(Closed) BTD vs Moissante Co?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

BTD manufactures and sells Asha CZ’s and lab-created colored gemstones. They also do the Amora (formerly Mira) treatment on moisssanites. They also.make jewelry, in limited styles (but I think they’ll do custom work too).

MoissaniteCo and AshaDiamonds.com are the same company. They are a retailer of BTD stones and regular moissanite. They do not manufacture the stones. They have an extensive jewelry catalog.

Post # 5
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893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m confused on a moissanite, amora, mira and asha stones.  What’s the difference between all of them?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Dub D:Amora is the new name for what used to be called Mira. It is moissanite treated to be whiter. Asha is a completely different stone: CZ with a diamond coating.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Dub D: For the most part, a Moissanite is the basic gemstone (no enhancement) but the name “moissanite” could be used for mira/amora because they are also moissanite gemstones. Mira Moissanite and Amora Moissanite are the same thing, a Moissanite that has had a process done to it to be whiter. Now there’s a new one called Amora Gemstone which is in the Moissanite family but supposedly a whole new gemstone, which makes me wonder why they have to wait for the patents to expire if it’s a new gemstone.

I don’t know much about Asha but from what I gather, it is kind of like an enhanced Cubic Zirconium.

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@noenyu: From BTD:

“Availability:

We are just starting production of the Amora H&A gem now and so we expect the true launch (meaning available for sale) to be in early 2012.

We have filed for a US patent, and have about 10 other patents in international countries underway, so the Amora H&A is patent-pending.

However, please realize that even though it is a different crystal structure than Moissanite, because the Amora gem is in the family of ‘Silicon Carbide’, it falls under the same C&C patent that we are working to invalidate in the US and that applies to a large number (27) of countries.

Thus, availability of the Amora H&A does not equate to when you can purchase. (And to clarify, you can get a patent and then have to potentially wait to ‘practice the invention’ while a conflicting patent expires).”

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@KatyElle: That’s really great to know, thanks!

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