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    Getting the Amora Engraved

    Hi Loveatfirstdish, We've had Amora's engraved before - any place that engraves diamonds can do it, and do it exactly like a diamond (Amora is a close cousin to diamond!). Unfortunately laser engravers are not that common but most gem/diamond grading labs have them. Hope that helps!
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    Amora Gem - The FAQ thread

    Hi DastardlyGal, Internally flawless definitely does *not* mean there are some unpolished facets lol. I talked to some of the graders at NAGL before about IF vs Flawless when we perfected the nano-polish - they basically said Flawless is effectively never given. One said in ten years at GIA...
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    Amora Gem - The FAQ thread

    Just to update - responded privately to CuriousJ but order times vary from same day to next day shipping for loose stones and overnight earrings, to 2 weeks - 4 weeks for most rings (depends on both ring complexity and which metal). That said, CuriousJ - looking forward to you receiving your...
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    Takara Super Ideal lab diamonds blog - "The road to 3cts...."!

    Hi Gemcat! In our experience and from others that have sent stones to both, there's almost no difference re: color and clarity grading between GIA and AGS. Both are very strict and very consistent on color and clarity (though note that AGS uses the number scale for color and clarity as...
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    Takara Super Ideal lab diamonds blog - "The road to 3cts...."!

    Hi all, Happy Friday! Blog is a bit short this month due to being tight for time, but wanted to keep the monthly tradition going - thus, please grab a drink, get comfortable and let's get underway! Takara updates: Working on larger sizes: This month we did not have as much luck with larger...
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    Latest Takara lab diamond restock - .75ct - 1.51ct...all but one already sold.

    Hi Beatriz, Thanks for the post! Sorry to hear about the lack of confirmation - Let me check our spam filter but we definitely work with and even recommend gmail as it's been the most reliable by far. Anyway, happy to work with you on the pre-order. Worst case, just email us at...
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    Comparing GIA "Triple Excellent" cut vs Takara Super Ideal lab diamond cut...

    Hi all, We got a hold of a GIA "Triple Excellent" cut diamond and pleased to be able to show you the difference vs. our Takara Super Ideal lab diamonds cuts. The scope images pretty much tell you all you need to know. This is the problem with the GIA cut grading - Excellent sounds good, except...
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    Question about Photos on Diamond Bistro

    Hi Mamicee, We're slowly working on it. Unfortunately the bistro doesn't generate any real income after hosting costs (not enough ad clicks) so we can only put a limited amount of resources at improvements at the moment. But the apple iphone/ipad issue is our next thing to be fixed! Thanks for...
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    fyi - Bistro header is mixed up (cache issue with CSS files)...should be resolved on your system within a week

    Hi all, We've added a new Takara banner to the bistro site but for the next few days, due to cache update delays, it may show as a much larger than actual banner...it's not really designed like that and the proper CSS will roll into your browser over the next week. i.e. this: We have to wait...
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    Latest Takara lab diamond restock - .75ct - 1.51ct...all but one already sold.

    Hi Pookydo, Very possible we'll get some F, but doubtful regarding H color. We are talking a bit with a CVD grower and their rough is around G/H (CVD does not produce colorless in general)...so that might be a more likely option than our HPHT grown which is producing so much perfect D color...
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    Latest Takara lab diamond restock - .75ct - 1.51ct...all but one already sold.

    Hi all, We had another restock last night with some very impressive colors (100% D). Nice range of sizes, all but the .76ct sold out in 24 hours: We'll have another restock in the next two weeks or so! Takara Super Ideal lab diamonds Best regards, Less
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    Scientist have located where much of Earth's gold and platinum came from...

    If you've ever wondered where the gold and platinum in your jewelry comes from..it's neutron star collisions! And scientists have located where one of the biggest contributors was - with a collision from 100 Million years ago: Scientists Think They've Found the Ancient Neutron Star Crash That...
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    pair of 3.07ct Amora Eternity Super Ideal H&A as dangle earrings?

    This is what I mean by the all metal (no halo earrings): Earrings - Asha® H&A Round Scroll Dangles We'll move it over to make it a page where these can be ordered as customizable so you order the settings and then the stones.
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    pair of 3.07ct Amora Eternity Super Ideal H&A as dangle earrings?

    HI RandomTask, 1 - 9mm (3.07ct) is definitely not too big for dangles in the generic sense of too big. Most of the halo dangles however max out with 8mm centers. We do have the standard metal dangles and that's easy to fit a 9mm center. 2 - Mothers day is this Sunday, so can't make that...
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    Takara Super Ideal lab diamonds blog - "The road to 3cts...."!

    <<blog continued>> Amora Gem news: We had a large restock last Friday of our Amora Gem Eternity H&A rounds! This one featured a lot of Internally Flawless and sizes from .5ct to 4ct! Amora Gem Inventory Amora Gem and Diamond are crystal cousins - here's a very interesting fact from a recent...
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    Takara Super Ideal lab diamonds blog - "The road to 3cts...."!

    <<blog continued...>> Takara lab diamonds vs mined diamonds - are Takara lab created, a 'more perfect' diamond? We have had some customers ask how we can be "BetterThanDiamond" since we now have steady production of lab grown Takaras. Well, the easy answer is that besides better cutting...
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    Takara Super Ideal lab diamonds blog - "The road to 3cts...."!

    Hi all, Happy Friday! Another month has gone by and thus time for another Takara blog update...thus please get comfortable, grab a drink and let's get underway! Takara Super Ideal lab diamond news: Our first 1.50ct size! We had some very great news in that we got our first 1.50ct finished...
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    Takara photo in the sunshine

    Great minds think a like :) Re: Regal - We are working on doing exactly that - setting one of our Takara Super Ideal's into a platinum Regal ring, with the new matching 9 stone Regal band with Takara lab diamond melee... should be an amazing Wedding set for about the cost of a single wedding...
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    Takara photo in the sunshine

    This is our 1.20ct D/VS1 in the sunshine today! Videos coming shortly! Best regards, Less
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    New Takara restock this week - more D color!

    Hi all, We've got 5 more Takara lab diamonds going into grading now: Expected grades: .76ct D/VVS1 .89ct D/VS2 .90ct D/SI1 1.13ct D/VS1 1.51ct D/VS1 Takara Lab Diamonds - Super Ideal Hearts and Arrows Rounds More details end of this week! Less
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