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The latest news from BetterThanDiamond has been posted on our discussion board, and here are a few highlights:

Amora Gem grading reports now specify Amora Gem as the crystal type: I’m extremely happy to note that all grading reports, as of this week, now specify Amora Gem as the crystal type.
Previously the grading reports simply listed “Lab Grown Silicon Carbide” as the crystal, but with the growing awareness of the fact that Amora Gem is it’s own crystal type within the 200+ Silicon Carbide family, all grading reports going forward now specify it as “Lab Grown Silicon Carbide – Amora Gem”.

Production updates – continued focus on 1ct – 2ct sizes: We’ve been steadily able to increase the amount of mid-range size Amora Gems we are cutting, though many of them have sold out quite rapidly since supply has been low for so long. We’ve just stocked the first ever 6.5mm Asschers for example, and restocked 6.5mm Cushions, and have been restocking 7mm (1.25ct) – 8mm(2ct) Ultra H&A rounds. We do have .75ct and 1.00ct Ultras in progress.

All of the cuts are available on the inventory page, making it the best spot for one stop viewing of our entire current Amora Gem inventory.
Here’s a direct link, and it’s always available directly under the Amora Gem menu:
BTD News:
Takara Ultra-pure Lab Diamonds now available! D and E color! I’m thrilled to be able to report that we have our first batch of Takara lab grown diamonds now available for immediate sale. The first batch all graded as D or E color, including two that are E color, Internally Flawless! Sizes range from .53ct to 1.52ct.
Here’s a studio photo of a D/VVS2, 1.07ct:

Amora Enhanced Mossanite – 7mm restocked, 95% G color!: We recently finished the last batch of 7mm rounds from an earlier pre-screening, and had the highest rate of G color to date – 95% were G color! The remainder were H color. We don’t have any firm ideas on the reason why it was so high, but this was a record color improvement result.
Amora Enhanced Mossanite – pre-screening rejections skyrocketing: We’re currently working on getting more Moissanite to process, but lately the rejection rate has been skyrocketing due to declining cutting standards in the moissanite.

265 8mm were brought in. A whopping 26 passed..or 10:1 rejection to pass rate.

100 6.5mm were then brought in. *Every single one* was rejected. 0 passed cutting screening. I don’t recall that ever happening in the 3 years of Amora enhanced Moissanite – previous rejection rates were more 40-60% average.

The full post, with more details and updates can be found on our discussion board, here!

Asscher cut Amora Gems in just under 3ct sizes, ranging from 8.20 – 8.37mm in size are now available.


More size options will be available, please sign up here to be emailed for future availability:

The previously sold-out sizes 7mm and 7.5mm, or 1.25 & 1.5ct equivalent, have been restocked in our Amora enhanced Moissanite and are available for immediate purchase.

Amora enhanced Moissanite.

6.5mm and 8mm sizes are in progress now.  Send an email if you would like to be added to our customer notification list for their restock!

We are extremely pleased to announce our newest Amoras – including our first ever Asscher Amora Gems!

Amora Gem Asscher sample grading report

If you would like to sign up on the waiting list to be notified when the Amora Asscher is available for sale in other sizes, please sign up via our notification list here.

Our most recent restock of our Amora Gem Ultra H&A Cushions and Amora Gem Ultra H&A Rounds included rounds in the 2.75ct (just under 9mm) size range, and cushions ranging from 3.17 – 5.15ct!


Our website shows live inventory, and the search page can help find your perfect Amora!

To sign up on the notification list, to be emailed for future availability, please sign up here:

Amora Gem Ultra H&A Round

We have added quite a few Amora Gem Ultra H&A rounds to our available inventory.  Today’s restock includes sizes from 1.29ct – 3.57ct, or right at 7mm up to 9.75mm.


Amora Gem Ultra H&A

BTD’s president has posted the most recent news and updates in the forum blog, and here are a few highlights:

Hi all,
Happy Friday and Happy New Year – 2015! (and early Happy Chinese New Year!)

2015 is of course ‘the’ year for Amora Gem as the US market will shortly be open in full.

Record 2014 sales for BTD.  First and foremost, I wanted to thank all of our customers for your support and feedback this past year.
Given that people ‘vote’ for products with their purchasing dollars, then our growth can be viewed as feedback that we are producing and offering lab grown gems that a growing number of customers are pleased to purchase and wear.

Amora Gem Updates:

Ultra inventory – restocked < 1.50ct sizes, but sold out again: We have been working hard to produce more Amora Gem Ultra’s below the 1.50ct size, but even with the recent restock of .80ct – 1.25ct, those sold out within a week and we are currently sold out again for the past two weeks.
We are shifting some resources towards expanding the < 1.50ct sizes and hope to have some much larger restocks in February. Note that we also expect to have more 6mm range (.75ct) in February as well.

New notification list –
We’ve setup an improved notification system directly on now that will supercede our old system on (note- you’ll still be notified if you signed up already via!).

We are planning to expand it next month to handle requests for other products (Asha, Takara, Amora Enhanced) as well.

Amora Cushion Explosion: We’ve been able to slowly expand our Cushion production, but what has been a surprise is the amount of demand for the Amora Gem Cushion cut. It’s rare that a restock lasts a single week out for sale, and further,the notification list is now twice as long for Cushions as for the Ultra.
As a result, we are expanding Cushion cut production for February and hope to be able to stock a spread of sizes from 7mm – 11mm over the next four weeks.

BTD News:

Amora Enhanced Production continuing for now: Amora Enhanced Moissanite continues to see demand, so for now we are continuing production. Currently we have more 7mm and 7.5mm in progress. These should be ready near the end of February.


The full post, with much more news and more updates can be found on our discussion board, here!


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