Just got my AG

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  1. Mushers

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    My AG came today and I was SO excited to see it, but I have to admit I am a bit disappointed. The rainbow flashes look just like my fb moissanite, possibly even more so. I thought this stone was more diamond like in behavior? In all the videos I've seen they look really sparkly and bright but mine is REALLY rainbow-y (made up word, but you know what I mean, ha!)

    I got a I color, could that be why? Would a higher color grade sparkle differently? I just didn't want it to be too white.
     
  2. misslanalove

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    Can you show me yours? Ours came in today as well. 5.42 ct D IF Krupps


     
  3. Mushers

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    That looks amazing!!! My stone looks NOTHING like that. I’ll take a video when I get home from work. I don’t get it. :(
     
  4. teevee

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    Mushers, which cut did you get?
     
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    I got the Amora Eternity Super Ideal H&A Round. 2.4 carat I color VS2
     
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    Is your stone more rainbowy than the one shown in the comparison videos Jonathan did with GOG’s diamond? In what lighting situations? I am just curious....
     
  7. loveAmoraaa

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    not an expert here, but i think round ones are more "Rainbowy" than Krupps in general because of the way it is cut.. (even diamonds, hearts and arrow round are more rainbowy than emerald cut)
     
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    I will chime in to add that Loveamoraa is right, round Amoras are going to be more rainbowy and sparkly than just about all other cuts, especially the step cuts. I have an Eternity and it throws lots of rainbows but I personally love that aspect of moissy.
     
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    Hi Mushers,
    A lower color grade like an I color will appear to be a bit more 'rainbowy' to use your term.
    The reason is this - perception of color is relative. The same red color on a white background vs. a slightly darker background will 'appear' to be different, with the one on a darker background viewed as a more intense color.

    In this case, the I color has more body color and thus 'darkens' /intensifies the perception of the colors the Amora (or diamond) is giving off.

    Thus, if you don't want as much fire/rainbow colors, then going with a colorless Amora will help to some degree.

    That said, having seen a D color Amora and a $45K H&A diamond together, they both are quite rainbowy/firey b/c the H&A cut intrinsically has more fire than an ideal cut (which has more fire than a generic round cut) simply due to having better light return and better angles.

    Other cuts are not able to optimize light return as much as an H&A round so will not show as much fire/rainbow flashes...so there is both cut and color involved in determining the amount of fire visible and how it is perceived.

    Hope that helps!
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    I got a round Amora Gem recently as well, in E color. It is more colorful than my diamond but not so much that I dislike it. I believe the diamond is a D or E color (don't remember, it was in my husband's family and I don't have the documentation for it) and I'm sure it is not H&A cut. You might like a whiter colored stone more.
     

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