(Closed) Calling all Asha girls… I need opinions (pics)

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

it’s beautiful! i compared my 1.5ct moissanite to a 1 ct diamond, and my moissy of course gave the rainbow sparkles, and the diamond just gave whiteish flashes… and that was under track lighting so my ring looked like a disco ball. ๐Ÿ˜‰  so i think that your asha probably looks realistic, but i haven’t done the comparison myself. hopefully you’ll get some more responses!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think the pictures look pretty good!  I’m not sure how some people, especially the ones on the Better Than Diamond boards take such great photos!

I have a 1.5 ct round Asha that I bought way back in 2001.  I had a small 0.42ct real diamond to compare it to, and quite frankly, I was disappointed in the performance of the Asha.  My little diamond is a K color and that thing is a little fireball.  I was expecting the Asha to give off as much colored light as the real diamond did, but mine didn’t either.  It does give off flashes of white light so I know exactly what you’re talking about.  I have it set and no one has ever questioned whether or not it’s a real diamond.

A couple of years after I got the round Asha I was given a real 1.5ct round diamond (family diamond).  Even though that real diamond is not cut very well, it still gives off more colored light than the Asha.  The diamond is a G-H color so it’s pretty close to the Asha, and when I put them side by side I can definitely point out the real diamond.  The real one is much more crisp and definitely has more depth than the Asha.  The Asha is also much whiter than the real diamond. The Asha is really pretty in it’s own right but my experience has been, at least with this older one, it doesn’t perform like a diamond does, and I don’t completely expect it to, but maybe I got my hopes up and was hoping it would be better than it is.  I’m sorry I don’t have pictures to show the two in person.  Every time I try to take some, they never turn out!

However, a few years ago (maybe 2004?  I cannot remember) I ordered a princess Asha.  If memory serves me correctly, it’s an H color.  Now that thing shows a ton of colored light!  I have compared it to my friend’s real princess cut diamond and the Asha looks so much prettier than her real diamond.  I am so much more impressed with the princess Asha than the round one.  I am looking for a new setting for it so I can wear it.

I personally prefer warmer diamonds so that could be why I like the princess Asha better than the round one. Maybe the F color of the Asha is throwing you off; I don’t think I’ve seen a real D-E-F diamond in person.

You may want to PM MissusLLC as she has had several Asha stones.

Your pictures look like it is a pretty stone but ultimately you have to decide if it’s worth keeping.  Best of luck!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think the problem with Ashas is that they might look too perfect (if that makes sense). And in reality most crystal clear diamonds you see in a DEF color are so pricey that you don’t see them often.

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

ive owned several ashas and am having another asha ring made

i owned an asha set in a diamond halo and was completely happy with it.

ive never had any complaints regaridng any of my asha stones

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

Ashas do look different from diamonds because they are a CZ with synthetic diamond coating. They still behave like CZ… the coating is mainly to make them last longer than uncoated CZ. CZs including Asha will have a flatter, whiter look than diamonds. I think yours is normal. People will always tend to share the most flattering photos they can of whatever they have, that’s just human nature.

Also, many people who own simulants get them in a larger size/better clarity than any diamond they own, and that makes comparisons difficult…they are truly unfamiliar with how they differ. A small (that is, melee or near-melee) and/or poor quality diamond doesn’t behave just like a better or larger one, and neither behave quite like anything else either. Everything has its own “flavor.” You can probably check out an array of diamonds at a local jewelry shop if you’re curious. Go to a frou-frou one if you want to see a larger high quality diamond. Be sure to take it near a window or regular indoor light source (away from their jeweler’s sales lights) for a more accurate view.

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