Amora Gem - The FAQ thread

Discussion in 'Amora Gem Forum' started by talk-admin, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. poison_ivy

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    Hi Less! When is your next restock?
     
  2. rory12

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    I believe it's on the restocking schedule, says April 20/21st
     
  3. Kate Davis

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    Hi - new to Forum, but have been watching for an Amora Krupps for a couple of years now.
    Can anyone tell me when we will be able to purchase an Amora Krupps cut in the US? I am looking for a 9x7 stone.
    THANK YOU
     
  4. MissCassie

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    If things go according to plan (which has had a pretty bad track record for these stones), late 2017. No idea what sizes will be offered first though.
     
  5. talk-admin

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    Hi Poison_Ivy,
    We just restocked a few hours ago, all 8.5mm Eternity H&A.

    Also, we try and keep the restock page pretty updated as well:
    Amora Gem Restocking Schedule

    Hope that helps!
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  6. poison_ivy

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    Sorry, should have been more specific! When is your next restock of stones closer to 8mm?
     
  7. talk-admin

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    We have some running right now and those should be ready May 3rd or so? I'll know more next week and we'll update the restock page.
    There are some variances based on lab turnaround time, etc. but should be ready within the next two weeks.

    Hope that helps,
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    Hi Less,
    Thanks for your reply earlier on the Eternity H&A video. Looking forward to Johnathan's videos as well!

    I have a bit of a technical question, as I couldn't find out much of an answer online! On the Amora Gem description it says the AG is composed of 50% carbon and 50% silicon and from what I know Moissanite is 70% silicon 30% carbon. So does the process of making the AG SiC composition increase the carbon to 50% and decrease the silicon to 50%?! (Hence making a Eternity AG different/not a Moissanite)

    Thanks
     
  9. mshzzle

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    Moissanite is 50/50 Rory.

    Where ever you read that, it was bad information.

    Amora Gem is a name brand of moissanite. However, it's a lot more than just that. The cut, polish, details, etc are all substantially superior on Amora Gem.

    Amora Gem is 4H Silicon Carbide
    Forever One Moissanite is 4H Silicon Carbide
    Forever Classic is 6H silicon carbide (different atomic crystal structure but still 50/50 carbon/silicon)
     
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    Hi mshzzle, thanks for the reply.

    I'm aware of the 4H and 6H differences, I was confused about the 50/50 because of conflict of other studies/information I read (I've put some links below).

    Do you know of any links to studies of where it states moissanite composition as 50/50? I've seen it on a few Moissanite retail sites as part of their stone description but that's it.

    These are a few places that I saw the composition ratio as 70/30.

    Moissanite Mineral Data

    http://www.shefayamim.com/ufksa7390/Moissanite Properties and Terrestrial Occurrence 02082016(1).pdf

    http://www.shefayamim.com/uploadimages/image/Abstract_2009.pdf

    http://www.shefayamim.com/uploadimages/image/SY_poster_2009.pdf

     
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    Thanks for sharing the links,rory,I found the last one very enjoyable to read :)
     
  12. rory12

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    Welcome :) Although still doesn't clear up the whole 50/50 or 70/30 Si Carbon ratio question.
    Probably doesn't really matter in the end, but would be nice to know the facts.
     
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    I posted elsewhere about this but the confusion re: 50/50 vs 70/30 for Carbon to Silicon, is how one does the measuring.

    If you measure by count, then it is 50:50, or 1:1. You have 1 Carbon Atom, 1 Silicon atom in equal ratio for all of the Silicon Carbide family members.

    If you measure by atomic weight, then you get 30% Carbon, 70% Silicon since Silicon is larger than carbon.

    But ultimately it's two ways of measuring the same thing, though I think 50/50 is clearer.

    Hope that helps,
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    When will the Eternity H&A round 7mm be available again?
     
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    Hi Fishtown,
    We just finished a large restock of 7mm (most have sold though) and so other than a few that will be ready this week and next, we won't have a larger restock until Sept or October. There are some 6.80, 6.90mm in this and next weeks restock as well, which may get you to the carat weight you want even if not 7mm proper.

    Hope that helps,
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  16. Hanna

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    Thank you! I see a couple 8mm (around 2ct) for late this month and next month. When would a 7.5mm (1.5ct) be available? Are there any scheduled to be released for sale? I've been doing a lot of research on Amora gems and I reallyyyyyyy want one.
     
  17. Hanna

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    Hi Less,
    I saw that a couple 8mm will be available soon but when will the 7.5mm be available??
     
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    Hi Hanna Koo,
    We have a few 7.40mm- 7.60mm in progress now so there will be some (as in 3 or 4) in the next two weeks. A larger set of 7.5mm (30+) will be ready roughly end of August.
    Hope that helps!
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  19. Lucydee

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    Hi Less,
    How does one get in touch with BTD and customer service?
    I sent an email about 3 weeks ago through logging in my account and submitting question and have not gotten a response yet.
    Please tell me what is the best way to contact BTD and get a response.
    Thanks!
     
  20. talk-Dana

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    Please use the Contact Us page, which can be found at the top of pages at the BTD website
    Contact BetterThanDiamond.com

    If you do not get an automated reply with your ticket number within minutes of sending the message, then it did not go through or our system is unable to send emails to your email provider. This happens most often with @Yahoo and @Ymail type services.
     

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