Post # 1
I recently purchased the round brilliant Amora Gem and after picking a setting I’m going with an antique setting which made me think about the OEC cut. I really love the OEC cut now that I have looked into it! I just ordered the OEC Amora Gem (have not received it yet) but have been reading reviews that it is dark in the center and people have been disatisfied and returning them. I have seen many people posting and raving about their OEC Forever Brilliant and Amora Moissanites! Which do you guys think is a better choice for the OEC cut the AG or FB/Amora moissanite?? And what color does the OEC FB/Amora moissanite face up and where is the best place to buy from? Feel free to share pictures of your OEC! Thanks!!
Post # 2
I don’t have an OEC but have done my share of gemstone research. The OEC cut itself often has an OPEN culet, which can cause a “window” through the bottom of the stone. A closed culet would be a stone with a perfect point at the bottom. This allows no light to escape, therefore leaving no dark center. Say the stone is an ice cream cone, and you nibble the bottom point off. This leaves a hole through which ice cream, or LIGHT in a stone, to escape.
The culet and the look of a stone can vary from stone to stone/cutter to cutter. I would suggest going with a reputable jeweler like Schubach and have them hand pick your stone for you. This way you can choose exactly which stone you would like….including things like culet. You could also choose a stone with a larger or smaller table etc as to your preferences.
Hope this helps….I’m sure there are alot of Bees out there that can help!
Post # 3
I have a FB/moissanite OEC and I LOVE it! The culet at the bottom of the stone does NOT mean a dark center at all. It just means you can see a round circle and frankly I wish mine was bigger now because I think that’s part of the charm of the OEC. It looks different in different lights and it does take on color in different scenarios.
Post # 4
Thank you ladies for your post! Redheadkel what does your moissanite face up as? If you dont mind me asking what size is it? I can see the round circle but it does not look dark in any of your pictures does it IRL? What colors do you see it taking on? Thanks!
Post # 6
As I recall, it’s a 7.5 mm that’s equivalent to a 1.5 carat. The culet is never dark, it’s just like another facet really. I wish it was biggerrrr! It’s not a diamond simulent, though, it’s its own stone so you have to embrace that. Just like an emerald, a sapphire, or a topaz. It WILL take on colors, but that’s part of its charm. It takes on colors around, where you might get a chunky flash of pink sparkle if you’re wearing a pink shirt for example. And the big thing people notice is a champagne color, especially in clouded over weather conditions. Don’t get one to replace a diamond, it’s just not the same stone. I’d recommend ordering a loose moissanite (from a reputable dealer) and see it in person for yourself.
Post # 7
I have an OEC FB Moissanite and I LOVEEEEEEEE it!!!