(Closed) Asha vs. Moissanite

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which is better? Quality, color, fire, setting, etc.
    Moissanite : (43 votes)
    70 %
    Asha : (18 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
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    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    If you want the most diamond-like I say go for asha.  But asha is not a forever stone and will have to be replaced at some point.  But have you heard of the amora gem?  If so the asha is a great stand in until  the AG is released.  But if you want a forever stone, I say moissy.  Just make sure you are aware it can be moody and like that about it.

    Post # 4
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    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Have you thought about a white sapphire? I’m a big fan of sapphires. Between the two listed though I’d say Asha.

    Post # 6
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    249 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I was planning on getting a moissanite because I saw some at the outlet stores near my house. Then I did my research. Asha’s are cheaper and I also like that they’re diamond coated. Plus, I didn’t like how the moissanite sparkled rainbow instead of sparkling white. In my opinion they both sparkle equally… I just would rather have white than rainbow. I felt like the rainbow sparkles in the moissanite made it look like a cheap $10 ring from JC Penney or something. I also looked at white sapphires and they just look so bland. Not sparkly enough for me. And my husband loved how affordable Ashas are! πŸ™‚

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I, personally, want an Asha. I have seen very many beautiful mossiy rings on here but I have read to much about how they reflect color. I know that one day I am going to have to replace it with another stone, but hopefully by then we can afford an actual diamond.

    Post # 8
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    412 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I agree that you should also check out the white sapphire, I got one on ebay and its just stunning!

    Post # 9
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    1622 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    If you want sparkle and fire, moissanite is the better choice.  If you want a stone that most closely replicates the look of a diamond, Asha is the better choice.

    Having said that, as PPs have said, an Asha stone will not last forever and is more susceptible to scratches and clouding over time, so if you go with an Asha be prepared to replace that stone in the future.  As a PP said, the Amora Gem will combine the best qualities of moissanite and diamond and is due for sale in the US no later than 2015 (but in certain sizes and shapes at that time).  Amora Gem will be more expensive than moissanite (but not by much) and quite a bit more expensive than Asha.

    Post # 10
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    556 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Before we bought a moissanite, we googled like crazy looking for pictures and youtube videos. I’m glad we went with moissanite because it looks just like diamond, without the horrendous industry behavior and markups. Asha’s look nice, too, but I figured in the end that the coating wasn’t my style, for fear of wearing off. I don’t feel like Asha is a “forever stone,” whereas moissanite is.

    Post # 11
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    3402 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I chose a 9mm Amora Moissanite OEC for my center stone. I also knew about asha throughout my e-ring search, but it never really appealed to me. In the size I was looking for (3ct range) the asha is extremely expensive considering that it won’t last forever, and I have heard differing opinions as to whether ashas have the CZ glassy look at times and lack depth. I decided on moissanite because I loved having double fire (literally, more than 200% more fire than diamond) and it will last me forever. I was also really interested in having what I considered to be a legitimate gem in it’s own right, and not a simulated diamond.

    I realize there are draw backs of moissanite, like the fact that it is currently near colorless and not perfectly colorless (I don’t mind this personally) but I was willing to overlook any of those problems because I just feel it is a prettier stone and more cost effective than asha.

    Hope I don’t offend an asha owner, they are also quite lovely!

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Why do people keep saying that an Asha isn’t a “forver stone”? They definitely WILL last forever! And if they don’t, for some strange reason… which I highly doubt, since they’re coated in the hardest material on earth… they come with a Lifetime Warranty! So that’s not even an issue! πŸ™‚

    Post # 13
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    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @hersheykiss2087:  Asha is not a forever stone because CZ is not a forever stone. It has a coating of diamond, but that can crack, scratch, etc. I’ve seen some pictures of damaged ashas, in fact. Even the boards at BTD, where Asha is sold, talk about this occurring.

    Also, there is no longer a lifetime warranty on Ashas. If someone bought a stone that was grandfathered in and had all the applicable paperwork, they *might* honor it, but I wouldn’t count on it, because many warranties apply to original owner only.

    http://betterthandiamond.com/warranty.php

    Post # 14
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    249 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @EffieTrinket That link is from betterthandiamonds… and I got my asha from ashadiamonds. I just bought my rings from them a little over a month ago and there IS a lifetime warranty on them. the setting AND the stone. And yes, you’re right, I wouldn’t consider a CZ a forever stone either… but an Asha i definitely would since it’s coated in diamonds. And yes, I’m sure that occationally an asha can get damaged… but then again, so can a real mined diamond. nothing can literally last forever. but that’s why they make lifetime warranties just in case! πŸ™‚

    Post # 15
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    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @hersheykiss2087:  Ashadiamonds doesn’t seem to provide a true warranty either. The “warranty” page on their website leads you to an offer of free third-party insurance that A.) must be activated within 60 days and B.) does not seem to cover wear and tear.  It also specifically says that it doesn’t cover loose stones. Maybe they’ve changed their policy. If so, you’re lucky you were able to take advantage of the older policies, because it sounds more generous than what they’re offering now.

    Post # 16
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    249 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @EffieTrinket all i know is that i purchased them a few weeks ago and the warranty pamphlet that i have says they cover sizing, polishing, cleaning, re-dipping, repairs, loss,  etc. for free for life. Again, this might not even be an issue, though, since the stones are diamond coated. that right there was enough to sell me on asha’s even before i found out about the lifetime warranty.

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