ASHA and/or MOISSANITE owners (only) negatives on owning a simulant?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Hostess
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

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
Member
222 posts
Helper bee

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
Member
525 posts
Busy bee

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
Member
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
Member
5432 posts
Bee Keeper
  • 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
Member
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
Member
1179 posts
Bumble bee

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
Member
536 posts
Busy bee

@Sandeek:  Wow your oec moissy is gorgeous!  I love the colors… sorry to thread jack, but where did you get it?

 

Post # 11
Member
816 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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
Member
1312 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
Member
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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. Smile

 

Post # 14
Member
3619 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

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
Member
331 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
Member
3200 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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.

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