(Closed) Considering an Asha Diamond

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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1926 posts
Buzzing bee

Have you done a lot of research on Ashas? They’re probably the most “diamond like” of the alternatives, but need to be replaced after about 5 years, I believe. 

Post # 5
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1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I wear a size 8.75 asha three stone with a 1.5 ct round center. I love it!! 

Post # 9
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1926 posts
Buzzing bee

@mheatley:  Have you considered moissanite? It’s manufactured by the same company as Asha, and lasts a lifetime. It is only slightly more expensive. 

Post # 10
Hostess
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m a huge supported of Ashas, I think they are beautiful.  I hear mixed things about them needed to be replaced but if you think about having to replace a stone every 5 years, it is still worth the price!

Post # 11
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4662 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

The main reason i didn’t get asha is because it’s basically a glorified CZ. Don’t take me the wrong way at all, I’m not a diamond snob. It’s just that it doesn’t last a lifetime. If it did last a lifetime I would be all for it, like moissanite.

Also, every time you explain Asha to someone, the simplest explanation is – it’s a coated CZ. I dunno… it just didn’t sit right with me. Compared to moissanite that is its own beautiful stone.

 

Post # 12
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3243 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@musician32992:  Ashas are made by Better Than Diamonds while moissys are made by a completely separate company.  I think you are missing it up with a popular reseller ashadiamonds.com that also owns moissaniteco.com.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@NovaRising:  The Amora moissanite was created by BetterThanDiamond too, but the actual base moissanite producers are Charles and Colvard.

BTD and MoissaniteCo/AshaDiamonds work closely together and have the same prices.

I chose Asha because it cut my dream ring price just about in half, and I knew I wanted the hearts and arrows cut Amora Gem when it comes out in a few years. So I don’t mind that it might look a little rough by the time that happens. On the other hand, I’ve worn the ring for about a year now and it is still in stunning condition. There are no chips or scratches and it’s not cloudy in the least. It still takes my breath away!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

@NovaRising:  Oops! The company that sells both in settings is the same though. Better Than Diamond does produce the Asha and the Amora treated moissanite though. The “Forever Brilliant” is a process done by Charles and Colvard, who produced the original moissanite. MoissaniteCo and AshaDiamonds have superior settings and customer service though. 
We purchased a necklace through C&C’s main site and will never work with them again. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

@GoldfishPie:  I’m struggling with waiting for the Amora Gem too! I just don’t know if I’ll be happy with an Asha because it doesn’t perform like moissanite, which I love. I’m thinking I’ll just wait for the Amora-treated stones to come back and stick with that. I don’t want to wait an extra year to get engaged!

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