Is anyone else puzzled by Asha diamonds?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think Asha stones are overpriced lab stones. I would rather have Diamond Nexus or moissanite.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Aquaria: If i’m not mistaken, ASHAs are diamond-coated cubic zirconias. Simple enough? 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@solidarity:   Diamond Nexus is CZ.  I’d order from Wink  or Berricle – DNs prices are ridiculous.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Aquaria: The outer layer of the ASHAs are composed of carbon atoms (like diamonds). The atoms, which form diamonds, are fused together and that’s what coats the surface.

 

…Or so they say. I haven’t seen any IRL, but I have heard they don’t last long.  

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

@Aquaria:  Here’s my understanding: they are cheaper than Moissanite.  They don’t last a life time.  They are a good stand-in ring because they are a very close match to what a diamond looks like.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

CZs with a diamond coating. They look more like diamond than regular CZ or moissanite, but they are prone to common CZ issues…like getting dirty faster and eventual clouding. They’re a good option to someone who wants to upgrade to diamond later on! 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Aquaria: From my research, it’s like a plating, yes. The pictures I’ve seen are beautiful, though. Are you considering an ASHA piece?  

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@cmbr:  No, they’re not. They are chemically different than CZ. I have a DN ring and I love it.

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