(Closed) Is Amora really worth the extra money?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@des1982:  I have an Amora Moissanite. I didn’t get it because of the sparkle (although it sparkles like crazy!). I got it because I wanted a whiter stone.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I ordered an Amora, which I am still waiting to receive. Moissy is beautiful but in the photos on these boards, I can often tell a significant color difference between Amora and unenhanced. I chose Amora becuase i prefer the higher color grade.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

I don’t think it makes it sparkle more, I think it just makes it whiter (correct me if I’m wrong bees!)

To me the Amora enhancement was worth the extra money because I’m pretty colour sensitive and an unenhanced stone wouldn’t make me as happy.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Amora does not make moissanite more sparkly, it makes it whiter.

Moissanite is sparkly whether it has Amora or not.

It is certainly worth it if you want a whiter stone (eg H/I). Amora brings it up a couple colour grades.

It was not worth it to me as I wanted a warmer stone for my own ring, as I love the moissanite buttery personality. Especially as I was going with an OEC, it fit better for me to get buttery colour. I definitely notice the warmth as I am “sensitive to colour” but I also prefer warmer stones to colourless/near colourless stones.

 

Post # 7
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Newbee

I dont have an answer to your question, sorry, more like an add on question of my own..

 

It seems the smaller stones seem to be whiter but as you start to get larger stones they seem to have more color.  Is there a certain size stone in which the Amora process becomes more beneficial/noticible..almost neccessary?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@sugarpea:  <<< Exactly what she said 🙂

I don’t believe it makes it sparkle more, it just makes the stone white by a couple of letters. To me it was worth it because my 1.5ct-equivalent Amora stone still has some warmth to it in some lighting. It doesn’t bother me, but I wouldn’t really want it much warmer.

I also hear it doesn’t matter so much for stones under 1ct. The bigger the stone, the warmer it is likely to be.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@jennypop:  I think it’s most noticable over a carrat. Also, even smaller stones may have a lot of color is they aren’t round cut

Post # 10
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Busy bee

@jennypop:  Yes, 1 carat, and maybe even smaller (0.75 or so?) with anything other than a round cut.

Like other pp said, amora just makes the stone whiter, it doesn’t affect the sparkle. I personally didn’t want an amora in the first place. I didn’t intend on passing it off as diamond (unless people assume it is, which I’m fine with, whatever), and I liked the idea of having the unique stone of moissanite in its full glory, untreated with whitening treatments. I love the idea of having green/blue and warmer shades at various times. It just gives it more personality to me :). So it really depends on your preference! Do you want your stone to be perfectly white? If so, it may be worth it.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@squeak:  This. It’s all about personal preference…get the upgrade if you really want a white stone. I have a .75 unenehanced and I love the warmth, but for some people they would prefer as close to colorless as possible.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

@des1982:  Have you checked out the Better Than Diamond message boards? They have a great Moissanite/Amora section and people post a lot of comparison photos (unenhanced vs Amora enhancement) (:

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@des1982:  When my FI told me he was reading up about unenhanced/enhanced there was a review on moissaniteco that completely changed his mind to enhanced. 

I have 1.5 carat enhanced and a lot of times you can see it is pretty green or blueish so I could imagine unenhanced being way warmer. Warmth just means, not as clear as a diamond and could mean a slight yellower or greener tinge, not necessairly “dark” just not bright, white and clear like a flawless diamond. 

If you look at the sear’s website, their moissanite ring pictures are pretty warm. Seeing that sight also made FI/I want an enhanced stone.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If you’re going bigger than a carat and want a whiter stone, then you should pay the extra for Amora.  I have an Amora and I think it’s worth it.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I originally bought an Oval Moissante (unenhanced) for an anniversary ring. It turned out to be too yellow for me, I would say it was probably a J in color. I just ordered a new setting for an Amora Moissanite Round stone and I love it! There is a big difference in color between the 2.

Oval –

 

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