Post # 1
hi there 🙂 my SO and i are looking at an asha or moissy stone instead of diamond…. as i gather from the other million threads on simulants, there are mixed opinions. i already know my opinion. now im looking for any negatives that simulant owners may have noticed. Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
The only negative is others’ reactions! I showed my ring to a coworker and told him it was an asha. He said “I guess you’ll have to upgrade that in a few years.” Um…no…this is my ring! You just have to learn to ignore comments from people who don’t know any better.
Other than that I’ve had no problems. My ring’s a stunner!
Post # 4
I have a moissy pendant, and the only down side I can really think of it how white it looks sometimes! It’s unenhanced, but even so, sometimes it seems a bit too perfect :p I’m also getting an oval FB moissy replacement Ering in a few months!
Post # 5
I think AlwaysSunny is right. The negative is other people’s judgment – I am not an owner and I do not like (most of) them (there are too many pretty rings here for me to make such a blanket statement without qualification!). I think it is a very taste oriented issue and if you are okay with lab created and simulant stones.
I understand the hardness is fantastic with moissies and you can get different colors and clarity 🙂
Post # 6
If you are colour sensitive, Moissanite can look yellow/green/grey depending on the lighting and colours in the room. The vast majority of the time it is colourless, mine is unenhanced so not sure if the enhancement cuts down on this.
Some people have a diamond encrusted stick up their butt and think if it isn’t a diamond it isn’t good enough. I have not encountered any of those people in real life (only here on the boards) and no one has ever cared or said anything negative to me in person about not owning a diamond.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
Mainly judgement. I haven’t gotten much IRL (just some people who keep quiet, but you can tell that they think it’s stupid from the look on thier faces), but it can be annoying to read it online. I used to dislike how my stone had a tinge of yellow in bad indoor lighting, but I must have gotten used to it, because I don’t see any colour change anymore!
Post # 8
Yep, I agree with the above. I absolutely love my moissanite, and if someone is asking me specifics, I always disclose that it is moissanite because I think it deserves its due credit! 99.9% of people are perfectly fine with that and are curious and want to know more. Most people are surprised they haven’t heard of such a miracle stone and want to know where they can get one! A few of my girlfriends are now planning on using moissanite for their rings! I’ve had one rude comment from a patient of mine that caught me off-guard, but is easy enough to let go. The goods FAR outweigh the bads.
Post # 9
Judge-y people aside. I have had both and I much prefer the moissy for its strength and clarity. The asha got dirty every single day and looked cloudy when dirty. I had an I color and it was too white for my taste. As for moissy, I love mine! Good luck!
here’s a picture comparing my previous 7.5mm OEC asha vs my present 8.5mm OEC unenhanced moissy (loose stone on right)
Post # 10
@Sandeek: Wow your oec moissy is gorgeous! I love the colors… sorry to thread jack, but where did you get it?
Post # 11
Moissy is such a wonderful stone, I love it more and more as I wear it! Which are you leaning toward, Asha or moissy?
Post # 12
I never had any negative from others about my moissy and I wore that set for a year and a half prior to my diamond upgrade this month. The only thing anyone ever said was “Gorgeous ring!” to which I said “Thank you!”
My absolute only negative to the unenhanced stone was the way it looked yellowish in my beige interior car and certain lighting conditions. Most of the time it faced up white, sparkly and fabulous. I still think it’s a great alternative option.
Post # 13
I agree with everyone else: the biggest con is the negative judgement from others when they find out it’s not a diamond! Also, as an Asha owner, I’ve heard they only last a few years, but I must say I LOVE my Asha and when the time comes, will most likely replace it with another. (Sorry if these pics are huge!)
EDIT: I also want to add that my Asha tends to get dirty fairly quickly, which makes it look dull. I wash with with dishsoap and baking soda on a toothbrush every couple days to keep it sparkly.
Post # 14
Moissy can be moody with colour, but Asha will not last forever. 2-5 years seems to ne the norm. Those are the biggest disadvantages in my mind. I did once have some one all gushing over my ring untilI said it was moissy. Like it was now less pretty, lol. But I love my moissy, and think it is a great affordable alternative.
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2014 - Excalibur
I have a moissy and the only thing I would change its that sometimes it looks a bit yellow
Post # 16
I’ve had my asha for 18 months now and like a PP said I think the biggest negaitive about it is that it’s not a forever stone. Of course I was aware of that before I got it. Cleaning it to me isn’t a big deal since I remove it to do anything dirty I really only need to clean it about once a week or every other week.