We now have our Amora Gem available in Very Light Blue Ultra H&A cushions.

 

In addition to our Amora Gem Ultra Very Light Blue H&A Rounds, we now have limited availability in Hearts & Arrows Cushions, in the Very Light Blue.  Sizes in stock range from approximately 1.5-2.5ct in weight.

This color was accidental, and we do know if it will be duplicated.

 

We’ve sent one in for photo and video and should have that end of next week.

 

Amora Gem Very Light Blue Ultra H&A Cushions

We have just completed adding additional Amora Gem Ultra inventory!

Included in this restock are Ultras 8mm and over – including our first ever 5ct (five carat) sizes!
We do not  know if/when we’ll have more that large…that is quite rare in terms of suitable rough.

Amora Gem Ultra

The latest news post from the president of BTD has been shared on our discussion board, and here are a few highlights:

Happy Friday! It’s time for the latest Friday updates.

General update: Last month we officially debuted the Amora Gem Ultra.

New format for all Ultra grading reports: The biggest change this month is that we have moved to selling Amora Gems in exactly the same format that diamonds are.
Thus, a typical entry for an Amora Ultra on our inventory page will now look like this:
1.75ct 7.59mm-7.67mm X 4.82mm F VS2 $1048.25 cert 2001523

And going from left to right you have the following info:
1 – Exact diamond equivalent carat weight (1.75ct)
2 – Exact mm dimensions (to the 1/100th of a mm). In this case 7.59mm is the minimum diameter, and 7.67 is the max diameter detected. That is followed by the depth of the Ultra, or 4.82mm.
3 – Color and Clarity (in this case, F and VS2)
4 – Price – this is computed by the diamond equivalent times the color/clarity premium. F/VS is the base $599, so it’s simply $599 * 1.75ct = $1048.25
5 – Cert number

While this new listing style is a bit more complex, it offers far more information up front so you know exactly what Ultra you are purchasing.
Amora Gem Ultras in ‘Fancy Light Blue’!: We had a very, very big surprise recently when we determined that some of our newer Amora rough was not in fact the standard colorless..but instead had a light,pure blue tint to it.

Amora Gem Cushions: The disruption from the discovery of the new and unexpected Ultra light blues has caused some delays with the cushion completion. However, we hope to have the first batch of these out within the next three weeks.

BTD News:

Amora Enhanced Moissanite: We’ve finally got our Amora enhanced up and running at expected production. We’ve been able to produce a record % of G color Amora Enhanced (up to 20%) so that has been a welcome improvement.

CTHR apparently discontinuing OEC Moissanite: We received word that Charles and Colvard (CTHR) has discontinued the OEC cut for Moissanite. Thus, for those who are after a warmer (J/K) OEC, you will apparently be restricted to what is left in various dealers inventory and then that’s the end of the OEC’s for Moissanite.

We have some left in 6.5mm – 8mm sizes via our Certified FB program, but obviously there will be no restock after these are sold.
Last of the Certified FB OEC’s

Fortunately we do have our Amora Gem OEC’s coming soon, however, those will be D/E/F color and thus for those who want a warmer OEC, this appears to be the last chance.

That’s it for this months Friday update! We’ll continue expanding the Ultra production and hopefully have our first cushions to discuss next time.

Have a great weekend and see you in April!

The full post with all the news, more details, and further information can be found on our discussion board, here!

Now available, a limited offering of our Amora Gem Ultra in a very unexpected (but attractive) very light blue color tinting.

Please note – these Amora Gem Ultras are still quite white face-up.  They are effectively near colorless (G-H color) face up, but with a body modifier of pure, pale blue rather than the typical yellow tint.

This blue tint is native to these Amora Gems and is not a coating…rather it’s atomically part of the Amora Gem.

More information is available on our Amora Gem Ultra Very Light Blue H&A Round ordering page here.

We have completed the waiting list and have inventory in stock available for immediate purchase in the H color, 8mm size in our Amora enhanced Moissanite.

Amora enhanced Moissanite

We have just restocked quite a few Ultra Hearts & Arrows Round Amora Gems, and will be adding more to inventory on Monday.

Stone sizes from 6.5mm up to 9mm are currently in stock and available for immediate purchase.

 

Amora Gem Ultra

The president of BTD has shared his most recent news post on our discussion board – and there is a lot of news!

Here’s a small snippet:

Today’s blog update is arguably one of the most important in the history of the Amora Gem – we’ve achieved a lot over the past month on the march to the Ultimate gem!

The Ultimate Gem updates:

One month of intensive R&D… As you may recall from last month’s update, we had begun work on a High Fire version for the Amora Gem.
The goals were maximum fire, maximum brilliance, maximum scintillation and maximum ‘boldness’ of color and white light flashes, while staying with the parameters of an H&A cut.

The results were exactly what we had hoped:
- maximum fire – we increased fire by 20-100% (depending on the lighting)
- maximum scintillation – scintillation increased approx 20%
- maximum brilliance – brilliance increased in the center of the stone
- maximum boldness – the boldness and broadness of both color and white light flashes were greatly increased

I’m personally extremely happy that we are now fully maximizing every aspect of the Amora crystal properties, and at the same time, that max beauty has successfully yielded an even more diamond-like look but with more fire and brilliance than natural diamond.

Meet Ultra! While I personally believe that we have succeeded in creating the most beautiful gem in the world with the AG Ultra, beauty is in the eye of the beholder so it’s time for you to meet Ultra yourself.

Allow me to introduce you to the Ultra – first a studio photo of an 8mm D/IF Ultra:

The full post can be found on our discussion board here!

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