(Closed) Sorry if this is a stupid question but what is a moissy vs. asha? Differences?

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Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Asha is a cubic zirconia with a diamond coating.  Moissanite is it’s own thing.  It’s a clear gemstone originally found in a meteorite, now grown in labs.  They tend to run a bit on the warm side of the diamond color scale.  Amora moissanite is a moissanite enhanced (through heat and pressure, I think) to be whiter.  And to make it even more confusing, there’s the Amora Gem, which is a new form of moissanite that can’t be sold in most countries until 2015 because the company that currently makes moissanite has a patent on the growth of all types of moissanite.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Jabberwocky gave a pretty good description of it.  I’ll just add a bit of moissy info.  Moissanite and the Amora Gem are all Silicon Carbide.  It’s a bit harder than sapphire, which makes it a great stone for everyday wear.  It also can have faint yellowish and/or greenish tones; the Amora Gem will be an F, so it’ll be colorless.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Asha is a diamond coated CZ made by Better than Diamond, Amora moissanite is a brand of moissanite to so speak that is also made by Better than Diamond. Moissanite as it is currently sold un-treated is grown by CREE Int’l, then cut up or faceted by Charles and Colvard into useable gemstones for jewelry. BTD takes and screens un-treated moissy to put through its Amora “program” so to speak, changing the stones on an atomic level to improve colorlessness.

The Amora Gem (also a product by BTD), is a new form of silicon carbide (just like carbon has different crystaline structures, so does SiC) gemstone that is truly colorless, and will also come in cuts not offered in moissanite, such as Hearts and Arrows Rounds, Cushions, true Princess, Asscher, Krupps/Emerald. It will also  have an OEC, which is also offered in moissanite from C&C.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@breadandbutterflies:  You must really be in love with snatch! I love that movie and I haven’t seen it in years but I don’t even remember them talking about moissanites!

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