Post # 1
Well, after our fiasco with my engagement ring that had a worthless Asha in it (It wore within months and they would not exchange or fix it), I am now asking for your help to see if a reliable diamond simulant does exist that wont wear after a few months, has warranty and the company has a good BBB record. I have my eye on two companies, but if you can send me your positive experiences with a simulant you have received and worn for at least a year, then I can then narrow it down to just one. I am also Not interested in Diamond Nexus due to their bad BBB and reports of having a pain CZ. Please dont send positive comments about Nexus or Asha as I really dont care to hear about them and dont wish to ever deal with those companies. Very very much appreciated.
Post # 2
TraceyStevens: OP, have you looked at moissanite? I know there are a lot of ladies on here who can vouch for their moissanite forever stone. Some call it a diamond stimulant, others call it a gemstone. Either way, it’s an alternative option to diamonds. Wouldn’t hurt to check it out And exhaust that option along with others that will be presented to you.
Post # 3
I was debating between an Asha and a Wink CZ to put in my setting and I ended up going with Wink. I’m very glad I did because the quality is unlike any stones I’ve seen before (I’ve owned diamond, moissanite, white sapphire, etc). I’ve owned it for months with no wear or tear at all.
It is just a placeholder for a few years until I get a diamond (I mainly want the diamond for durability purposes) but there’s been no clouding, and no issues with the stone. I got it heat treated to look less glass-like. Wink has amazing stones and his customer service was top notch.
Post # 4
How do you feel about Moissanite? It’s not a diamond simulant; moissanite is a beauty of a gem all on it’s own, but many bees have GORGEOUS moissanite rings and love them. They are a 9.25 on the Moh’s scale, so it is not as hard as a diamond, but harder than a sapphire (which is a VERY hard and durable gem). If you aren’t against Moissanite, check out their website because a lot of bees love their moissy’s
Post # 5
How about moissanite? I have had mine for well over a year and it still looks as good asvthe day I got it
Post # 6
P.s. my daughter painted my nails, so dont mind the paint job, lol
Post # 7
Have you contacted Quorri? http://www.quorri.com
They offer a surface enhanced DymondIX that my finace has worn for over a year and without any issues thus far. They have a great Warranty and a really good BBB record. Here is a ring we got from them and my fiance is still extremly thrilled! She wears it daily and hasnt complained ever about anything, except the constant compliments 🙂
Post # 8
TraceyStevens: Go to a well known high end jeweler in your area. They all use CZ in their display cases–it’s their dirty little secret. They have to use good CZ people because they have to fool the general public that it’s really a diamond in the ring. I bought my setting (Tacori) at a well known jeweler in my area. When I was debating whether or not to get a mossy, the salesperson was actually the one who talked me into a CZ (only $20-$30). It’s been 4 years, still looks great and even fooled my snobby “expert” japanese relatives.
Post # 9
I’ll suggest http://www.diamondcz.co.uk
Super quality for what it is (cz) and cheap enough to replace when it’s worn out. It is plain cz, but cut really well.
Post # 10
I did some research on Wink CZ about 2 years ago. I feel this is a very good choice if a CZ is what you wish to have.
I know its not specifically what you requested but have you thought about a white sapphire lab or natural? Its my own personal opinion but I feel white sapphires are fantastic stones both lab and natural. You just have to make sure you go with a superior cut. The cut is everything. In my own personal experience I would choose a white sapphire over a moissanite any day. Just throwing it out there. Good luck
Post # 11
I recommend Forever Brilliant Moissanite!! I love my moissy and definitely quality.
Post # 12
I’d go moissanite… it’s a forever stone. I got a few pieces from moissy co and they’re great 🙂
Post # 13
TonyRocks69: Quorri is Asha that is resold under a different name.
TraceyStevens: Diamond sim options are always one of three things:
1. CZ (asha, wink cz, quorri, etc., all of which are the same hardness basically and do not have warranties)
2. Moissanite (more expensive, some people find issue in the color and cut because it’s not the same as a diamond)
3. White sapphire (Very hard, but not sparkily and almost hazy looking)
Post # 14
GoldfishPie: Quorri is not a resaler of Asha. Quorri is plain CZ while Asha has an amorphous diamond outer layer with a cz inside. I think you’re thinking of the resaler mia donna which does remain the Asha to sell on their site.
Post # 15
Go moissanite. Owned many over the years, and no complaints.