(Closed) Whats the diff between Amora and Moissanite? I dont get it!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Mrsgurzakovic:  Amora is an enhancement on Charles and Colvard (the company who patented the modern moissanite process) moissanite. Amora and “regular” (untreated) moissanite both start as the same thing: a SiC gem. The Amora enhancement is to make the stone a higher color grade (Amora can actually have a GIA grading, regular moissanite does not). There is a $180/eq. ct. charge for the Amora enhancement.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Mrsgurzakovic:  Yes, the Amora is enhanced (whitened) from the inside, as in the structure is slightly changed. The enhanced moissanite isnt available anymore from what I understand. The enhanced moissanite was a coating put on the stone to appear whiter.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Correct. The coating wasn’t proven to last as long/be as effective, it was a previous generation of treatment. Amora enhancement is a HPHT (high pressure, high temperature) treatment to allow the crystal structure to rearrange in a more stable manner, which in SiC leads to a whiter appearance. C&C also has a treatment named “forever brilliant” which I believe is very similar to the Amora enhancement, but there has been some argument over that fact. If you want an enhancement, I would go with Amora over the C&C one. As a side note, I have an unenhanced Ring Bearer moissanite (1.25 ct. eq.) that faces up white except in particular lighting, where it is a yellowish color. When the Amora H&A gem (confusing, but it’s another completely different SiC gem) comes out, I plan to get that (just have to convince Fiance…probably Darling Husband by then!)

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