So here are some very technical terms I'll use.
The Amora was all soft and warm and glowy and pastel-ish.
The Asha was sharp and crisp and cool and deep.
Real antique diamonds can have any combination of these qualities - it's what makes them so appealing. No two stones look alike or behave the same. The unique combination of the facet pattern with the color and fluorescence make for unique performance attributes from stone to stone.
Some antique diamonds are really brilliant. Some are really firey. Some have tons of contrast and some have very little.
So I'd say that both stones are equally diamond-like in their appearance and performance. They just each have different things to offer.
The Asha was more similar to the specific qualities of the 3.56ct OEC - whiter, blue tint, crispness with stronger contrast zones. The Amora was more like a 3.62ct OEC we once owned - warm, soft and with that candlelight glow that only a lower color will give you.
Just like antique diamonds, no two people will agree on which qualities they love most. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so each stone will appeal to different people.
But, as I said, both are completely believable and look like diamonds!
With regards to color, I observed the Amora both on the overcast day when it arrived (when I initially thought it looked about M color) and in sunlight (J/K color) and never did I see any of that neon to khaki green I remember seeing with an older cushion cut moissanite I owned several years ago.
OooooShiney, is it possible that your Amora was somehow mixed up with an untreated stone? I am VERY color sensitive, and I confess I went into this with a bias assuming that the moissy would be greenish and not diamond-like, and I was just blown away by the look of these next generation moissys. There's definitely some yellow-toned warmth, but zero green in the stone I handled.
Edited by ericader (05/08/12 09:08 AM)