What is an Amora Gem?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

There is amora enhanced moissanite. And then there is the Amora Gem which is it’s own stone and not available in the US until 2015. It just went on sale, if you’re on the waiting list, and you are in a country that doesn’t have a patent protecting it from being sold (I think New Zealand and Thailand are both options). The Amora Gem is supposed to be even better than the amora enhanced moissanite. Although they are on the betterthandiamond.com website, they’re not technically a diamond simulant according to some (others say they are) because they have their own properties.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It’s pretty much a new kind of moissanite. BTD came up with a different growing method, which results in whiter stones. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Aquaria:  Best I remember, the difference is in how the atomic bonds are formed. Kind of like how diamonds and graphite are both made of carbon, but they’re different things. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Aquaria:  The naming thing is super confusing. Moissanite with an uppercase M is the C&C product, moissanite with a lower case m is silicon carbide in general. The Amora enhancement uses a high heat and pressure treatment on Moissanite, fixing some broken bonds, which makes it whiter. The Amora Gem goes through its own growth process, so it comes out whiter from the start. 

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