(Closed) Amora? Moissanite? What did you choose?

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Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014 - Monte Carlo inn

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trtrego:  I chose moissanite πŸ™‚ I didn’t choose it over Amora for any particular reason. Moissanite was just in my budget and more available to me. A lot of pepole say “Amora is whiter…” And it’s true. But IMO the tiny yellow tint in the moissanite makes it look more genuine. When stones looks too white, I automatically think of a CZ.

I got a 6.5mm (1ct) UNENHANCED moissanite and it’s pretty white (I do have to warn you though…not all of them are like this, I guess I got the realllllyyyyyy good one out of the batch.). My moissanite is white in almost every type of lighting ( I’m colour sensitive ). The only time yoi can notice a little yellow is when its cloudy outside…and you really have to look for it to notice anything.

I don’t regret moissanite at all. It is truly an amazing stone. But if I have extra money in the future I MIGHT get Amora too πŸ™‚ 

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

 

From left to right: cheapie CZ, moissy, AG. By itself, my moissy is pretty white looking most of the time, and was actually so white compared to an un-enhanced RB my friend owned she bought an amora-ized OEC (returned it because she just loves the RB cut so much more). However, compared next to a colorless stone, the color is much easier to see in a lot of lighting. 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

The color difference is less noticeable in direct sunlight. I love both. The hardest part is getting a good hand-picked stone, there are only a handful of places I’d trust to pick one out for me as far as moissy goes. I just looooooove the sparkle SiC gemstones have. <3 

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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trtrego:  Hehe…

I chose AG over moissy since it was more diamond like.  I gotta lot going on in life and the more I research diamonds the more I realize the price isn’t worth it to me.  I will never sell my ring, so long term value means nothing to me.  Besides selling a used diamond is the biggest rip-off ever.  So it was a no brainer to me.  However, had the AG disappointed me I would have gone with a diamond.  I have moissy studs that I love, but I just didn’t want it for my ering.

Post # 21
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

The two top pictures is of the 1.5 carat forever brilliant enhanced Old european cut moissanite I had. The two bottom pictures are of my hearts and arrows cut 1.65 carat G color vs1 amora gem. The amora gem is whiter than the moissanite I had but it still has some warmth and looks very real to me. So if you don’t want a super white stone then I recommend going with a G or H color instead of a D,E,F

Post # 22
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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trtrego:  sorry I forgot to tag you in my post above πŸ™‚

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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trtrego:  Neither stone looks coated, but for color reference the moissy is graded in at “J” and my AG is graded at “E”, so it is completely colorless. A “G” would have been my preference, but BTD won’t have any more OEC cuts for a looooong time, so I snagged this one while I was able. πŸ™‚ 

Honestly though, as long as you look down and think “yay sparkly/pretty!”, I don’t think you can go wrong with either one. 

My 2 cents on a stone with some body color looking more “natural” :It isn’t more natural looking, rather, because most people have stones in the near colorless range, that is what everyone is used to seeing. Truely colorless stones are harder to find, and more expensive. If the opposite was true, and nearly everyone had pure white stones and those with body color were harder to find, people would think stones with color looked out of place. 

Neither one looks more natural than another, as both are available, and it really comes down to personal preference. 

If you can, I would order a loose hand picked moissy from a reputable jeweler with a good return policy, and a loose AG to compare, because it is really the only way to know which one you’ll like more. 

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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trtrego:  I have both… Moissy are earrings… I lost one so I’m thinking about turning my remaining stone into a pendant and I have an Amora set in my engagement ring that used to have an Asha in it. I also have several diamonds including an heirloom engagement ring I wear as my RHR.

My Amora gem is by far my favorite outside of my diamonds. If you can spring the little bit more it costs than a moissanite, I’d say it is 100% worth it. I love the sparkle of my moissy but I do not love the color or cut.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I chose Amora Gem because it was whiter than the moissy. I had a moissy in my previous engagement (I will attach pictures of both) and for the most part it was almost always white except on cloudy days. Although I will say my ex-fiance noticed a yellow tint quite a bit more than I did (maybe he is more color sensitive than I am), but with my current ring I chose the Amora because I didn’t want to take any chances with the warmth. They are actually pretty comparable in price (my local jeweler who sells C&C moissy looked up the prices and it was just maybe 100-200 difference). The Amora just kind of takes the “what if” out of the equation as far as warmth goes. When it sits next the moissy the difference is obvious. My jeweler couldn’t even believe how beautiful it was.

 

BUT I will say with the C&C is behaving lately (not to mention their CEO stepped down I think in January) says a lot about where the business is heading. I mean commenting on someone’s personal engagement ring saying it’s a scam and then LYING about where they have patents and then saying India and China have no regard for ethics. I mean come on. That alone would make me chose an Amora. I mean the amora is more beautiful on it’s own but that would make me choose it instead of moissy.

Here’s my cushion halo forever brilliant Moissy. It was very white and only rarely looked yellow

 

and here’s my amora gem (it’s not actually set, just sitting on top, but you get the idea)

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Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

 

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trtrego:  Amora Gem πŸ™‚ I love it. Chose it over a moissanite because the lines are cut crisper (my opinion, a girlfriend of mine has a moissanite that is to die for so I’ve seen one).

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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trtrego:  Honestly other than my husband no one knows it is not a diamond.  They do not ask and I do not tell.  Keep your decision to yourself and just let the stone speak for itself.

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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MstoMrsH:  Love the 8 prongs!

I chose a 9mm OEC moissanite. Everytime I look at my stone I am mesmerized by the beauty of its facets and the different colour it shows. I also wear an 8mm amora moissanite on my right hand, which I also love. Both stones can look warm and look very white, depending on ambient light and colours. Since they are set in rose gold, I love their warmer look. 

I might also be very happy with an amora gem, but I do not want my stone to look like a diamond so I would go with a warmer AG. Anyway, moissyco had the perfect settings on their site and their customer service was great, so I am super happy with my decisions πŸ™‚

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