(Closed) Moissanites…Educate me, please!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee

@Dandelion D:  …does this kind of post usually stir up drama? Huh.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

@koveline:  most posts stir up drama 🙁

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

@koveline:  It shouldn’t, but sometimes it does anyway.

OP: To answer your questions:

Regular moissnaite and Amoras are both moissanite, so they share many of the same qualities (durability, sparkle, cut ect). The only difference between the two is that the Amora has a special coating that makes the stones much whiter.

Ashas are CZ, but also have a coating on them to improve durability (as plain CZ tends to cloud over time).

I personally chose moissnaite (enhanced) for my e-ring. Moissanites do have a few differences from diamonds (the cut is the easiest way to tell a moissanite apart from a diamond, which the average person won’t notice), however moissanite is very durable and still extremely diamond-like. Check out this video (not my video): http://vimeo.com/24371182

Ashas are another great option. They are identical in appearance to a diamond and would fool anybody, even an experienced jeweler without tools! The downside is that they are simply not as durable, and will probably have to be replaced eventually.

I would recommend Better Than Diamond or Moissanite & Co.! I bought my moissy from there and had a great experience. As far as I know they are the only companies to over enhanced (whiter) moissanite.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I cant really help Dandelion but honestly i would like to know more too cause I am lookin for a pair of earrings and think it would be a great option…i will watch to see the education as well…

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@koveline:  LOL.

There are tons of threads on this already.  And betterthandiamond.com is probably a better forum for this kind of information.  Good luck!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@DeathByDesign:  actually, Amora is NOT a coating. it’s a heat/pressure treatment that makes the stones whiter. i agree with everything else about your post though!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

@sleepyhead22:  I was under the impression that it was a coating created using heat, pressure and carbon somehow. Either way it’s permenant.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Dandelion D: It’s ‘enhanced’ because it is whiter that normal untreated moissanite. I went with enhanced even though mine was 0.75 because I’m a bit colour sensitive. It’s recommended that anything over 1 carat should be enhanced I’ve heard.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I own an asha and i couldnt be happier, but most bees on here own moissys it all depends if you want something that simulates a diamond. an asha Looks like a diamond and is almost flawless. I dont think you can go wrong with either choice. Betterthandiamond.com forums have WAAY more information on ashas and of people that own them. just for reference heres mine

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

“Enhanced” means it’s got a coating that makes it whiter. If you would chop an enhanced stone in half, it would no longer be as white.

Amora is a high pressure, high temperature treatment that fixes broken bonds within the stone, “correcting” some of the green/yellow and making it whiter.

Amora is 100% permanent; the coating of “Enhanced” stones CAN be removed or ruined under certain circumstances (extreme heat or certain chemicals).

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