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#718552 - 03/05/12 01:25 PM Review: 6mm Amora Cushion from Moissanite Co.
labelo Offline
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It's here! After much agonizing we bit the bullet and purchased a 6mm Amora enhanced cushion. We chose MoCo over BTD for two reasons: MoCo's customer service has answered my numerous questions over the past 5 months graciously, so I wanted to give them business, and we had some reward dollars to spend.

I am so impressed with my Amora. There really is no substitute for purchasing a loose stone and seeing it yourself. It sparkles just as much or more than any cushion diamond I've seen in the store and I wouldn't be able to distinguish it from a diamond if I didn't know it was moissy.

It's a beautiful color - the "I" grade provides just enough warmth to give some depth and realism and I haven't seen any green, and I was wearing a green jacket when I took these photos! In some of my photos it looks almost a buttery color - this is the Amora at its absolute yellowest- mostly in indirect light situations - and keep in mind that it's against a stark white background, so its color is exaggerated. The first picture is the best representation of the color I see most of the time.

Here are a few VERY unprofessional pics I took, as well as an awful video. I promise I'm not 12, even though I sound like I am in the video. wink My ring size is about a 6.25 in the handshot.









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#718560 - 03/05/12 01:31 PM Re: Review: 6mm Amora Cushion from Moissanite Co. [Re: labelo]
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Beautiful stone!! What are plans for it?

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#718566 - 03/05/12 01:39 PM Re: Review: 6mm Amora Cushion from Moissanite Co. [Re: MrsGotRocks]
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Originally Posted By: MrsGotRocks
Beautiful stone!! What are plans for it?


Assuming I don't have a change of heart and opt for the diamond I'm also considering (see this post) it will be the center for my engagement ring smile


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#718568 - 03/05/12 01:41 PM Re: Review: 6mm Amora Cushion from Moissanite Co. [Re: MrsGotRocks]
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Originally Posted By: MrsGotRocks
Beautiful stone!! What are plans for it?


Yes, do you know what setting you'll set it in yet? I'm really starting to love the cushion cut the more I see it on here smile


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#718580 - 03/05/12 02:02 PM Re: Review: 6mm Amora Cushion from Moissanite Co. [Re: labelo]
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Originally Posted By: labelo
Originally Posted By: MrsGotRocks
Beautiful stone!! What are plans for it?


Assuming I don't have a change of heart and opt for the diamond I'm also considering (see this post) it will be the center for my engagement ring smile

Very nice setting! I just commented on that thread, too!

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#718581 - 03/05/12 02:03 PM Re: Review: 6mm Amora Cushion from Moissanite Co. [Re: Bumble Bubby]
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Originally Posted By: Bumble Bubby
Originally Posted By: MrsGotRocks
Beautiful stone!! What are plans for it?


Yes, do you know what setting you'll set it in yet? I'm really starting to love the cushion cut the more I see it on here smile


Something similar to my avatar. I'm combining ideas from several rings, but it will generally look like my avatar when viewed face-on.

If you like modern cushions I would HIGHLY recommend the Amora cushion. It rivals any excellent cut cushion diamond IMO.



Edited by labelo (03/05/12 02:03 PM)

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#718729 - 03/05/12 07:44 PM Re: Review: 6mm Amora Cushion from Moissanite Co. [Re: labelo]
annelizabeth Offline
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Thank you for posting this! I am waiting for my 7mm loose cushion to arrive and am getting soooo nervous about the color after seeing some recent posts.

Your cushion looks beautiful!


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#718796 - 03/06/12 04:29 AM Re: Review: 6mm Amora Cushion from Moissanite Co. [Re: labelo]
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The size looks great on your hand!

Not sure if it's just me but I don't see a video?


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#718807 - 03/06/12 05:04 AM Re: Review: 6mm Amora Cushion from Moissanite Co. [Re: sparkle621]
MrsGotRocks Offline
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Originally Posted By: sparkle621
Not sure if it's just me but I don't see a video?

Labelo's last picture in the very first post is a video. You just have to click on it and you will be directed to photobucket. smile



Edited by MrsGotRocks (03/06/12 05:06 AM)
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#718914 - 03/06/12 10:26 AM Re: Review: 6mm Amora Cushion from Moissanite Co. [Re: labelo]
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@anneelizabeth - I hope you love it! I think that if you like a J color diamond you'll like your Amora. I can certainly notice some color in mine, but it also certainly doesn't look yellow to me. It's really just a matter of preference, and I don't mind the tiny bit of warmth at all.

@sparkle621 - Thanks! It's a bit smaller than I would go in a solitaire, but I think it will be perfect in the halo smile

@MGR - Thanks for clarifying that the last picture is actually a video. I would have imbedded the video, but I couldn't figure out how to do that from photobucket

Some updates:
I've been walking around carrying my Amora in its little case and examining it under the lighting in every room around campus. Slighly OCD, I know wink This is what I've found:

Incandescent (normal light bulb) Lighting: Appears bright and white (G/H to me), subdued fire with some rainbow colors
Indirect Incandescent Lighting (view underneath my cupped hand): Appears bright and white (G/H to me) but does not throw rainbow colors
Fluorescent Lighting: Appears slightly darker than Incandescent lighting but similar color (G/H), perhaps more rainbow colors
Spotlighting (University auditorium): The most sparkly, fiery, blinding gem I've ever seen, shoots a crazy amount of rainbow colors, about G/H color
Direct Natural Light (outside): Not quite as fiery and sparkly as under spotlighting, but is still incredibly fiery, color is more true to "I" grade, shoots a rainbow of colors
Indirect Natural Light (next to a window): Very bright, no rainbow but still sparkles, has a warm, creamy color that might seem more like J/K but is still not what I would yellow (more like cream or off-white), shows a lot of depth and it is easiest to see the faceting pattern in this lighting

So, to wrap it up, if you like modern cushions and don't mind I/J stones, the Amora is an awesome choice. If you do not like any color in your stones at all in any lighting, go with Asha or wait for the Amora gem.


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