Diamond alternatives

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

So my phone has sooo many pictures it wont let me open my gallery to uplaod a picture, guess I need to do some spring cleaning lol!

Having at lest seen or own pretty much all mentioned, without a doubt Amora gem is THE BEST CHOICE! It is the only thing that has the same depth and crispness,  others alternatives tend to look pretty flat some even sheer? and personally I think the pictures do a great job of showing that but its even more obvious in real life. After that I’d get a hearts and arrows forever brilliant or maybe the f1  but in a g/h color (i saw a couple forever one when it first came out and they looked wayyy to white almost bleached and way too unnatural to me, I am thinking of ordering a g color to see it again though). I will say the amora gem does have less fire and more white light return then my round brilliant moissy, I’d read that somewhere but I just thought it was some marketing boast but it really does. 

 

A video I think does a Great job of showing the differences, its toward the bottom and shows the F1 vs Amora vs Diamond

https://fireandbrilliance.com/pages/moissanite-vs-diamond-vs-amora-whats-the-difference

Post # 17
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Ukulele4You :  This is awesome!  I have never seen a danburite, but have read about them before. 

I do disagree on Amora Gem Moissanites being the best choice.  Besides being wayyyyy over priced for Moissanite, their cutting keeps getting further and further away from the look of a diamond.  Here is a video on youtube comparing F1 Moissanites to an AG Moissanite, and that dark center just looks very un-diamond like to me. 

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

 

msdenise123 :  I’m actully really happy you linked than video, this is a great lesson to show that you have to not just look at stones in a video but the condition in which they are being filmed. You can see and hear they are filming outside which is the worst lighting conditions to judge a stone. 1, light leakeage is hidden in sunlight because the stones are being flooded with light and even a horrible fish eye shallow cut would be cleverly hidden by the vast overhead light but areas that are strong reflectors would appear darker, but if you know what to look for with a cut you can see the cut on the f1s are bad. 2, it is an even worst eviroment to judge color because the overhead color of the sky and light conditions, if they threw in some cz and diamonds all 4 stones would look similar with the lighting in that video but I’m sorry in real life they are very diffrent.

Lastly to quote my highschool english teacher, bless her soul, “what is the credibility of the source?” in this case you have a video filmed by a company that only sells charles and colvard moissanite filmed in bad lighting conditions vs a company that sells both stones and other alternatives and was filmed in a studio environment and lighting, and it even properly shows the real life diffrences of moissanite to a diamond.

The fact the cut keeps changing angers alot of people, and goodness knows why because the first ultras had almost no light play all and looked a bit dead all so that they had a proper hearts and arrows, they now have altered it to fit with moissanites reflective index and increased light play and they even own the only other machince in the usa other than gia that shows how the human eyes sees light to continue to improve the cut and sparkle to be the very best you can buy. So I for one hope they continue.

Lastly some people think all silicon carbide (moissanite) is equal and there is no quality diffence just the price tag, to which I say they are silly. I think most people know that all CZs (cubic zirconia) is not made equal, not in cut, not in hardness but it is still all technicaly cubic zirconia. 

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