(Closed) What would you do? Amora gem or FB moissanite

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee

They both have good qualities so it depends what you’re looking for! I have an Amora Gem and I love it. I was looking into moissanite first but I didn’t want any color so I ended up getting an Amora. I love the hearts and arrows cut of my stone. I’ve heard though that moissanite owners love the disco ball effect of rainbow flashes. In my opinion the Amora is prob more “diamond like” but both are beautiful!

Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’ve had both. I had a 7.5mm 1.5 carat oec forever brilliant moissanite and I now have a 1.65 carat amora gem ultra. The Amora gem wins hands down and is worth the extra money in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong I loved my moissy and it’s a very beautiful stone, however I learned that I don’t care for it as my engagement ring. Top pic is of the forever brilliant moissanite and bottom pic is my amora gem.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, NV

I didn’t go for the Amora because of the limited availability. The smallest OEC they had was 3.7 cts. My 2.5ct feels like a monster. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I have a 2ct FB OEC moissy and I love it! It appears to have a little more “moodiness” or color change than a diamond, but my diamond I compare it to is much smaller, so it’s hard to tell. Overall, it is much whiter than I expected, based on what I read here and on other boards. I have never seen an Amora in real life, so I can’t be of any help there.

It does depend on what you are looking for in a stone. I got the OEC moissy bc I was after the antique look in a clear, durable stone.  From what I hear, the OEC is the closest cut to a diamond for moissy. The other cuts are not identical to diamond cuts becasue they are cut to showcase the quality of a moissy. I hope this helps!

I was originally looking at antique rings, but all the styles I absolutely LOVED, were way more than what we were willing to spend on a ring. I started looking at reproduction settings, with the intention of setting a ruby or lab ruby, becasue of their durability. I did not love how colored stones looked in the setting I choose, and discovered that moissy was available in OEC cut, and I was sold. Just some insight on how I ended up with the ring and stone I have. 

However, unless the Amora is super amazing, I would probably not spend more on the stone price ($1400) than I did for my entire ring. We are re-doing our kitchen right after the wedding, and I am a pastry chef, so I woul rather spend that money on the kitchen than a ring. I guess a “better” oven is more important to me than a “better” stone.

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Post # 7
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Honey bee

 

There is no categorical best, only a “best for you.” Get the one you want and don’t look back. Your finger, your marriage, your choice.

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, NV

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PolkaDotBandit:  your ring is one of my favorites! I was looking for it for the favorites post but I gave up after searching a few pages.

I agree with you, I don’t know if it’s worth double for me for slightly better color for the Amora. My stone was $1150 as it is. I didn’t feel I could spend $2000+ on the stone (though I seriously envy MrsSparkleBee’s ring).  I feel like mine is moody but still as white as I would want it. I wanted unplated white gold and OEC cut for the vintage feel in a more modern but classic setting. I really do think in a lot of light it looks like a diamond. The only time I can really see the moissy “disco ball” is in Walmart lighting. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Hmmm… tough one for sure. I own both, and love both, but probably love my AG a little more. Sparkles like crazy, wonderful cut, excellent light performance…. here is a picture comparing my amora-ized moissy OEC (7.5mm approx) and my AG OEC (E color, 8.9mm approx): 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I believe moissanite is  a durable gemstome.  The problem I have with moissanite is the cut and color, both remedied by the Amora Gem.  Since I’ll be buying a ring I’ll wear everyday for years to come, I wanted to invest on something I’ll love not just like. 🙂

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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Beachgal81:  If you’re planning to keep it forever then I would go with the Amora gem, it has only had 1 post that I’ve seen about the stain that so many moissanites get, looks less yellow, no green and is cut more diamond like, not as shallow as a moissanite..  The AG may cost more but both it and Moissanite stones themselves are still at least 10 times cheaper (even more the larger you go) than a real diamond.  

If you’re planning on upgrading in a few years to a diamond like me, then would go with the cheaper option of the forever brilliant moissanite or even a cz (if its for a really short time as they get cloudy)

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I have an Amora Gem and I absolutely love it!! So that’s my vote! 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Amora all the way! I’ve had both and hands down the amora wins! it doesn’t get moody like the moissy 

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