(Closed) Asha, Asha, Show Me Your ASHA!!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Bump! Would love to see some as well ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Unfortunately I have no excellent pictures of my Asha ๐Ÿ™ Here are the best ones I could find:

Professional photos from AshaDiamonds before they sent it out:

And my personal photos:

(I’m not sure why one of my side stones went dark on a couple facets, but trust me it is so bright and sparkily)

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Asha ladies, what differences do you see between Asha and regular CZ? If you held a CZ beside an Asha could you tell the difference?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@karenlinebarger:  Of course not! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a 3 stone ring with a 1.5 ct (7.5mm), H color, H&A cut center, and F colored .33 ct (4.5 mm) H&A side stones. It’s set in rose gold with white gold prongs. I had to get the ratio (1.5 ct center and 4.5 mm sides) custom designed. I spent months literally cutting out different sized circles and deciding which ratio I liked the best. I moved up to buying cheapo ebay CZs and comparing. I wouldn’t change a single thing, and I still adore this ring every day. It is truly my dream ring, CZs and all, because it meant I could have the design of my dreams and it cost less than $1k!

 

@lilsweetie:  I think the biggest difference is the brilliance of the cut, and the coating they put on it. Most CZs, like if you went on ebay or to JC Penney’s and bought a CZ, are machine cut and uncoated. This makes them not as brilliant (sparkily and “deep” looking), and doesn’t account for the blueish cast that most low end CZs have. I bought my center stone in an H color to account for the fakey whiteness that is usually present in CZs. The coating also helps to protect the stone, as a CZ is only about a 8-8.5 on the Mohs scale. I have super cheap CZ earrings that I bought for $15 at a mall stand, they look slightly milky bueish-white with a flatness to them. They still sparkle, but it is nowhere near as flashy and clean looking as my ashas. I could definitely tell the difference.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Here is my baby.  She is a 1.5 cushion F color center in a halo setting of F/G color diamonds .42 ct.  Her matching wedding band should arrive around May.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

9mm OMC

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

@LadyPeace:  

Beautiful ring-and startling background!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@LadyPeace:  where did you get the OMC asha?

@GoldfishPie:  thanks for the explanation. i wish there were ashas i could see in person. it seems to be easier to find moissanite in stores than asha.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

A girlfiend of mine actually has an Asha OMC engagement ring and also has round H&A stud earrings and let me tell you that they are amazing!! I would have never known, they’re just stunning!

Post # 15
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Wannabee

@novarising and @karenlinebarger where did you order your rings from?  Also did you look at moissanite as well and if so what made you decide on an Asha?  Thank you!  Your rings are beautiful!

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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