(Closed) Amora Moissanite next to an Asha Diamond Coated Cubic Zirconia – pic heavy

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which one would you choose?

    Amora

    Asha

    Neither - please comment

    I don't know!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Post # 33
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @hfwildcat:  Hi i have an Asha and it does not hold up its fire and brilliance. The asha does get cloudy after awhile like a cz. Its also not durable as I have a TON of scratches on the surface. I’m getting married in May and I’m definitely going with a moissanite.

    Post # 34
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    5317 posts
    Bee Keeper

    One thing you may not be aware of is that moissanite has a yellow/green fluorescence. This is different than the color grade of the stone (they are also grading their own stones for color, so you can’t really assume their grades mean the same as another grader. e.g., GIA and EGL both grade diamonds but are virtually always at least one grade apart on the same stone).

    Anyway, I believe the fluorescence is why you were finding it get a lot more yellow/green under certain indoor lights, and of course outdoors. It will fluoresce under light that has UV in it. More UV, more fluorescence. So you would see it more under CFL lightbulbs than incandescent light bulbs, for example. In candlelight I assume you would see no fluorescence whatsoever. In a club with “black lights” you will see it at maximum fluorescence, so it will probably glow a bright green/yellow. Fluorescence also makes stones look blurry.

    Some diamonds are fluorescent too, but the ones that are have a fluorescence that is almost always a blue-blue. CZ does not fluoresce at all. If you were seeing clearly blue undertones in certain lighting with the coated CZ (Asha), I assume the synthetic diamond coating was fluorescing and that’s what you were seeing.

    Post # 36
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @hfwildcat:  sorry to revive this thread, but I find the side by side photos fascinating. I can’t tell them apart! Is the Asha an H colour as well?

    Post # 37
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    156 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @letigre:  I want to revive this thread, too! I’m in this exact dilemma πŸ™ I also ordered both. I noticed at my boyfriend’s apartment, the Amora is quite yellow. But I feel like I don’t notice it as much anywhere else :S I don’t know if you still like side by side photos, but here are a few more~

    In the first image, I’m wearing my mother’s engagement ring in this one. Next to that is the Amora, followed by the Asha. In the rest of the images, the Asha is closer to the palm of my hand while the Amora is closer to my fingertips

    Post # 38
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    36 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Honestly, the Amora looks like just like Radiant Star diamond from Helzberg or really any of the extra faceted round brilliants (ie- the Celebration Diamond, Eighternity, Solasfera, Star129). It honestly looks like two diamond different cuts that you’re comparing. There is nothing color wise or sparkle wise that would ever tip me off to think “Hmm, that’s not a diamond” unless I had a loupe. 

    I, personally, would go for cut and durability in this case and choose the Amora. Especially if this stone will be a forever stone. If this stone will be a temp/placeholder, then I’d probably go with the Asha just due to cost. 

    Either way, you can’t go wrong, they’re both very pretty stones. 

    Post # 39
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    156 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @_gemma:  That’s probably why it’s so difficult to choose. It really boils down to a person’s preference. I wish there was a right/wrong answer or someone would just tell me what to choose πŸ™

    Post # 40
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    390 posts
    Helper bee

    I personally prefer the Amora! 

    Post # 41
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    36 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @CandyKate:  will this be your forever stone? 

     

    Post # 42
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @CandyKate:  you could always flip a coin πŸ™‚ I find when I flip a coin, as it lands, I secretly hope for one of the sides to show and then I know what to do/what I want, even if the coin lands on the opposite side. As silly as it sounds, it works! πŸ™‚

     

    Post # 43
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @_gemma:  Not sure. My boyfriend and I talked about upgrading to the Amora Gem, but I doubt it’s something that’s going to happen when it’s available to us in 2015. I love the depth and color of the Asha (I think it also may be a hair larger), but I feel like I can tell it’s a CZ from certain angles (like I can see through it). I love the sparkle in the Amora and the idea behind it, but I’m afraid that I might be color sensitive (but that could just because I’m holding it next to the Asha–by itself, it’s beautiful) or that it looks kind of shallow. It’s tough πŸ™‚

     

    Also, cute idea regarding the coin! I just was so underwhelmed when I unwrapped the Amora. Even though everyone I show the stones picks the Asha, I keep coming back to the Amora. I just think I can’t pull the trigger. I may just bring them to my jeweler and have him pick πŸ˜›

     

    Post # 44
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    36 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @CandyKate:  Let us know what you decide!! I know it feels so daunting, haha. Also, it will also look a little whiter (and bigger) once it’s set (at least that is my experience with diamonds, I can imagine once that Amora or Asha is in a platinum or white gold setting, it will look whiter)

     

     

    Post # 45
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @CandyKate:  I ordered the Amora and was underwhelmed too, though I’ve been comparing it to a good/very good cut diamond. I expected the cut on the Amora to be better than it is. Now I’m thinking of ordering an Asha to compare with my diamond before making the final decision!

     

    What did you find underwhelming about the Amora? Mine just lacked depth, and even the sparkle was disapointing.

    Post # 46
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @letigre:  In my boyfriend’s apartment, it was pretty yellow! I kept reading about this extra fire, but I definitely didn’t see it–not until I walked outside on a sunny day. I mean, the cut of the Asha is just so much more pleasing–it has beautiful depth and the lines are very clean. It made the Amora look very shallow and flat. With how much I’ve been reading about the Amora, I was just expecting something a little… more. I think this video had my hopes up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKqOkc8lhio

     

    I’m not really sure what to think anymore. I still have time to decide πŸ™‚

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