(Closed) Picking a non-swedish ring….impossible?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I do not have either but I was thinking of getting an Asha enhanced Moissanite stone on my E-ring but I’m concerned it will look fake as well. There are many threads on here if you search for them and they include many many pictures of people’s rings. I’d check it out if I were you! I’m seriously considering getting one though! They’re beautifuL!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

First of all, hi and welcome! There are TONS of threads around talking about Asha and Moissanite, and there are great reasons for each. I personally went for Moissanite because it’s harder and more durable, I loved the story behind it, and I personally didn’t want what is essentially treated CZ (yeh, I know, I’m a total snob). I aso went for unenhanced as I preferred the slight colour as I felt it gave the stone more character. We bought sight unseen from MoissaniteCo and it was overall a great experience. I’m thrilled with my ring, and it’s exactly what I hoped for. The stone itself doesn’t look fake (it has wonderful depth and character, and is crystal clear), but I understand what you mean about the size in comparison to your peers and how it may be thought of as fake for that. I got 1.5ct equivalent in an area where 1ct is considered pretty huge, and I sometimes feel self-concious about it. If you’re concerned get 1ct or even .75ct – it’ll still be a stunning ring! 

And always an excuse to show off:

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think that would look lovely on your hand. Unfortunately, not every jeweler will work with moissanite or Asha or other CZ for that matter. The folks at the Better Than Diamond forum, however, will likely be able to help you. Post that photo to their Asha, moissanite or Amora boards and see if one of the retailers can make your dream become reality. They should be able to give you an accurate estimate of how much it’ll be including shipping etc.

Here’s my engagement ring, the first moissanite piece I owned. It was a huge leap of faith to order something so expensive without seeing it in person, but I couldn’t be happier with my choice! I’m partial to moissanite since it’s much harder than Asha/CZ (I’m very rough with my hands). But some women hate the color of moissanite no matter how slight it might be. So it’s going to be a matter of preference for your tastes. Good luck to you!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@pilanga123:  My stone doesn’t have much color. Definitely no green or yellow tint people talk about with the poorer quality or older stones out there. I see more warmth from the side than from above where you view the stone usually. It gets mistaken for a diamond all the time, so I’m assuming it’s in the average diamond color range somewhere. I’ve seen unenhanced moissanite be very white, and enhanced moissanite not be that white. If you are super sensitive, I’d go the Amora moissanite route. I’d also stick with a round stone since the fancy cuts show more color. Amora Gem is something a lot of women are drooling over. That will have an F diamond equivalent color I believe. However, it won’t likely be on the market for several years unless Sweden doesn’t have a patent for regular moissanite. The BTD folks would clarify that for you. Anyway, all moissanite has a 9.25 on the Mohs hardness scale. A diamond is 10. So it’s harder than a sapphire/ruby (9), but not as hard as diamond. On the other hand, a diamond when hit at a point of a large inclusion could chip just as easily as a moissanite. So it’s all relative. No idea how hard a CZ is. Definitely not nearly as hard as a moissanite.

Edit: I also don’t own any Asha so can’t do a comparison for you. But there’s tons of comparison threads at the BTD forum I linked above.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@pilanga123:  You’ll get replies soon. There are a couple vendors who post regularly. And even if they can’t help you, they will point you in the right direction.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

look at the conversion in mm sizes for ct sizes.  cut circles in those mm and put each white circle on your finger.  this way you can have an idea of the real life size without spending money yet

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