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August Vintage Ideal Cut H&A or Amora Gem Eternity H&A?

Which should I get? Which is more diamond-like?


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Rough_Rock
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I honestly wonder if my AGS 000 was a dud. Of all the photos Ive seen online on forums, mine looks nothing like what the other ladies have received. It was almost cloudy. I will try to upload a video later.
Did you try cleaning it? One of the Amora Gems I purchased years ago (an ultra) had a similar look so I rubbed it with a sunshine cloth. And presto! it looked like a different stone afterwards.
 

Lucky_Rabbit

Shiny_Rock
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Ok, let's do this, lol. I had to track down my old posts and threads to get all these pics to remember, because I have a lot.

Here's are pics of my first Amora Eternity. It was about 7.3mm F color. I LOVED IT. I returned it because at the time I wanted a bigger size. Major regret on my part because the 2nd one, in my opinion, wasn't as pretty. Still pretty, but not AS pretty. More pics and videos:
https://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/elongated-cushion-moissanite-vendors-not-acc-or-omc-please/page/89

AMORA_1.jpg AMORA_2.jpg IMG_20180703_1246451.jpg


Here's my 2nd Amora. 7.6mm. Certificate said E color, but looked more like a G-H color.
AMORA.jpg pic1.jpg pic3.jpg IMG_20190331_235537.jpg


They both were pretty, but I felt the 1st one was much much prettier. 2nd one was pretty as well, but in real life it just wasn't as. I ended up selling the 2nd one because I wasn't truly in love with the stone and I wanted to go down to 7mm.
 

Lucky_Rabbit

Shiny_Rock
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Here's my first AV. it was slightly over 7.5mm, Jonathan didn't have that size in stock so this was a custom cut. I asked for G-H color, but it looked more like an E-F color. I ended up selling it because this was around the time I wanted to go down to 7mm.

AV.jpg AV3.jpg 1650498.jpg 1940027.jpg


Videos:

I'm pretty sure this is the PSer who purchased my AV's stone. It looks even better set:
https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/rose-gold-halo.248410/
 

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Shiny_Rock
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Here are the comparison pics of my 2nd Amora Gem to my 1st AV's. They look very very very similar.

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Lucky_Rabbit

Shiny_Rock
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The vimeo videos show up really small so you can't see the details. So right click in the frame and click on "View Page Source". A new window will open up and click on the first blue link you see and it will take you straight to the VIMEO's location of the video so you can see it in a bigger screen and better resolution.

The last 2 gems are what I currently have, the AGS 000 and the AV's Idea (both 7mm, about F/G color). I love both so I'm keeping both. If you want consistency, I would say go with AV's Ideal, based on my personal experiences. Jonathan also has videos and pics of the gems so you can kind of see what you're getting before you buy it. I prefer that way than to do custom cutting.
 

AK29

Rough_Rock
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The vimeo videos show up really small so you can't see the details. So right click in the frame and click on "View Page Source". A new window will open up and click on the first blue link you see and it will take you straight to the VIMEO's location of the video so you can see it in a bigger screen and better resolution.

The last 2 gems are what I currently have, the AGS 000 and the AV's Idea (both 7mm, about F/G color). I love both so I'm keeping both. If you want consistency, I would say go with AV's Ideal, based on my personal experiences. Jonathan also has videos and pics of the gems so you can kind of see what you're getting before you buy it. I prefer that way than to do custom cutting.
Omg yes. Thank you for sharing your collection. How much fun you must ve had playing with those gems! I totally appreciate it and will be pouring over these obsessively tmr!

We just got back from a camping trip and ... I LOST MY RING IN THE DESERT!! :cry2: Im super bummed about it and now have no point of reference. These videos will help. Thank you!
 

Lucky_Rabbit

Shiny_Rock
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Omg yes. Thank you for sharing your collection. How much fun you must ve had playing with those gems! I totally appreciate it and will be pouring over these obsessively tmr!

We just got back from a camping trip and ... I LOST MY RING IN THE DESERT!! :cry2: Im super bummed about it and now have no point of reference. These videos will help. Thank you!
Oh no! I'm so sorry, that really sucks!
 

AK29

Rough_Rock
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Here's my first AV. it was slightly over 7.5mm, Jonathan didn't have that size in stock so this was a custom cut. I asked for G-H color, but it looked more like an E-F color. I ended up selling it because this was around the time I wanted to go down to 7mm.

AV.jpg AV3.jpg 1650498.jpg 1940027.jpg


Videos:

I'm pretty sure this is the PSer who purchased my AV's stone. It looks even better set:
https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/rose-gold-halo.248410/

Alright...I followed your lead and just bought an 8.5mm ideal round brilliant from AV !!! Will post photos and update once its here. I even paid for rush shipping because Im that impatient lol.
 

Lucky_Rabbit

Shiny_Rock
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Alright...I followed your lead and just bought an 8.5mm ideal round brilliant from AV !!! Will post photos and update once its here. I even paid for rush shipping because Im that impatient lol.
You did that quick! Did you buy the one that he had listed or you did custom? I hope you use the discount code to get 20% off. I hope you purchased one of the ones listed because then you can return if you're not happy. But Jonathan cut is pretty good.
 

sd_flp

Shiny_Rock
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Alright...I followed your lead and just bought an 8.5mm ideal round brilliant from AV !!! Will post photos and update once its here. I even paid for rush shipping because Im that impatient lol.
I’m really excited that you’re going to get the AV!!! Please share when you get it; I hope you love it! :lol-2:
 

AK29

Rough_Rock
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I’m really excited that you’re going to get the AV!!! Please share when you get it; I hope you love it! :lol-2:
Thanks! Me too! LOVED how yours looked in every single photo - hopefully I love mine when it comes!
 

AK29

Rough_Rock
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You did that quick! Did you buy the one that he had listed or you did custom? I hope you use the discount code to get 20% off. I hope you purchased one of the ones listed because then you can return if you're not happy. But Jonathan cut is pretty good.
I just saw this- I did the "in stock" which he has in 8.5mm. And yes thanks I used the 20% off code that I saw. Its not quite 9mm but it ll give me a good idea for the cut! Cant wait till it arrives
 

AK29

Rough_Rock
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It is definitely a beautiful stone and very white. Less moodiness than typical moissanite for sure. But I ordered an 8.5 mm and I think its a definitely too small visually because of the higher crown and smaller table. Will need a 9.35 which I will have to custom order.

I love the arrows and the depth the stone has. And definitely more crisp than the AGS 000 stone. Let me try to upload a video
 

sd_flp

Shiny_Rock
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It is definitely a beautiful stone and very white. Less moodiness than typical moissanite for sure. But I ordered an 8.5 mm and I think its a definitely too small visually because of the higher crown and smaller table. Will need a 9.35 which I will have to custom order.

I love the arrows and the depth the stone has. And definitely more crisp than the AGS 000 stone. Let me try to upload a video
Yay!!! I’m glad you like the AV! This looks much better than the AGS 000. Can’t wait to see the video =)2
 

AK29

Rough_Rock
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I couldnt upload the video much to my frustration will try to show more shots in various lighting conditions for those who are interested
 

sd_flp

Shiny_Rock
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I ordered a custom cut 9.35 mm F/G! Now the wait begins! lol. Will share photos when it comes thanks to everyone who has helped with this decision making process
@sd_flp @Lucky_Rabbit @swaye2010
Oooooh, I'm really excited for you!!! I'm so glad you went with August Vintage and I can't wait to see it. Did they give you a timeline when you'll get it?

I still have their custom cut OEC in my shopping cart. I haven't pulled the trigger because I am being cheap right now... :???::lol:
 
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