Post # 1
I eventually want to get a asscher moissy if they ever come up with one. I know that it prob wont be out for a few years but I have 2 questions.
#1- Is the Amora Gem going to be as hard as the reg Amora Moissy? Is the gem term just relating to the new cuts coming out?
#2- I am scared to death about the hardness. I have heard that it is just as hard as a diamond in some threads and then once in a while you will see someone saying that it isnt hard at all.
The hardness question is the most important to me. I am a klutz, I am not an ordinary klutz. I have had 2nd and 3rd degree burns on my feet from a turkey, gotten grade II rotator cuff injury from shutting a window, cut myself open with a spoon, sprained every finger on one hand closing it in a car door, gotten a piece of potato in my eye while peeling them and had to go to the hospital to have it removed, broken my toe on a vaccuum, gotten two black eyes from walking into an open door etc etc etc etc
The reason I told you my stories above is because I have smashed my diamond on everything and hard too…have you all had alot of lots of bangs on ur moissy rings???? Please share your stories….have you broken your ring?
Post # 3
The amora GEM is a completely different atomic structure than moissanite, despite it being the same substance. It’s like diamond vs. graphite – both carbon, but very different, right?
As for the hardness, I’m not sure if it will be as hard as diamonds, but certainly not any less hard than moissanite currently is. I would be more concerned about your ring’s metal than the stone, to be honest. Have you considered platinum instead of gold?
Post # 4
@pharmy: thanks for the reply girl…I have big assed 14k white gold claws on my ring now so it protects it alot but I was thinkin about a double claw for my eventual asscher but because it is gonna be amora gem/moissy I might think about bezel setting it
Post # 5
Well I can only speak about the hardness of my moissanite – I got it before the amora stuff came out so I really don’t know anything about how it will be different. Mine’s just a regular enhanced cushion cut moissanite. I’m pretty damn rough on my jewelry, I’m constantly banging it into things and doing all sorts of craziness when I probably shouldn’t wear my ring and it’s held up wonderfully.
Post # 6
Silicon Carbide is used on tanks. It’s not as hard as diamond but that’s ok! Things don’t have to be that hard to survive a missile XD All gemstones, even the softy ones like emerald are harder than pretty much everything but other gemstones 🙂
The Challenger 2 uses silicon carbide armour. There has never been one lost to enemy action. Only one challenger was destroyed and that was by another challenger and EVEN THEN the armour didn’t break.
Challengers have survived being shot at by anti tank missiles over 74 times. Gemstone crystals are so amazing we used that technology to improve armour to keep troops alive and safe by making crystalline ceramic armours. Cool story huh?
Post # 7
@misspeanut: that is awesome to know girl thanks for that
Post # 9
anyone else have any moissy stories about beating them up? seriously I am getting one when they get the asscher and it would be lovely to know it will last more then a month heheh
Post # 10
The Amora Gem will be the same hardness as moissanite – (9.25-9.5 on the Mohs scale, and about 27% harder than sapphire)
Post # 12
Moh’s hardness is an exponential scale, I believe, so a diamond is still the hardest substance around. A 9, like sapphire, is supposed to be durable enough for everyday wear, and Silicon Carbide’s harder than that, so you’ll be ok.
Post # 13
You cut yourself open with a spoon!? lmao sorry but your stories are pretty funny
I’m also really clumsy and rough on things. I have banged my ring on my car, marble table, front door, refrigerator etc. and it still looks great.I have only had mine a little bit over a month, but so far so good!
Even harder substances can break or scratch. I inherited a RHR and two diamonds are chipped and the sapphires have fine scratches on them.It is over 100 years old though. A jeweler commented that someone must have heavily abused my ring lol. Moissanite is more likely to scratch and diamond is more likely to chip or crack. So there is the risk with any stone really.
Anyways, I think you will be fine. You can always get insurance on your rings just in case you damage them. The rates are very reasonable at places like Jeweler’s Mutual.
Post # 14
@DDbirdofparadise: very true…yeah believe it or not a spoon…i was washing dishes and this big old spoon just cut the crap out of my finger…everyone wants to wrap me in bubble wrap
Post # 15
@GelaMac: Wow, hun you’re actually worse than I am. I’m a huge klutz but somehow have escaped major injury. Sometimes I hink I’m a cat with 9 lives as close as I’ve come to really huring myself. My funny bones have no sensation because I’ve bummed them so many times that I basically dulled the nerves. BTW, are you a lefty? I ask because I am and lord knows this world is not made for us so we tend to get hurt more often.
I don’t have any moissy stories but I’m sure you’re going to be fine. When I was reading up on the amora gem I read that it was going to be stronger than the current moissy. Soomeone correct me if I’m wrong.
All of this talk about how soft it may be yet moissy is stronger than a sapphire and you hear about people chipping a sapphire as often as you hear them doing the same to their diamonds. It doesn’t happen often and when it does it’s more of a freak situation.
Post # 16
there’s a difference between hardness and toughness.
hardness = the ability to scratch something (diamond is the hardest substance on earth i think).
toughness = its ability to withstand pressure.
so something could be hard, but not necessarily tough.
a good comparison is glass vs wood. glass is hard and can scratch wood, but wood can’t scratch glass. however, bash them together and the glass will break and the wood will stay intact – the wood is tougher than the glass.
diamonds are hard, but i believe moissanite is tougher, so a moissanite is less likely to chip and break than diamond is.