(Closed) Alternative Diamond suggestions?

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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robineliza:  hi, no amora gem and amora moissanite are two different things. Amora moissanite is an enhanced moissanite similar to the forever brilliant except the enhancement was created by betterthandiamond rather than Charles and colvard. In my opinion I think the amora gem looks much more diamond like than moissanite. Yes moissanite can show some color, however there is a new whiter moissanite out called the forever one. What makes the amora gem more diamond like is the cut. Amora gem is available in D,E,F,G,H colors and in IF,vvs1,vvs2,vs1,vs2,si1 and I believe all the forever one stones are all colorless with vs clarity. Yes the amora gem costs more, but it’s totally worth it to me as I’m not a fan of the splintery facets round brilliant moissanite has.

Here’s my 1.65 carat G Vs1 amora gem ultra(right) and 7.5mm 1.5 carat equivalent Forever brilliant OEC moissanite (left). Both pictures were taken on a sunny day with no overcast. 

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Worker bee

The only time you can notice a slight tinge of yellow with FB is during overcast days but it’s not super noticeable. Forever one moissanite is just as, if not, nearly as white as amora gem but cheaper 🙂

Click this link for a chunk load of info about the amora gem 🙂 http://www.prosumerdiamonds.com/amora-gem-review/

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Sugar bee

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robineliza:  Have you looked into clear earth mined stones such as sapphire, danburite, zircon, etc?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

If price is the problem, go lab grown! They are fairly cheap and have exactly the same genetic makeup of a real diamond, meaning they’re exactly as hard and a jeweler will tell no difference, except for possibly the fact that it’s literally flawless. 

Second to lab created, I’d  probably go moissanite. But personally I went lab ruby.

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Bee Keeper

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robineliza:  Ive had 2 custom rings created by Moissanite.com as well as a 3rd ring on it’s way [purchased from the sale section].  I have never had a problem with their service or their product.

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Blushing bee

I have a round FB moissonite. It’s only slightly yellow if I’m in lighting or a room that’s yellowish. I don’t notice it that much when it’s over cast, but I also live in a sunny climate.

if I was buying a moissonite today I would get the forever one which is colorless. I haven’t seen an Amora Gem in person. Some people don’t like the cut of the moissonite. I personally think it looks like a sunburst rather than splintery and it doesn’t bother me. The moissonite is really sparkly which I like. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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robineliza:  If you want something that will make people think you have a diamond, then Amora is the way to go. It has a more diamond like cut and color, but I don’t know anything about its durability or longevity. I don’t think sapphire is a good choice either, for the record. I have never seen a sapphire that can rival a diamond (or amora or moissy) in sparkle. I think if you went that route you would spend an inordinate amount of time polishing it to make it even close to the fire you want.

 

I don’t think Moissanite looks like a diamond at all. The cut and how it sparkles is very unique and is a dead giveaway that you aren’t dealing with a diamond. Speaking on the color of moissy though, the larger stones can really pick up color. I can’t speak for the new F1, but my FB moissy skews blue/grey rather than the notorious yellow.

 

Here she is being moody:

 

 

Here she is doing her diamond impression:

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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robineliza:  Really?! My ruby was only $200 and they told me it’d be about the same if I wanted to do diamond. I Googled lab grown diamond ring and Zales has big ones in the hundred dollar range. I did mine at Robbins Brothers Engagement Ring Store. You should go to Zale and ask since they sell them online. 🙂

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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robineliza:  I’m suggesting the Amora Gem. I haven’t heard much or seen IRL an Amora Moissy.

 

I have a forever brilliant moissy from Rosados Box on Etsy. If you go moissy, definitely go for the Forever One if you don’t want the color.

 

ETA: It looks like C&C is discontinuing the Amora Moissy and are just offloading remaining stock.

 

http://www.moissaniteco.com/forever_brilliant_vs_amora.html

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  • Wedding: April 2013

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robineliza:  I bought from Moissenite Co and my moissy (1 ct equiv) looks super white to me…but I’m not a jewlery expert or anything.  

I LOOOOOOOVE my ring and am so happy that we found moissy.  Neither of us were at all excited about forking out for a diamond and we were considering skipping the ring all together, but moissy was the perfect solution.  It’s gorgeous, hard wearing, long lasting, and sooooo sparkly.

The one thing I’d say about MoissyCo is that their band designs are more simple than what you can get other places.  This is fine if you aren’t going for anything too complicated, but they don’t have bands that include things like delicate pave work.  if you want that, you could always buy your setting seperately.

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