(Closed) Amora Gem

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 136
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2020 - City, State

hellen04:  that is the 3.0 ct I tried on. Too big and go down to 2.5 ct orrrr do the 3.0? 

Post # 137
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

hellen04:  It’s very personal. It really depends on your personal taste and style, lifestyle, your environment (i.e do the people around you wear such large stones!), whether you want to attract questions about it, and so on.

I find that my own sweet spot for daily wear for a solitaire is one around 1.5-2 ct (assuming a round brilliant, a little more leeway for fancies or old cuts as they can be a lot deeper). Add a halo, and I am looking more at 1-1.5ct max. I just did not like how larger stones looked on my hand, or how they were to wear, and returned or sold any that were over 2ct. Heck, I even recently sold my 2ct moissanite as I found it too much at times. My new ring takes up a lot more finger space as it has a halo (centre is 7.2mmx6.7mm), but I am fine with that in a way I wasn’t so much with having one larger stone. I personally think rounds once they get to about 3ish carats look a little doorknob-like or spaceship like when halo’d, but I also know many feel very differently!

Some will say if you are debating between two sizes, go bigger as “diamond shrinkage” but some of us actually feel the reverse. I went with a 2ct equivalent originally as they were out of 1.5s at time but I always sort of wished I’d waited and done the 1.5ct. Bigger is not always better.

So, you need to sort of consider your life and surroundings, and decide what is the more comfortable size for you.

Post # 138
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Blushing bee

I’ll add my non-round to the mix. A 2.01 Asscher. 

Post # 139
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

littlegnome:  Gorgeous! I like Asschers (I have admired some of the antique Asschers in JbG lately) and  have admired your Amora Gem a few times now and am thinking of one for maybe for a RHR one day long down the road. Do you find you get a good “hallway of mirrors” effect with it?

Post # 140
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Fitzroy Gardens Conservatory

hellen04:  My ring size is also 4.5 🙂 I haven’t worn the ring yet because my fiance wants to propose to me properly but I got to pick it out XD I can’t wait. 

I’ll show you some pics when I get it on my finger! 

Post # 141
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2020 - City, State

RayKay:  all your points make sense. I actually wanted a 1ct – 1.5 ct princess cut like 6 months ago and randomly started getting attracted to the round halo by this amazing Canadian designer (diamondboi) he makes them look so flawless. My personality is very bubbly, I’m Nicaraguan so we love the music, and just enjoying life to the fullest. I feel that the round halo definitely matches my personality more. 2.5 and a 3 seems not too much a difference but I do need to see it on each had to fully compare. I’m such a visual learner it’s the only way lol. But thanks for the advice! 

Post # 142
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2020 - City, State

kbmorintj:  I look forward seeing the pictures!!! 

Post # 143
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2020 - City, State

littlegnome:  stunning!!! 

Post # 144
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2020 - City, State

I’ve been emailing different jewelers like crazy!

So what is a good price for ring settings? I got a quote for $1650 and $1850 (I am waiting on one more) for the halo in an Italian pave setting. Not sure if that’s a good price or not.

I also have my heart set having a specific designer to create my ring (diamondboi from Toronto) but it is becoming complicated to get someone who can get Moissanites small enough for my ring and find the perfect Amora. Once I find all of this stuff I’d have to take it to him to create my ring. I am afraid this might end up costing me more than it should.

I sent the design to a place that can do the Moissanites small enough (0.01 ct 1mm) but does not sell Amoras. They wrote this back to me in regards to Amoras….

“Amora is an aftermarket Moissanite where Standard Moissanite has been enhanced. However, this process is not endorsed by Charles & Colvard (the creators of Moissanites) as it is not known how it impacts the Moissanite. It is also believed that this process is not permanent and that the colour will eventually change back to the original colour of the Moissanite being processed. You would be much better of considering a real Moissanite as your centre stone if you would like colorless centre”

They kind of annoyed me for bashing the Amora. But then it put doubt in my head. It would minimize the risk of having the Amora and Moissanite look differently…. But I love the sparkle of the Amoooora.

I think it might be easier to just have the Amora set with diamonds but I REALLY WANT IT DIAMOND FREE! I don’t want to give up on my dream ring!!

Any thoughts, advice, opinions???? Sorry for the loooong ass post. LOL.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by  hellen04.
Post # 145
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2020 - City, State

Here is a picture to make up for the long post lol. I want that but as an Amora+Moissys 

Post # 146
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

hellen04:  First, they are confusing Amora enhancement – an earlier treatment on regular moissanites – with the Amora Gem. Not the same thing. These guys are out of the loop. Second, Amora enhancement does not wear off. No one except them “believes the process is not permanent” – it was not a coating or something that could wear off. I had some of the early Amora enhanced stones – they were beautiful, and still beautiful four years later when I sold them to happy new owners. C&C was threatened because finally someone was making moissanites better and making consumers demand better…they had the sole market for moissanites for years and only came out with FB (first a coated version) and F1 when they started getting pressure from other companies improving their stones aftermarket (Amora enhancement) and making their own product (AG).

I would stay away from these guys, honestly. They sound way too uninformed and manipulative.

Post # 147
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Fitzroy Gardens Conservatory

hellen04:  As I have previously posted, my ring is so similar to the one you want 😛

My setting cost me $1079 USD in platinum. 12, 1.1mm G SI1 diamonds on the band and 22, 1.2mm G SI1 diamonds around the halo. Altogether adds up to .22 carats. Centre stone is 3.26 carat E VVS2 Amora gem as aformentioned.  

I’m not sure if you’ll be able to get it diamond free with such fine stones yet, keep trying! 

Post # 148
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2020 - City, State

That’s so much cheaper! My quote was for white gold not Platinum.  Maybe I’ll have to sacrifice the Jeweller. But that moissanite place can get them as small as 0.01 ct 1mm per stone. Maybe I’ll just buy a bunch of them and return the ones I don’t need just to make sure they match the amora. 

Post # 149
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2020 - City, State

RayKay:  I know right! It got me so upset. I’ve done so much research and I was like “what the heck are they talking about….” only reason I’d consider them is because they offer the tiny moissanites I’m looking for (1mm). If I can order them loose and not deal with the other mumbo jumpo I’ll be happy, I don’t need their shadiness! 

Post # 150
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2020 - City, State

RayKay:  Yeah I don’t know if I want to go with these. They were being annoying and insisting I purchase diamond side stones instead of moissanites as they are the same price. What costs is setting the meele stones but I made it clear that I want a diamond free ring and don’t care about the price difference….BUT they are the only place that can get the stones that small….I AM STUCKKKKK any other alternatives other than diamonds?

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