(Closed) Amora Moissanite next to an Asha Diamond Coated Cubic Zirconia – pic heavy

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which one would you choose?

    Amora

    Asha

    Neither - please comment

    I don't know!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Post # 47
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @_gemma:  Yeah, I’ll definitely post an update! I figure the jeweler may have some empty settings sitting around, which will let me see what the stones look like in a setting ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 48
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    @CandyKate:  i hear ya! I’m trying to decide a stone, too, and it makes me want to give up and get no big center stone LOL!! we got an amora and it’s lovely, but I do notice a yellowy tone. i also got a white sapphire and a white topaz to compare, of course so different but also pretty! i know i personally (nothing to do w anyone else’s perfectly great choices) don’t think the price of a diamond is worth it, and i’m doubting if the price of even a moissanite is worth it! lol. funny cause i’ve stared at rings for hours on this site and think they’re all so gorgeous, but when it comes down to deciding what i’ll be wearing forever i’m totally balking!!

    Post # 49
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @chillinchillin:  Omg I’m the same way! Why is this so hard!?!? I just want a beautiful center stone without any stigma attached to it. I feel like, though, regardless of what you choose, it’s going to be a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” kind of thing. I have friends that would totally turn up their noses if they thought my center stone wasn’t a diamond. I also have friends that would be disappointed if I did end up with a diamond center stone. I can’t decide if I want something that could pass as a diamond or if I want something that looks a bit more unique.

     

    I agree that everyone on this forum has stunning rings. I just can’t seem to figure out what is going to work for me. I don’t know why my Amora looks so yellow compared to everyone else’s! Where is this extra fire they’re talking about!? Am I blind?? ๐Ÿ™ I so so SO want to love the Amora… But the Asha is also really pretty.. I don’t know that I can justify spending >$300 on a coated CZ, you know? It’s a tough call ๐Ÿ™

    Post # 50
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @CandyKate:  the “extra fire” really isn’t really at all noticeable. The only reason it’s so noticable in videos and photos is because it’s pointed out to us, and we are able to see it on a high resolution photo where it’s very obvious.  Compared next to a diamond, it would take a loupe and a highly trained eye to differentiate.  Even if you knew the differences in cut, you would still need a loupe, a diamond tester, and a highly trained eye to know that it’s not an extra faceted round brilliant. It’s only a 20-25 percent more fire than a diamond. And I hate to break  it to you, both will pass as diamonds unless you inform them they are not.

     

     

    Post # 51
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @_gemma:  Yeah, I suppose that’s true. I don’t mind that they both would pass as diamonds. I’m not going to be the type of person to correct a person if they refer to my stone as a diamond. Have you heard anything regarding the longevity of Ashas? I’ve read really mixed reviews and it’s kind of unsettling.

    Post # 52
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @CandyKate:  I honestly don’t know enough about Ashas to comment on durability. From my own personal opinion, I think they would make amazing placeholder stones or travel/temp stones. I would be very cautious about wearing it longer than 2-3 years, unless I was okay with replacing it every few years. However, I am only one person and my opinion should have absolutely no affect on your choice! You need to go with your gut. Maybe you should try ordering in a few other moissanites (maybe a FB enhanced?) to see a few more options. Once you know, you’ll know, and it won’t be so hard to make a decision! 

    Post # 53
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @_gemma:  Yeah, I tried to check out what other people were saying about Ashas and it seems like the only people that would comment on durability had only owned theirs for months to like 2 years. I thought about checking out the FB moissanite, but I think I read that the Amora is a smidge whiter. I loooove the look of the Asha, but I think I’m attached to the Amora and haven’t yet come to terms with it ๐Ÿ˜›

    Post # 54
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    @CandyKate:  I agree, when I think about asha I think why not just buy a wayy cheaper but still nice quality cz? i get no diamond coating, but still… i also agree with the wonder ‘is my amora moissanite yellower than everyone else’s??’ the one we bought is gorgeous almost all time, but it looks distinctly yellow to me sometimes. of course i am overanalyzing it right now tho!  also it messes with my head to think about answering questions about the ring to ppl, tho it’s obv none of their business, but i think of, for example, my bf’s stepmom who wears 8.5 carats of diamonds. sigh.. i’ve LOVED browsing rings online but now that it’s time to choose it’s hard! and bf says he’ll pay for whatever get anything of course haha i deserve what I want… but what is that! so yeah, i hear ya!!!

    Post # 55
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @chillinchillin:  EXACTLY!!! I mean, at least when other people see the Asha, there probably isn’t any doubt in their mind (unless they’re wondering how we could afford such a large, beautiful stone). I mean, my boyfriend was all for buying me a diamond, but I wanted to have an intricate, custom Verragio, blowing my budget on the setting -___- Wooooops. I wish someone would just tell me what the right decision was ๐Ÿ™

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