(Closed) Asha or Moissanite?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which would you choose
    1 ct. Round Old European Cut Asha : (14 votes)
    21 %
    1ct. Round Old European Cut Moissanite : (53 votes)
    79 %
  • Post # 3
    2203 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @TwilightBlue:  I am a big fan of Ashas but I picked the Moissanit option because it is a “forever” stone and most likely would not have to be replaced.  If price is a factor, Asha might be the better option for you!

    Post # 4
    635 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I think it depends on what you plan to do in the future. From what I understand, Ashas look more like a diamond but can cloud and scratch overtime. Moissanites last forever but might look less like a diamond. I think if price is a factor and you plan to “upgrade” your ring to a diamond in the next 5 or 10 years, go with Asha, but if you’re wanting your ring to last forever, Moissanite is the way to go.

    Post # 5
    1175 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    @LilliePad:  I agree with everything you said here. I have an asha, and chose it knowing that I would have to replace it in about 5 years. Luckily the Amora gem comes out around then, so I’m planning on upgrading to that once it comes out. My asha is indistinguishable from a flawless H color, ideal cut diamond and cost such a tiny fraction of the price of a diamond of that caliber. I’d recommend it to anyone!

    Post # 6
    3016 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I chose moissanite for it’s longevity. From photos, the OEC looks very much like a diamond of the same cut perhaps with a bit more warmth.

    Post # 7
    306 posts
    Helper bee

    I knew I wanted a moissy center stone, but once the Amora went out of stock – I started to re-think my options. Since I know the Amora GEM is going to be around in a couple years, I opted to get an Asha as a placeholder, for now. Once the Amora Gem is on the market, I will replace it. Asha’s are quite a bit less expensive than Moissanites with the Amora coating, so once the Gem is released, I don’t have any issue with spending a bit more on that. That is my .02 Good luck either way!!

    Post # 8
    1722 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @GoldfishPie:  I think you have a great plan. I have an amora moissy because my Fiance didn’t like the idea of changing/upgrading my ring so I went for the longevity of moissy. Otherwise I would have gone with asha until the amora gem came out. 

    Post # 9
    2536 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I voted moissanite for durability.  I think the OEC moissanite is a lot like OEC diamonds.

    Post # 10
    1627 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I voted moissanite, as I love the sparkle the OEC cut gives, especially when cut from silicon carbide. Asha is nice, but looks like a diamond.

    Post # 12
    102 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I have a 1ct OEC moissanite and love it:) It sparkles like crazy and gives off lots of ‘chunky’ flashes 🙂

    Post # 13
    102 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Double post!

    Post # 14
    1726 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    My wedding band is a moissanite. It is GORGEOUS. It’s been 1.5 yrs and still lustrous. 

    Post # 15
    2835 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @TwilightBlue:  I have only seen asha IRL and can say it appears very diamond like.  My understanding of moissy is that it is its own stone and can be moody at times showing other colors that makes it appear less diamond-like.  

    I wanted a sim so I went with an asha. I had planned to replace it in three years with the amora gem.  Although I do plan on owning a colored moissy for a rhr.

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