We have contacted everyone on the notification list for the 8mm size range Amora Gem Ultra H&A Cushions from our most recent restock, and remaining inventory has been added to the site for regular purchase.


Amora Gem Ultra H&A Cushion


This will be the last expected restock of Cushions for 2014.

We have been working quietly (and slowly) on potentially being able to offer small (think 3-5mm) white lab grown Takara diamonds as early as next year.

The goal though is to be able to offer white lab grown diamonds in volume for our rings so that you could have an Amora Gem center and Takara white side diamonds, for a 100% lab grown, environmentally friendly ring.

Here’s the first photo – we’ll have the grading results after these are cut!

One of the delays was finding a suitable diamond cutter that could potentially cut these to either ideal or even H&A standard *and* is willing to work with lab grown diamonds. Fortunately, we’re now in discussions with just such a top notch cutter and hope to have the first samples at their facility for cutting shortly.

Note that this is still very much in the R&D stages as these are literally the first Takara whites to be cut – we’ll have to see how the color and clarity come out, as well as the total yield, cutting cost, etc. After that, we’ll grow and repeat, until we can ramp up to steady production and start offering these as both loose and side stone options on our site!


This week’s restock of our Amora Gem Ultra includes size options ranging from 6.04 – 8mm in size.  This latest batch, combined with existing inventory means that right now we have inventory available in sizes ranging from just under 1ct up to 3.7ct!


Customer photo: Amora Gem Ultra, 8.21mm-8.29mm X 5.19mm	2.20ct	VS2	E

Lots of news, updates and surprises in the latest news post on the blog!  Here’s a small preview:

Hi again and Happy Friday!!

Hard to believe another month has whipped by, but it’s time for our usual monthly update, so let’s get underway!

Amora Gem – The Ultimate Gem Updates!

We have yet another robot scheduled to arrive in October and that will then put us in good stead to deliver greater production for the Holiday Season.

1.50ct’s are in progress again! We hope to have a full inventory of 1.50cts by the end of October in time for the holidays.

Insider knowledge – cubic moissanite growing during Amora Gem growth process: I thought I’d share something we’ve never shown publicly before. Below is a photo taken of some cubic moissanite that grew during an earlier Amora Gem growth run. They are readily identifiable by their vivid yellow color.
This photo is quite zoomed up but what you are seeing are termed ‘parasitic deposits’ which is where cubic Moissanite (or even regular Moissanite), if you are not careful, will start growing *everywhere* in the growth chamber to the point that the run has to be stopped, usually before the Amora Gem has reached its desired size. Thus, one task you have to work at during growth is preventing cubic Moissanite from popping up and overtaking the much slower growing Amora Gem.

BTD News:

Amora enhanced Moissanite production continuing smoothly: We’ve continued to keep our Amora enhanced production moving along nicely. We are currently now processing more 7.5mm and 8mm’s and hope to have the first of those out for sale next week. We’ve been sold out on both sizes while we were focused on the 6.5mm’s, but with the Holidays fast approaching, we’re now running all sizes from 6.5mm – 8mm to start replenishing our inventory.

Have a great weekend and see you at the end of October!


The full post, with lots more news, details, updates, surprises, and a little bit of science, can be found on our discussion board here!

BetterThanDiamond is celebrating it’s 20th year in business, and as part of that, we’re excited to announce that DiamondBistro.com listings will be entirely FREE until Dec 31st. – this is for any and all categories!

The timeline for this free listing window is designed to help you fund your holiday cash flow by selling items with no listing fee.

After the holidays (or Jan 1st, 2015), the normal .99c listing fee will apply.

Two restrictions:

1 – Each account is limited to 10 free listings at a time (so please use wisely)

2 – Renewals for listings will continue to be assessed the regular .99c renewal fee.

We hope this helps your holiday season cash flow and thanks again for your support of the DiamondBistro site and BetterThanDiamond.com!

Visit DiamondBistro here

We have added a few more 6.5mm (1ct equivalent size) Amora enhanced Moissanite stones to our inventory.   6.5mm and 7mm sizes are currently available.
Email us to be added to the waiting list for other sizes.


Amora enhanced Moissanite

We are very happy to announce that our much-awaited Timeless Spring Flower Ring and matching band are both now available for purchase.  Our Timeless Spring Flower Ring is available in either platinum or palladium, and for 7.5-8mm or 11.5-12.5mm center stone sizes.


Shown here in a computer-generated render with a pair of matching bands:

Timeless Spring Flower Ring


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