(Closed) Asha owners, DROP SOME KNOWLEDGE ON ME!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@CandyKate:  I have worn my ring every single day for a year and four months. I am not especially tough on my rings, but I work with kids so it’s not just sedentary office work either. I have zero scratches, blemishes, chips, cloudiness, etc. whatsoever.

I have a ruby RHR that I have worn for MUCH less time, and I can already see a very tiny chip on one of the facets. I do think my asha is stronger!

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@CandyKate:  I am a mother and am active.  I’m not super tough on my ring but I hit on things from time to time. I have had my ring since November.  The center stone has no scratches.  I am under the impression that the asha coating is man made diamond material, therefore will not easily be scratched. 

 

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: February 2008

The coating can’t scratch off.  If it ever starts looking cloudy, most likely it just needs a good cleaning.

I have several Ashas and one of them in particular has been worn pretty hard for about 3 years and it still looks amazing.

 

 

 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Okay Ladies who have asha’s…..Does chlorine or salt water affect the stone?????

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I would pick the moissy – its entire chemical makeup is quite durable, while Asha’s dependant on the coating.

As for chlorine, etc., you should keep those chemicals away from rings anyways, especially gold, since chlorine can react with nickel which is commonly used in alloys.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@CandyKate:  I’m in the same boat as you, waiting for the Amora gem! I really think with that in mind (the fact that you’re ok with changing your engagement stone) asha is perfect. It’s less expensive, far more diamond-like than a moissanite, and it is very durable. I don’t wear my rings in the pool because I’ve read some crazy things about white gold and chlorine, and my prongs are white gold, but if that is a concern for you I’d go with asha in platinum or palladium. Trust me, I love the way moissy looks, but that cut is just so odd and is the dead giveaway when you have a diamond and moissy side by side. Asha’s hearts and arrows cut is dead on and fabulous.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have a couple of Ashas, and I’d had both for several years.  I have a round and a princess, both 1.5ct equivalent.

The round one I bought way back when Ashas first came out; I think it was at least 10 years ago.  The princess one I think I bought around 7 or 8 years ago (sorry I don’t remember exact dates!) 

I find the princess one to be more diamond-like than the round one.  The round one seems glassy to me; while pretty, it doesn’t have the same crispness that a real diamond has (I have a real diamond so I compare them often).  I have compared the princess one to my friends’ rings and cannot tell a difference.  I have had jewelers tell me they cannot tell the difference either.

Neither one has gotten daily wear; I wear my princess one once or twice a week.  The round one is not set right now; I’m thinking of making it a pendant.  Anyway, I do find that the Asha gets dirtier much quicker than a real diamond does, and I’m the type of person that babies my rings.  I only clean it with Dawn and hot water and a baby toothbrush and it looks fabulous afterwards,

If you’re looking to eventually get the Amora gem, I think an Asha is a great choice.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

If you have plans of an AG upgrade, then go with the cheaper one.

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