Post # 1
Durability? Clarity? Please show me pictures of your ashas and amora moissy’s
My fiance and I recieved our Forever Brilliant 2ct Engagement ring and we loved it…except it was VERY warm next to my CUBIC Z “temp” ring<br />(he proposed last minute and wanted me to pick my ring lol) he was disappointed and I was shocked since I bought it based on weddingbee rings I saw here.
After about 10 outrageous customer service emails from Moissaniteco.com not offering anything not apologizing…
They offered to upgrade to H – Amora Moissy or a Round Brilliant Asha.
Post # 2
Dear, when the ring is by itself, how do you feel it looks? Sparkly? White? Does it make your heart sing? You say you loved it *before* you compared it to CZ.
CZ stones are WHITE white, and moissanite (of the C&C variety) will NEVER be that. Comparing your FB to a CZ is unfair, they are TOTALLY different materials!
I don’t see any need for MCo to appologize for their offerings not being something they are not. If you received a really yellow or green tinted one when you paid for the FB, that would be one thing, but expecting colorless on a stone that can only get “near colorless” is unrealistic expecations.
You should love your ring, no question, and if white white is more important to you than longevity, get the Asha, which will need to be replaced in a few years, or exchange for either a new FB or Amora enhanced moissanite, but those are still going to look more or less identical in many cases, the FB stones have gotten really good.
Durability – Moissanite wins, Clarity – the surface of the Asha may become scratched over time, leading to a hazy look, but the internal structure of both stones will remain perfect over time. 🙂
Good luck with your decision, I hope you find what makes you happiest! 🙂
Post # 3
AloraRachelle: Is there a reason you don’t want a diamond? From what I understand, you can find some good deals if you are willing to get one second hand. What about a white sapphire?
If you don’t like the moissanite, you could go with an Asha, but it will need to be replaced eventually.
White sapphire is beautiful and colorless(from what I understand). This is a 2 carat white sapphire from Etsy:
Post # 4
MrsCassie: I say an “Amora Gem”. Most are in the colorless range.
Post # 5
If the color is what’s bothering you then go for the Asha. It wont sparkle as much since moissanite has a double reflection but it won’t look yellow. I went with an asha because moissanite had more color to it then I wanted. So I figured why not try Asha till the Amora Gems come out. Asha are a 9.6 – 9.8 on the hardness scale now so that’s only .4 or .2 softer then a diamond so if your worried about scratches don’t be. A moissanite is 9.25 on the hardness scale but it can resist fire up to 2000 degrees. Idk when you’ll throw your ring in the fire but whatever. Either way I think these two stones a very comparable since they are both man made from the same company. Here is my asha. I love it. I get compliments on it all the time. I don’t have to clean it often like some say on here and it sparkles and acts just like a diamond. It does go a little blue in direct sun but I think that’s awsome. It’s the same as having high florecense in a natural diamond so I don’t worry about it.
Asha is a diamond stimulant and they look exactly like a diamond which might be a downside if you wanted a moissanite.With the double reflection and the color it does not look like a diamond at all. It looks like its own gem. Whichever you choose you cant go wrong.
Post # 6
YellowMoon: How long have you had your asha.
Post # 7
AloraRachelle: just wanted to add a few more pics
Post # 8
Legion: Only two months. I never take it off and so far no problems. I’m more worried about the diamonds falling out of my setting then my Asha lol. There is a thread that i commented on which one of the Bees has had hers for 2 years and she says her asha looks exactly the same since the day she got it. No scratches or chips.
Post # 9
First let me ask you something..are you wanting to pass your ring off as a diamond? ..if so then id say asha..but ashas are temporary and even though they are carbon coated will not last forever like the amora..yes the amora will have some warmth..but I think ashas are too white ..so some warmth will make it more diamond like..is a diamond totally outof the question? I know brilliant earth has lab created diamonds which are real diamonds and are very good priced..
Post # 10
mrssloan2013: I do agree that some of the Ashas are too white but now they offer an H for most of their shapes which makes them warmer. I went for the OEC because it was offered in I-J color. Every now and then my stone has a light buttery look to it which I love.
Post # 11
I went for Amora (2ct). It’s almost has hard as a diamond, practically clear, and doesn’t change when exposed to different chemicals. In most lights my Amora comes out like an H color diamond, so it’s not too moody, but also not “fake” white. I took this picture under normal light at my work, so no special jewelry store lighting here 🙂