected diamond sales much.

Diamonds are considered valuable, and will always be what sims are based on. I think many people will always want the “original”, no matter how good the sim is.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@GoldfishPie:  just found the post on BTD about tentative pricing:

 It may still end up that we have to do a sliding scale per carat (ala 1ct = $750/ct, 1.5ct = $650/ct, 2ct = $599/ct) to reflect the decreasing costs as it grows larger, but that would still be hugely preferable over taking a 2ct stone and then simply cutting it down to a smaller size and having to charge the same for a 2ct as a smaller size.

I’m surprised at just how cheap it is. Is this not in line with regular moissanite pricing? Good on BTD on not taking advantage of consumers. They could have priced this much higher.

Post # 16
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Busy bee

Yay!  Thanks- since I doubt I will ever be able to truly justify the price of a 3 carat diamond, if this was just as pretty, I’d like to have one as a dream RHR!  

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