(Closed) What\'s the difference?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Is amora gem moissanite but with a different name?
    Yes : (15 votes)
    60 %
    No : (10 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    132 posts
    Blushing bee

    As far as I know, the Amora gem is a different type of silicon carbide than moissanite. http://www.betterthandiamond.com has some good information on Amora gem vs moissanite!  

    Post # 3
    Member
    100 posts
    Blushing bee

    From the BTD website: 

    1 – Both Moissanite and Amora Gem are members of the ‘Silicon Carbide’ family of crystals, of which there are 200+ members.

    2 – Being Silicon Carbide members just means the crystal is made of Silicon and Carbon…each member has a different crystal *structure* or crystal pattern, and therefore has unique physical and optical properties.

    3 – Amora Gem has a higher refractive index than Moissanite, and therefore more brilliance. There is no crystal on the planet that we are aware of that has more brilliance than Amora Gem.

    4 – Amora Gem is F color, natively, because it has a higher optical bandgap than Moissanite, and will never tint green.

    Post # 4
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    100 posts
    Blushing bee

    I think cut is also a major difference, amora gem is cut more like a diamond than moissanite. Ulimately though, they are quite similar so if price is an issue I’d go with moissanite which is cheaper, otherwise I’d get an amora gem. 

    Post # 5
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    56 posts
    Worker bee

    If you get H&A moissanite, I think those hearts and arrows are thinner, me personally I haven’t seen a diamond with hearts and arrows as thick as the amora gem, but I know they made the arrows thicker because people couldn’t distinguish them…amora gem and forever one are very similar though

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