Post # 1
So I’ve been reading hundreds of moissy threads and I’ve seen tons of Amora and OEC moissanite pictures.
I love how white (F/G color) Amora Round Brilliant moissanites are… but I also love the Old European Cut moissanites, except for their color (K/L/M).
I have been told that I can get a regular OEC moissanite enhanced @ moissaniteco but honestly, I have not been too pleased with their customer service. But I guess I’m going to have to go with them (if I decide on OEC) anyway since I cannot find any other seller who can enhance OEC moissanites.
One thing that concerns me, however, is that I just saw some pictures & videos on BTD (posted by the nicest lady ever with a gorgeous ring) in which she compared her unenhanced OEC moissanite with her new enhanced OEC moissanite. There was no difference except for when compared in bright sunlight. It still looked pretty colored/yellowish. So I’m concerned since I am sensitive when it comes to stone colors and definitely would prefer a F/G color over I/J (or K/L/M for that matter).
So should I just go with the Amora Round Brilliant and give up the gorgeous Old European Cut for the better color of the round brilliant? OR should I still get an OEC moissanite enhanced from moissaniteco and take the chance (but what if it comes out to be less than an I color after 4 weeks of waiting and not being able to return it)?
Help me wise Bees!
Post # 3
@boulderbean: I would go with the OEC, but I also love that cut!
Post # 4
I voted for the Ring Bearer, but it’s not a fair vote bc I don’t understand the appeal of the OEC (and I’m color sensitive too). Can you explain what you like about the OEC? The only thing I know about it is from Wikipedia, which says it is an older, less sophisticated cut. From reading Wikipedia it seems like this cut is . . . just bad! But obviously lots of people love it (and widipedia is no style guide!), can you explain why?
Post # 5
@Jade33: It was cut by hand, so it’s imperfect based on current standards, and the sparkle is amazing, but only when you realize they were looking by candlelight and not modern fluorescence. It’s more big flashes of light rather than little bits of sparkle. It’s hard to explain until you’ve seen one in person 🙂 It has a chunkier girdle and more depth. Check out some estate stores and you’ll see 🙂
Post # 6
The Amora Round Brilliant is not comparable to a Diamond Round Brilliant; actually this is how you can tell the difference between a diamond and moissanite with this particular cut. The Amora Gemstone will be (but this will not be available in the US until 2015)equivalent to a diamond round brilliant cut. Also, the Asha has the same cut as a diamond.
Post # 7
I think color is going to be more up-front noticeable. to most people glancing at your hand, they are going to think “round diamond”. go for the whiter stone, IMO.
I saw the two being compared side by side and honestly, I can’t tell the difference: http://betterthandiamond.com/discussion/ubbthreads.php/topics/676688/all/OEC_and_Ring Bearer_moissanite_photo_an
but I can understand why the cut may matter to you and you alone. (for example, I want a princess cut stone but NOT a square brilliant.) but what I’m saying is that if they were both equally white, then go for the OEC. but since color also matters to you and one is whiter, than go with the whiter one.