(Closed) Asha vs. Moissanite

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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6893 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Asha looks more like a “real” diamond, as Moissy is more sparkly and has different characteristics. I personally have an Asha, and I love it. I got it because my setting is diamond and it looked better together, not for any other reason really.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Asha is CZ coated with diamond.  It should look more like a real diamond than a moissy.  A moissy is a lab created gemstone that has similar properties to a diamond, but is different.  Asha is considered a diamond-simulant and Moissy is not. Moissys are probably more sparklier and have more fire. 

What are you looking for?  A ring that will replicate a diamond as close as possible?  Or a ring that will be sparkly, have fire, but not be a diamond simulant?

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@ccblink29:  Since March of 2011. I clean it regularly and have had no issues with it. 🙂 It also matches perfectly – my side stones and halo are diamonds.

Post # 8
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6893 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@ccblink29:  ashadiamonds.com, I just bought a loose stone and had it set.

I’m pretty sure the same people own Moissy Co. I could be totally wrong, but I thought I remembered hearing that.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Asha looks more diamond like. Moissanite looks like moissanite, it tends to be moody, show more color and has double the refraction of the diamond giving it a hyper-sparkle effect. Some people love that, some don’t.

Ashas you can get colorless which is a desirable factor for some. Enhanced moissanite can get to about an F-G-H color but will shift depending on lighting.

Asha is more durable than standard CZ, but it will need to be replaced at some point and will not last forever. Moissanite will not cloud or discolor and won’t need replacement, so you’ll only need to buy one.

Post # 10
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6745 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

If you want a stone that looks like a diamond and lasts forever, you’re probably going to have to go with a diamond.  Nothing looks exactly like a diamond and lasts forever.  The moissanite is similar but has its own characteristics.  The Asha replicates it better but doesn’t last forever (from what I know, it might, I’m not sure). 

Have you considered going a completely different route and getting a colored gemstone since it seems to be that price is at issue?  You can get lab created gemstones for a fraction of the cost..

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@AmeliaBedelia:  Yes, AD.com is owned by the same ppl who own mossiyco.com.

 I went with a diamond setting with a asha center from AD.com   I went with asha because I wanted the most diamond like sim so I could upgrade to a diamond or Amora Gem later.   Asha won’t last a lifetime but for a few years it is a great choice .

Post # 12
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2137 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i hqve an asha for around 6m and i love it.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

@ccblink29:  Have you thought of getting a lab created diamond? It looks exactly like a natural one and is made up of the same things chemically. The only difference is that one was found in nature and the other was made in a lab.

Post # 15
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3 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Asha will not pass diamond tester, whereas Moissy will. I asked customer service at moissaniteco

Post # 16
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75 posts
Worker bee

I do not have an asha but I have something called an elite stone, which is a high quality, hand cut CZ that also has a diamond coating. It looks unbelievably like a diamond and it was not outrageous. The setting was expensive, but it is 14k wg. I wanrted an Asha but the price seemed really high for what it is. I wonder if it looks even more diamond like than my elite? I have a 1 ct diamond but wanted a little more bling for some nights out…and reading here gave me a bit of ring envy. I still love my diamond but I also like putting on the bling nce in a while. And, it was pretty reasonable. It is about 8 mm on a size 6 -ish finger. The ring size is 6.5 and it is a bit loose.

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