What is the Amora gem? How does it compare to moissanite?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

This is info I got from betterthandiamonds.com

The Amora GEM – FAQ:<br /><br />1 – What is the Amora Gem? <br />The Amora Gem is a new gem from the Silicon Carbide family, and is the first lab grown gem to exceed Diamond in virtually every measure. <br /><br />The Amora gem has the highest brilliance of any gem (10% more brilliant than diamond, 23% more brilliant than plain CZ, 50% more brilliant than Sapphire). Note that Gem implies a hardness of at least 8 Mohs in order to be actively worn.

s Amora Gem the same as Moissanite? <br />No. <br />The crystal structure of the Amora Gem is distinct, and optically superior, to the crystal structure of Moissanite by Charles and Colvard.<br /><br />The Amora Gem has more brilliance (higher refractive index), and better color (wider optical band gap) than Moissanite. <br />Both Amora Gem and Moissanite by Charles and Colvard are members of the ‘Silicon Carbide’ family of crystals – there are over 200+ members of this family. <br /><br />Silicon Carbide simply means the crystal is made using silicon and carbon…the internal crystal structure using these elements can vary dramatically, with very different optical, chemical and physical properties as a result.<br /><br />Think of diamond vs. graphite – both are crystals made of carbon, yet display very different properties.<br /><br />For example, Amora Gem will never tint green the way Moissanite can, and is natively D-F color, or true colorless. The Amora Gem however, is much harder and more difficult to grow than Moissanite.

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