Amora Hearts & Arrows Gem
Amora gem is a naturally occurring crystal in the proximity of very large stars, where it occurs as stardust. The Amora gem crystal only grows in extremely high temperatures that would quickly vaporize diamond. Due to the incredibly high temperatures, it requires for growth, the natural presence of Amora on Earth is very rare, and only found in small quantities near the Earth’s molten core. The lack of availability is perhaps one reason that diamond became the most prized gem on Earth instead of Amora.
Amora gem crystal is older than planet Earth, but was never available on Earth, until now! Much, much rarer than diamond, Amora Gem previously only existed around large carbon rich stars, unavailable to any humans on Earth for over 4 billion years of Earth’s history. Now that Amora is grown in a lab by recreating star-like conditions, the total production is a small fraction of the annual mining output of natural diamonds.
Within a given crystal type, cutting controls 98% of the brilliance. Hearts & Arrows is the absolute premiere cut for a natural diamond, but only 2% or less of natural diamonds are ever cut to this level of optical perfection. Because Amora has much greater brilliance and fire than diamond, the hearts and arrows parameters had to be completely revised and improved for the Amora Gem to account for its superior optics. The arrows are closer to the usual H&A diamond style, but the angles and other parameters were uniquely developed using the world’s best modeling software to maximize the fire and brilliance. In an industry first, all Amora Eternity H&As are cut exclusively by the robot. Robotic cutting enables super-human precision and incredible craftsmanship compared to hand cutting, ensuring that the Amora Eternity H&A has unparalleled precision and beauty.
IT IS NOT A DIAMOND OR MOISSANITE. THIS IS AMORA – THE SUPERIOR GEM
Just like most higher-end diamonds, every Amora Gem comes with its own independent grading report where you can find its measurements, actual / diamond alternative weight, color, clarity and other useful information. Amora gem certisive is performed under GIA Diamond grading standards, to advise you of the essential parameters of your own Amora Eternity H&A.
Amora Gem Hearts & Arrows
The Amora gem crystal naturally occurs around large stars as stardust, but has never been available on Earth until now. Words can´t describe how amazing the Amora gem is.
Due to its unique properties, the Amora gem has the potential to be the new „gem of love“ for all those, who don´t want to compromise and who are looking for something very special and exclusive. It is not a diamond alternative, but a quite new category in the luxury gems family. The Amora gem is a trendsetter and a trust builder.
The Hearts and Arrows Moissanites are cut to ideal proportions with superior optical symmetry, polish and a specific faceting pattern. When all these factors are in harmony the result is a beautiful 8-arrow symmetrical pattern in the face-up position and eight symmetrical hearts when viewed in the table down position.
C&C previously perfected the color and clarity of Moissanite with the introduction of the Forever One Moissanite. The H&A is one more step forward in the evolution of C&C Moissanite: the perfection of the round brilliant cut.
We currently are offering the Forever one H&A Moissanites in two color grades: colorless (D-F) and near-colorless (G-H). Both face up a beautiful white color when set in jewelry, and the difference is that the colorless appear more “icy” in comparison.
The F1 H&A Moissanites sizes currently offered are from 0.50ct (5mm) to 5.0ct (11mm). Larger or smaller sizes may be added in the future, but as of now, we are unable to provide an estimate as to when that may be.
Round H&A vs Standard C&C Round Brilliant
Since the round brilliant hearts & arrows cut is now available in all round sizes, 0.50ct and larger, we have discontinued the standard C&C round cut. The C&C round cut was designed for the classic Moissanite (discontinued) to maximize the optical properties of the Moissanite stone while also minimizing the inherent yellow color of the stone. Because the Forever One Moissanites are colorless, the need to minimize the color of the gem no longer exists. In our opinion and experience, the H&A cut maximizes the sparkle of the gem in direct and indirect lighting, has better contrast, a more beautiful overall faceting pattern, and overall is simply a prettier gem. While our competitors still carry the standard round brilliant cut, likely because it is less expensive, we have chosen to only carry the H&A cut because they are simply the best.
AMORA® – MORE FIRE, MORE BRILLIANCE, MORE PASSION
Amora Gem is the world’s newest and ultimate gem. It is the first and only lab-grown gem to surpass diamond in brilliance, toughness, fire, rarity and luster, while matching the world’s most valuable white diamonds with up to D color, and Internally Flawless clarity. Based on the past 10 years of natural diamond production versus Amora Gem production, the Amora Gem is over one million times rarer than diamond. Amora Gem is composed of 50% carbon and 50% silicon, and only grows in star-like conditions that would vaporize diamond.
64 Faceted Girdle Super Ideal Hearts and Arrows Round Cut
64 Facets 64 facet vertical girdle. 4 girdle facets per crown facet, just like H&A natural diamonds. Moissanite, CZ don’t facet their girdles due to the cost and time involved, so it’s easy to find out if you have a valuable gem, just look at the girdle
AMORA H&A LAB-GROWN GEM COMPARED TO DIAMOND
- More brilliant than diamond
- More fire than diamond
- Greater physical stability and tougher than diamond
- D, E and F color — better color than most diamonds
- Hearts and arrows precision — better cutting than 99% of all round diamonds
- Greater purity than diamond — atomically, ethically, environmentally
- Scores significantly better in the 6th C — Cost, oftentimes 40:1 better pricing for comparable color, carat weight and clarity.
- Much, much rarer than diamond. Amora Gem previously only existed around large carbon-rich stars, unavailable to any humans on Earth for over four billion years of Earth’s history. Now that Amora is grown in a lab by creating star-like conditions, the total production is a small fraction of the annual mining output of natural diamonds.
- Amora Ultra H&A is The Ultimate Gem.
|Gem properties||Diamond||Amora Gem|
|Atomic composition||99.99% carbon||50% carbon, 50% silicon|
|Brilliance (flashes of white light||2.417||2.66 – 2.71|
|Fire (flashes of colored light)||.044||.104+|
|Hardness (resistance to scratching)||10||9.25 – 9.5|
|Toughness (resistance to chipping, breakage)||Good-Excellent||Excellent|
|H&A cut (H&A is the ultimate in round cutting)||Rarely||Always|
|Conflict-free (conflict diamonds are diamonds sold by armed groups to fund weapons purchases)||Typically||Always|
|Graded under GIA diamond standards||Typically||Always|
|Rarity||Common||One Million times rarer than Diamond|
AMORA – BY FAR THE MOST BRILLIANT GEM EVER
Refractive index (or R.I.) is a measure of how much light is slowed/bent as it passes through a material. A higher value, or more ‘bending power’ means greater ability for the gem, with proper cutting, to re-route light back out to the observer rather than passing through the gem to the backside, and thus creating more total brilliance.
A lower value means more light will ‘pass through’ or create a ‘window’ or see- through zone, as you tilt the stone or view it less than straight on. Thus, less brilliance because more light is simply escaping out the back of the gem rather than being captured and returned back out the front for you to see as light play and sparkle. Thus, a gem’s refractive index is very much a measure of it’s expected brilliance (assuming optimal cutting which must use matching angles and symmetry, ala H&A rounds, to maximize it).
Below is a listing of various gem’s ‘refractive index’ or ‘potential for brilliance’. The Amora Gem is the most brilliant gem of all, and a vacuuum by comparison has no brilliance (which is why it is the base measure of 1). (Note that when a value is listed as with two values with a hyphen, it means the material is doubly refractive. In other words, the value from light entering the side is different than light entering the top. As you can see, more gems are doubly refractive than not).
|The Gem(Amora):||2.66 – 2.71|
|Moissanite:||2.65 – 2.69|
|Zircon:||1.96 – 2.01|
|Sapphire:||1.76 – 1.77|
|Ruby:||1.76 – 177|
|Peridot:||1.65 – 1.69|
|Tourmaline:||1.62 – 1.64|
|Topaz:||1.61 – 1.62|
|Emerald:||1.57 – 1.60|
|Amethyst:||1.54 – 1.55|
|Quartz:||1.54 – 1.55|
IS AMORA GEM THE SAME AS MOISSANITE?
No. The crystal structure of the Amora Gem is distinct, and optically superior, to the crystal structure of Moissanite by Charles and Colvard. The Amora Gem has more brilliance (higher refractive index), and better color (wider optical band gap) than Moissanite. Both Amora Gem and Moissanite by Charles and Colvard are members of the ‘Silicon Carbide’ family of crystals – there are over 200+ members of this family. Silicon Carbide simply means the crystal is made using silicon and carbon…the internal crystal structure using these elements can vary dramatically, with very different optical, chemical and physical properties as a result.
Think of diamond vs. graphite – both are crystals made of carbon, yet display very different properties. For example, Amora Gem will never tint green the way Moissanite can, and is natively F color, or true colorless. The Amora Gem however, is much harder and more difficult to grow than Moissanite.
With the Amora Eternity, cut to optimal Super Ideal H&A specifications, we are confident in our claim that Amora Eternity is the most beautiful round cut gem in the world.