Post # 1
So, I have been reading quite a bit about the new Amora H&A stone expected to be released in 2012, and while checking out the betterthandiamonds website I noticed they got rid of their Mira stone.
Then, I came across a page on the site that says :
Amora™ Moissanite is independently graded at an average of four color grades whiter than regular Moissanite by Charles & Colvard, and is the worlds first ‘true’ near colorless moissanite.
(*Please note: Due to a trademark conflict, we are changing the brand name from “Mira” to “Amora” … there will be some use of both terms while we work to update our site. Regardless of the name, it remains the same product. )
SO, it appears to me that “Amora” is really the same as what used to be “Mira”! Any thoughts? And if so, damnit I wish I bought it when it was available! womp wompppp
Here is the link to the page:
Post # 3
eh never mind, I think the ONLY difference is the hearts and arrows cut.
Post # 4
There are two things that are called amora.
1. Amora enhanced moissanite. This is Charles and Colvard moissanite that has been heated to appear whiter. This was previously and briefly called Mira, but changed due to copyright issues. Mira = Amora ENHANCED moissanite.
2. Amora gem. This is a silicon carbide gem (similar to what we know as moissanite, but with a different chemical structure.) It is currenly in research and production by BTD. The first cut they will be offereing will be a Hearts and Arrows cut, eventually expanding into many other cuts. It will not be available until 2012 – 2015, as they are dealing with patent issues.
Hope this helps. It’s pretty confusing.
Post # 5
@moonadea: wow that really helps, thanks!!
Post # 6
Mira or Amora are the same thing. It is C&C moissanite, treated with HPHT to whiten the stone at the atomic level. The cuts are all C&C.
Amora Gem is a totally new moissanite crystal developed by BTD. The actual gen rough is F colour and it will be cut by BTD into ideal diamond cuts, like H&A.
Post # 7
moonadea, we were posting at the same time, lol.
Post # 8
@moonadea: Super helpful information. Thank you!
Do you know if the Amora gem will be available from moissaniateco.com once it can be sold in North America?