Post # 1
Hey Bees! I love the idea of a non diamond center stone for my engagement ring and I’ve found these two alternatives: Amora Gem and Moissanite. I’ve found a lot of pro and cons of each but which is your fav? Bonus points if you have photos of your ring!
Post # 2
I love the August Vintage line out of GoodOldGold (my ring is an AVR) so I would definitely nab one of the new Amora Gem AVRs!
Post # 3
Bought in 2016 from Good Old Gold…loose Amora Gem Soaring Hearts 2.16ct, F color….it’s always beautiful! ;p Had a Forever One moissy from C&C before but returned it as it was just too splintery for my taste.
Post # 4
Do you notice the color changing with the Amora Gem like moissanite?
Post # 5
Isn’t Amora Gem just a patent of moissanite? It’s the same thing I thought. Just like there are more brands now.
Post # 6
I have never seen an Amora gem in person. But I have seen lots of moissanites and have never disliked one!
Post # 7
Yes and no. From what I have read the difference is the specific, unique ratio of silicon and carbide in the Amora Gem that qualifies it at a separate stone from Moissanite.
Post # 8
They the same thing-cut different
Post # 9
Hi there. The color on mine doesn’t change, sometimes there’ll be some flashes of blue and it’s also not as super white like the moissy. I like the AG better because the faceting is very similar to that of my regular round brilliant diamond. 🙂
Post # 10
Amora gems are a form of moissanite, there are just different atomic structures out there and the AG can be grown colorless, while the “original” moissanite had a distinct yellow/green undertone, but Charles and Colvard now grows both the true colorless and the slightly tinged types.
That said, I’ve owned “regular” moissanite with the regular cut, an OEC moissanite, and OEC amora gem, and amora gem soaring hearts eternity (the second to last version), and my sister in law has a forever brilliant OEC. They were all pretty, but I liked my amora gems best due to the nice faceting, but here is the thing:
Companies caught on that consumers want nicely cut stones, so as long as you buy from someone who can make sure you have a nicely cut stone, you are good to go. I’d get an antique cut from Schubach’s or JYB jewels in a heart beat!
Post # 11
Older Moissanite: “Classic” and “Forever Brilliant” was made from an older type of Moissanite cystal: 6H silicon carbide. Nobody grows this anymore, although you can still find it as it seems C&C is still selling off old stock
Newer Moissanite: 4H silicon carbide can be grown to be colorless. It also doesn’t have that weird color change effect people used to talk about where it would go green or greenish-yellow in certain lighting. It behaves much more like a diamond.
“Amora Gem” is simply 4H silicon carbide Moissanite. The same type of Moissanite sold by every other Moissanite seller today. Better than diamond has no patent whatsoever on the making of Moissanite. All of their “patents” are just faceting patterns for their Moissanite. There really isn’t anything special there, not to mention that they have abandoned many of them.
Therefore the only difference between C&C Forever One, Amora Gem, Harro, Supernova, etc. is the quality of the Moissanite crystal and the way the stones are cut and polished. And the fact that BTD continues to pretend they sell something other than Moissanite personally bothers me, especially coming from a company who for years attacked Diamond Nexus for doing basically the same thing.
Post # 12
yes to all this.
The differences now are not in material, but in the cut. Many of the vendors now have their own cuts, so I would spend time on IG watching as many videos as you can. 🙂