How can Amore Gems be anything but flawless if they are lab made?

#1
I am just curious because I was looking at
"Amora Eternity Super Ideal H&A Round"
And noticed the quality is actually kind of low. Are there inclusions on these gems or what is the reason for VS1 VSS1 S1 etc. Shouldn't they all be internally flawless?

Side question, will there be another release with more internally flawless?
 

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#2
Hi HeirofMacedon,
We have varying results from run to run,, sometimes up to 50% IF and sometimes 0% IF.
But to clarify... lab grown is very much the same as farming via "greenhouse grown". We create conditions for the crystal to grow but it's still nature growing the crystal...we can't manually assemble the atoms.
To continue the greenhouse analogy - As you know, if you grow a tomato plant in a greenhouse, instead of the wild, you are likely to get better tomatoes on average b/c you have more control over the environment it's growing, but every tomato is not going to be 'perfect' and nature is still growing the tomatoes.
Growing Amora is a tough process - it requires super high heat, ultra-pure gasses, etc. and during that process, even tiny fluctations in internal strain can start various defects.
This is a far cry from say making a cake where everything is easily controlled and you can make cake after cake with virtually identical results because you have a lot more direct control...it's not nature growing a cake :) .

This is of course exactly the same reason our lab grown diamonds (Takara) are not all internally flawless as well. In fact we've only had one IF this entire year for Takara.

We have another set of Amora going to grading right now, and these should be out for sale in about a week. Will we have any IF? Impossible to say, it's really up to nature and how this set of rough grew. Hopefully we'll have at least a few though :)

Hope that helps,
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#3
Hi HeirofMacedon,
We have varying results from run to run,, sometimes up to 50% IF and sometimes 0% IF.
But to clarify... lab grown is very much the same as farming via "greenhouse grown". We create conditions for the crystal to grow but it's still nature growing the crystal...we can't manually assemble the atoms.
To continue the greenhouse analogy - As you know, if you grow a tomato plant in a greenhouse, instead of the wild, you are likely to get better tomatoes on average b/c you have more control over the environment it's growing, but every tomato is not going to be 'perfect' and nature is still growing the tomatoes.
Growing Amora is a tough process - it requires super high heat, ultra-pure gasses, etc. and during that process, even tiny fluctations in internal strain can start various defects.
This is a far cry from say making a cake where everything is easily controlled and you can make cake after cake with virtually identical results because you have a lot more direct control...it's not nature growing a cake :) .

This is of course exactly the same reason our lab grown diamonds (Takara) are not all internally flawless as well. In fact we've only had one IF this entire year for Takara.

We have another set of Amora going to grading right now, and these should be out for sale in about a week. Will we have any IF? Impossible to say, it's really up to nature and how this set of rough grew. Hopefully we'll have at least a few though :)

Hope that helps,
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Any updates on the new Amoras?
 

talk-admin

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#4
Any updates on the new Amoras?
Hi Heir - yes! We restocked a number of 1ct and .50ct.
However, all of the D and E/IF's 1ct, all sold within 24 hours, so all of the individual certed ones are sold.

We have a few left of the Universal pricing un-certed - I believe 1 left for E/F 1.05ct, and 3 or so left for the Near Colorless 1.05ct:
Amora Gem Inventory

We are working now on another restock that will have a few more 1ct and also some .75ct (6mm).
Next month we'll have a restock of 7mm (1.25ct) and 7.5mm (1.50ct) and possibly a few more 8mm (2ct).

Anyway, the 1ct's sold so fast that other than people who put down deposits, we did not get a chance to email those on the waiting list (at least in terms of certed 1cts).
But hoping we'll have the last of our current 1ct rough finished and ready for sale in about two weeks.

Hope that helps!
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