(Closed) Is amora gem durable?

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  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee

    I’ve seen reports of some staining or rainbow film type marking on moissanite but never heard (yet) of anything on the amora gem. They actually haven’t been out that long. Are you sure it’s not amora moissanite you’ve read about?

    And to answer your question, yes, it is a very durable stone and I’ve had no problems with mine. It’s just like the day I purchased it.

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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    OP is refering to a post made on the BTD board where someone’s stone has accumulated what is probably hard water build up, which can happen to any stone. Their amora gem could very well need to be un-mounted and cleaned then re-set. 

    Answer to original question: Yes, the amora gem is incredibly durable and will last for generations. Nothing wrong with CZ though, it will need to be replaced every few years however. 

    Note on cleaning though: I had a coworker with a roughly 1.5ct princess cut diamond, and honestly thought for a long time it was a scratched CZ because of how cloudy looking it was, so I was shocked when I discovered that it was diamond. I clean my rings religiously, and offered to clean hers and the rings of everyone else in the office. I used an ultrasonic, soaked in stuff we use to clean night guards/dentures, I even went to far as to try and use my dental instruments to try and scrape off the stuff stuck to her stone, all with no luck. 

    Moral of the story: clean rings regularly, soak in vinegar/warm water and scrub with dish soap if you wear your rings when washing your hands, take rings off when putting on hand sanitizer, no matter if you are wearing sapphires/diamonds/CZ/moissy/AGs. 🙂 

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

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    MrsCassie: I can only see you offering to clean everyone’s rings lol. 

    Are you sure it wasn’t a poor quality stone and no cleaning in the world would brighten it?

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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

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    heputaringonit:  I seem to recall from MrsCassie sharing this story here or on BTD that her coworker took it to a jeweler to clean it and it looked amazing afterward. It was just REALLY dirty/had a lot of build up.

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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

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    RayKay:  that is crazy!!!!

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

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    MrsCassie:  +1 to this. ALL stones – even diamonds – can get dirty and develop build up if you don’t clean them regularly. I have seem some horrendously dirty and dull diamonds that the owners NEVER cleaned. How badly will worsen with hard water, using hand sanitizers, lotions. 

    Clean them regularly, and keep them away from things that will cause buildup, etc.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

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    RayKay:  Omg, YES. I could hardly believe it was the same stone after it finally got cleaned! Truly, it was a beautiful diamond, great cut, and no visible inclusions with my 3x magnifying loups I use for work. 

    She always removed her rings to put on hand sanitizer after that though. 🙂 

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee

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    beebeejai:  I have had my Amora gem for 6 months and haven’t had any problems with it getting dirty or losing sparkle. Like other PP have said… All stones get dirty to different levels but there’s typically ways to clean them. 

    As for durability it is very good and is considered a forever stone. Haven’t had problems of it scratching up, parts breaking off or it clouding and I haven’t heard others have the problem either. 

    While CZ is cheaper, it is not a forever stone and if you are this bothered about an Amora gem getting a little dirty then you will hate how CZ will stand up. CZ can scratch up easy, it isn’t as strong and after a short amount of time clouds. Nothing wrong with CZ and some love it but I wouldn’t go in thinking it will be a forever stone for your ring. chances are you will have to keep replacing it and then you will have to be careful with your setting because all that replacing will damage it.

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee

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    leilarobs2:  Gosh your stone is absolutely stunning. 

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