"Amora: The Ultimate Gem"
The Amora Gem willl be offered in a stunning Cushion cut, featuring a distinctive Hearts and Arrows pattern. The Amora Gem cushion is US patent pending (US 13400048).
Amora Gem is the first lab gem to surpass diamond by nearly every measure.
Amora gem is a naturally occurring crystal around very large stars, where it occurs as stardust (See Astronomy & Astrophysics journal, April 1988). The Amora gem crystal only grows in extremely high temperatures that would quickly vaporize diamond. Due to the high temperatures it requires for growth, it is only present in rare quantities deep within the Earth's core, unreachable by any type of mining, and it's lack of availability is perhaps one reason that diamond became the most prized gem on Earth.
However, on 11/11/11 the Amora gem debuts alongside the oldest crystals on our planet (Jack Hills Zircon, 4.4 Billion years old) at the Hungarian Natural History Museum in a display entitled "The Oldest and The Newest", and the patent-pending Amora H&A gem will be available to consumers in select countries for the first time in 2012.
Amora H&A lab grown gem compared to Diamond:
Amora gem compared to other gems:
In short, Amora gem is truly the ultimate gem, eclipsing diamond in every measure of optical beauty.
(Note: For additional details, you may also want to read through our 11/11/11 debut presentation on our message boards here - link )
Within a given crystal type, cutting controls 98% of the brilliance.
Thus, we have devoted significant resources to modeling, cutting, designing and testing the Amora H&A in order to achieve an optimal and maximal balance between the two competing goals of maximum fire and maximum brilliance for Amora gems unique optical properties. The Amora H&A design is the final winner of a number of evaluated parameters and proportions and strikes the ultimate balance for both fire and brilliance.
Amora H&A is now Patent Pending in the US, and we have multiple foreign patents in progress.
Additionally, all Amora H&A's will be cut *exclusively* by robot, an industry first. Robotic cutting enables super-human precision and incredible craftsmanship compared to hand cutting, as the robot only cuts to optimal proportions and exacting symmetry. This ensures that *every* Amora H&A has unparalleled beauty.
Amora Gem is an upcoming product that is not currently available for sale.
Due to competing patent restrictions from Charles & Colvard related to SiC gems that covers several crystal sub-types including the Amora gem's crystal structure, Amora H&A may not be available in your country until 2012 to as late as 2016 - whenever the related patent expires, or is invalidated. Please note that we have filed actions in the US (Operation US Freedom) and Australia (Operation Aussie Freedom) in order to have the relevant patent issuing authorities review the validity of the existing patent. Decisions are exptected in both countries between Summer 2012 and Summer 2013.
However, this page is designed to serve as an official placekeeper providing details and info as the Amora H&A Gem slowly makes it way to the world.
Some common questions:
1 - Can I purchase a Amora Gem in the future?
Depends on where you live - you can view the 'ban list' of where Charles and Colvard current patent restricts us from selling to (until 2015 for US, 2016 for other countries) here:
Customers in India, New Zealand, Singapore and many other locations will be able to order as soon as we launch in 2012.
2 - What will the Amora Gem cost?
On average, $500/ct.
We will also note this - Amora H&A is not designed to be made to meet a price point or maximize the amount of finished carat weight from each stone cut. Rather, it has one goal - to be the most beautiful lab gem on the planet.
And that means we do not design, cut, or produce to compete on price. We compete solely on beauty and every decision involved is made with that focus. However, compared to H&A natural diamonds, we think you will be very pleased with the comparison in every way, and especially price.
3 - What color grade will the H&A Amora be offered in?
F color, true colorless on the GIA Diamond grading scale.
4 - What are the dimensions of the various sizes? I want to have a setting ready.
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