Asha Solitaires?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

jessjlstar:  Hi! I have a Asha solitare stone and I am in love! I only have cell phone pictures and the lightning at work does not do it justice! Buttt, I have a 7.25 size finger and the center, solitare stone is a carat and a quarter. My setting is tall, so it looks bigger than it is, but I think it fits nicely with my finger.

Post # 4
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2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Woohoo! Congrats on your upcoming acquisition 😉 Here’s my Asha, 6mm (1.25ct equivalent) princess-cut on size 7.5 finger, 2mm palladium band with channel-set diamonds. I think it is the perfect size for my hand. I also have a fairly high setting; if it was lower, I may have gone for a 6.5mm stone, or maybe 7mm. It’s all personal preference, though! For the record, I LOVE my Asha and have never once regretted chosing it over a diamond.

 

 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

jessjlstar:  this isn’t a solitare but I thought I’d share since you don’t see many ashas on here. It’s the first good pic I could get with my phone and it’s reflecting the pink from my case. It sparkles a lot. It doesn’t get dirty as fast as people say and so far everyone thinks my ring is beautiful. Plus ashas are as hard as sapphires so you don’t have to worry about scratches. It looks nothing like a cz but it does look exactly like a diamond. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I agree with the PP in saying that ashas are hard to photograph at least with a camera phone and very little skill on my part.  I also have a halo but just wanted to say I’ve had my ering for nearly two years and the stone still looks brand new.  

 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

my 2ct asha chipped the day i got it look up dufour diamonds on ebay heaps cheap diamonds and ask them they can find u any stone and make semi mounts real cheap

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

cmbee:  They are clarity enchanced which isn’t a problem as long as you know that and are aware of the pitfulls.  

Post # 11
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113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

there are no “pitfalls” they use the latest technology not the old one which can come out or go yellow unless you hold the ring in temperatures over 1500 degrees Celsius or put it in acid it won’t come out mine used the method where they laser a black spot to turn it white a diamond is always better ten a cheap fake

Post # 11
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113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

there are no “pitfalls” they use the latest technology not the old one which can come out or go yellow unless you hold the ring in temperatures over 1500 degrees Celsius or put it in acid it won’t come out mine used the method where they laser a black spot to turn it white a diamond is always better ten a cheap fake

Post # 13
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8604 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Yes ashas are “fake” but certainly not cheap!! Ive heard they are the best stimulant available…a 1 carat clarity enhanced diamond would still be around $1000 and I dont think they are wanting to spend that much as she said they are college students

Post # 14
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Newbee

Hi jessjlstar, I have an Asha and I’m so pleased with it. Having owned moissanite & the Amora Gem Ultra, I firmly believe the Asha is the most diamond-like simulant out at the moment. It’s a shame it’s not a permanent option, and I hope BTD or other companies come out with a stone that looks like the Asha but has permanence! I have had my Asha for a year, and with some babying, it has been in pristine shape. 

As for size… I think it depends on what effect you are going for. Are you trying to pass it off as a diamond? If so, a smaller size, particularly one that’s more prevalent among your social circle, would be better. But if you don’t care whether people know that it’s an Asha, then you have much more freedom to pick whatever size you find most beautiful on your finger! Here is a chart I found helpful when picking out my stone: 

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