Post # 1
I have fallen in love with the Amora Gem and would like one in my engagement ring. There is a Blue Nile setting that I would like to replicate but unsure if I should try and get it made in Australia or take my chance and have it made in the US and then shipped to me. Anyone had the same or similar experience, I would love some advice.
Post # 2
jboc : I have one!
Its an amora gem Ultra H&A E IF set in platinum with two oval diamonds.
I had it set by David Burton in North sydney who was able to put together my dream trellis setting.
I’m currently having a piece done with an OEC diamond in America. If you’re set on a particular setting And confident in your amora gem choice, i would get it all done in the states and shipped over as one to avoid re-entry fees and customs.
Post # 3
Sadiebelle : Thank you for that, absolutely gorgeous ring! Do you think it is more cost effective getting a ring made in the States (keeping in mind the 17% import tax), rather than have the gem shipped to me then have a local jeweller make it?
Out of the two ring you have had / are having made which worked out to be the better option?
Post # 4
My other ring is in production with CvB in the states as we speak so I can’t tell yet, however, there aren’t many jewellers that can offer the high end craftsmanship of those in the states, they simply have more options. I ordered my diamond with LAD who sent it out, so I paid the fees to have it brought into the country, and how I have to send it back out to the states to have it set, and pay to have it brought back. In this case, as it was an antique diamond I wanted to be sure I had a good look at it first incase I didn’t like it so I don’t mind paying all the fees.
If you know you love the amora gem and are satisfied with the colour and clarity youve purchased then I would request it be sent straight to your chosen jeweller for fitting. Have a good research though, as I wish I had waited for a lower colour AG. The E colour is very sparkly but it goes VERY blue in sunlight, and here in Aus, that’s all the time! haha.
I don’t think I could compare the two rings as my second will be twice the price of the first. BTD were great to deal with in having it sent over and it arrived in good time. I only paid the 10%GST on my diamond as it’s free from import tax. But the amora I think I paid around $200 when it was an $800USD stone.
Let me know if you have any more questions!
Post # 5
I haven’t seem an Amora gem in real life but I have seen a forever brilliantand forever 1 at the Moi Moi store in Sydney.
They have also just released their own verison of moissanite called Supernova I believe. I was in Sydney over the weekend and wanted to stop by to have a look but simply didnt have time.
I prefer the H&A cut although Iv not found any information on the supernova type of cute.
Also just as a side note.. on the betterthandiamon boards there is a comparison of Amora H&A and the new soaring hearts cut. People on the board rave about the new soaring hearts but I must admit I preferred the H&A cut.