- 4 years ago
Hi there forum members,
Hi there forum members,
A lot of us on WB believe that the Forever Brilliant enhancement is the way to go. Amora Moissanite’s marketed to be whiter but from what many of us can tell, based on consumer photos & videos, FB seems to be whiter while AMs often have a yellow/greenish cast. Not always, but it does happen.
If sparkles are her #1 priority though, and you’re comfortable with giving her a 1 carat equivalent or smaller (i.e. 6.5mm or less), unenhanced is a great choice. They are super sparkly, colour is not obvious at all, and they are cheaper. A few of us wonder if it’s a trade-off between whiteness (flashes of white sparkles) and fire (flashes of rainbow/coloured sparkles). Some people have the size you’re looking at, 7mm unenhanced, and are very happy with it.
(Just wanted to add that I’m not affiliated with any gem companies, I’m just a regular consumer.)
My friend has an unenhanced Moissy, and it is gorgeous and super white–the closer you keep it to 1ct, the whiter it will be!
I hear a lot of good things about Forever Brilliant and people seem to have the best luck with round stones!
Also: What about buying the setting and making the band? My great-grandfather made my great grandmother’s wedding band, and now it’s a family heirloom (I currently have it, and will wear it until one of my great grandkids gets married)
The regular Amoras are out of stock right now, but there are Amora Gems “available.” I put available in quotes because betterthandiamond.com is illegally selling them to people in patent blocked countries (US, UK, Canada, etc) through means of a mail-forwarding service. You can purchase an Amora Gem in 7 mm (I think they are still available to those that signed up on the waitlist) and then have it shipped to somewhere like New Zealand and then forwarded to you… that whole process seems dodgey as hell to me though.
So I have a Forever Brilliant Moissanite that still is within the C&C Warranty because it is legally manufactured and distributed by them, the patent holders. I love my FB moissy!! I have an old european cut – it’s REALLY white. I believe it’s from the 2nd generation batch of FBs that didn’t need any surface treatments and come from an inherently whiter rough. As far as custom designs go, Joe Schubach’s is absolutely amazing, I recommend them 100%. You’ll get CAD drawings, a video of the stone, and a video of the completed product along with an optional wax mould. Since you are keeping it a secret, I doubt you will get the wax. Good luck!
I love my unenhanced OEC moissy. its quite white I think. Your design is beautiful! So romantic.
Mine is an amora 7mm and I LOVE it! We purchased it in April of 2012 and I received it in June of 2013, so far so good! It sparkles all the time and I have never seen green, sometimes a little off white (wouldn’t call it yellow) when the weather is bad, but even then it still sparkles!
@Curious_Guy: FB has no coating and never had. First generation of FB were treated, now they are being cut from whiter rough (so no treatment). I checked and researched it through and through after BTD came up with this BS to promote Amora Moissanite. That was a while ago though and now they admit there is no coating and sell them on their website too.
@Curious_Guy: I agree with FutureDrAtkins that Schubah would be a great way to go for your custom design. They created most amazing ring for her and incorporated all her requirements. Come to think of it, I only heard great things about their work. They are famous for sourcing best quality Moissies too.
I was all for Amora Moissy until I saw some of their marketing tactics. They say their stones are whiter but they use their own indepdendent stone grader, so I dont trust that. I know plenty of bees have Amora and love it, I am just not a fan of all the Forever Brilliant bashing done by BTD. FB is not coated or treated, just inherently whiter moissy. My moissy is a 6.5 FB OEC and I adore it.
@luckylady3090: 🙂 Yours is from Schubach’s too right?
@Curious_Guy: Great idea! I think actually making the setting yourself is a tad risky, but if you make the CADs yourself and hand them over to Schubach’s I think you will be in great shape. A cute idea would be to make yourselves matching wedding bands (maybe hand engrave?) using your workshop, and cast them from the same “batch” (there’s a word for it but I can’t think of it!) of metal.
@sparkletiger: <- Is right, Schubach’s is known for sourcing *the best* moissanite. Beth at Schubach’s has a great eye for it. Here’s the 6.5mm FB OEC she hand picked for me.
I’ve heard good things about Forever Brilliant. Schubach’s seems to have a very happy following – they’d pick a nice stone out for you.
@luckylady3090: I totally agree. Their tactics are underhand and SHADY as hell. They admitted themselves in the end that there wasnt any coating with 1 st generation FBs (they were treated by Serenity through a permanent enhancement throughout the ston. ). 2nd generation FB comes from native whiter rough. Your ring is fabulous by the way, one of my all time favourites on the Bee. I adore it.