Post # 1
I just wanted to share my story because I, as many bees, had a very difficult time choosing between an Asha and Moissanite stone…
Before finally settling on a stone, I did my homework. I obsessed over photos from every angle and light source, ad read hundreds or posts and articles just like this one, showing the pros and cons of each stone. Finally, I decided I was an Asha girl…. At least I thought. I REALLY wanted to love this stone. It came in the antique cuhion cut, which I adore, more closely “resembles a diamond” according to other bees input, doesn’t have a greenish yellowy tint that some Moissys can have, and is a tad less expensive. I was sold, and just KNEW I had made the right decision. Sadly, I was mistaken…
I ordered a goergeous 1.5ct cushion cut Asha in a Poppyseed solitaire off of Diamond Bistro, and was pleasantly surprised when the ring arrived. In the INDOOR lighting the stone looked very realistic. It ha some depth and a steely color that didnt look too glassy or fakThe the sparkle was sufficient but I wouldn’t say it was extremely sparkly. I actually expected more sparkle so immediately cleaned the ring to see if it helped. After cleaning I took it outside to see if the sunlight helped and this is when I noticed what a colorless Asha looks like in sunlight….Suuuper white. imitation plastic white. That depth totally disappears once the asha is taken away from low lit areas. Disappointment #1. The next day I took the asha to my jeweler to get sized. He immediately knew the stone wasn’t diamond. (I read these things are so great the fool jewelers all the time??) dissapointment #2. After inspection, my jeweler pointed out that the stone already had a crack underneath one if the claw prongs. Dissapointment #3. I was shocked that a stone that is suppose to be almost as strong as diamond would crack so easily. Seeing the stone had already cracked, the jeweler used extra caution in sizing my ring, treating it as gently as one would an Opal, and using cooling gel as not to heat the stone. Despite his extra care, my Asha developed an internal crack from the stress of the ring being sized, which looked like a huge feather running through the middle of the stone. I was shocked this “durable” stone would do this! I called Asha and they explained some of their stones have/develop “internal occlusions” and this is why they are not rated “flawless”. Wow! Disappointment #4 and final one. At this point I was so disappointed with the performance of my 2 day old gem that I was ready to replace it. I decided to go with the same cut and size moissanite and set it in my original setting. I received my Forever Brilliant cushion 3 days ago and have been nothing but happy with it. The Moissy has SOOO much more depth than the Asha. It NEVER looks like a simulated diamond, no matter the lighting conditions. My Forever Brilliant never gets that greenish tmany that scares many people away either. I’ve seen in in the worst possible conditions (overcast, rainy) and it still sparkles like mad and looks beautiful. My jeweler said the stone was much easier to work with and much more durable that the Asha as well, and I have also noticed it stays clean much longer and sparkles much more than asha. i FINALLY have my ring I wanted to love so much, and it ISN’T Asha. In my opinion, Moissanite is a far better, more beautiful, and especially more durable choice. Hope this helps those deciding between the 2!
Post # 3
This is the asha. It looked better in pics than in person. Pretty, but not realistic ans definately not durable…
Post # 4
Bad pics of new Moissy in overcast lighting
Post # 5
I glad you found something you love! I’ve never read anything like that about asha. I had no idea it could crack so easily. I would love to see pictures!
Post # 6
I ended up going with Moissy as well. Also really happy with my choice!
Post # 7
They dont crack that easily the damage would have been done during setting. This happens to diamonds too.
I also have an antique cushion in my ering and they definately dont sparkle as much as brilliant cut stones, obviously they are not cut to though/ I wear my round brilliant asha 5 stone wedding band every day and never wear the antique because the round brilliant sparkles more.
I am sorry you had a bad experience.
I am super happy with my rings. It sounds like you got a dud. The crack is what would have made your ring ugly in sunlight too (it would have completely impeded the light).
Glad you found moissy to make you happy. I love that there are sims out there to suit all situations and tastes 🙂
Post # 8
@Hbright42: Your pictures didn’t work.
I’m so glad you’re happy! I love my Moissy 🙂
Post # 9
I just upgraded my ering from an Asha to a Moissanite as well! And I couldn’t agree with you more. The Asha wasn’t as “real” looking and didn’t sparkly very much at ALL. Even out in the sun. It looked more like broken or crushed glass than a stone in an ering. My moissanite, which I just got 2 weeks ago, it’s amaaaaazing. I haven’t had to clean it once (I had to clean the Asha every couple of days because it would get cloudy) It is a little yellow looking when it’s next to my Asha eternity band (which I’m replacing with a moissanite band TOMORROW… yay!) but when I’m wearing the Moissanite by itself, I don’t see any yellow at all. VERY pleased with my new Moissanite ring 🙂
Post # 10
I have an asha and I totally agree about the light ing. Especially under bright florescent lights totally looks like a normal cz. Mine looks pretty damn good in sunlight and throws rainbows al over. And in low light, I mean the thing is breathtaking. But I will not be sorry to upgrade to the amora gem or a gb moissy
Post # 11
I just thought I would share this as well since my Moissanite wedding band just came in the mail yesterday. Here’s my old 3.5mm Asha wedding band (top) and my new 3mm Moissanite wedding band (bottom). They both were proffessionally cleaned right before this picture was taken. You can see how the Asha one looks blurry and dull but the Moissanite has more sparkle to it and even a little hint of color. The Asha is much whiter but the Moissanite has more fire/sparkle. It’s all about personal preference! Hopefully this helps someone in their decision on which type of stone to buy.
Post # 12
@hersheykiss2087: absolutely no contest the moissanite looks better!! Gorgeous!
Post # 13
@hersheykiss2087: That is SO gorgeous!
Post # 14
And I agree… I will be keeping the moissanite band and selling the Asha band 😉
Post # 15
i kept going back and forth on asha and moissey too. but after scouring hundreds of pics and hearing how asha dulls and scratches easy… Im sticking to moissey. already had 2 and going for a 3rd 🙂