Help……which diamond simulant is best? (replacing my 2ct Moissanite stone)

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
11391 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

You say you got your moissy ten years ago. They have come pretty far from then to now! I would check out to read about Moissanite & other alternative stones such as Asha!

Post # 4
4478 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m generally of the opinion that if you’re embarrassed about it not being a diamond, then go with a diamond.  You can get used and antique diamonds for very reasonable prices.


The best simulant is cz.  If you’re going to go with a cz, Ashas are probably the way to go, as they have a diamond coating to make them more durable.  Ashas are also available in warmer shades if you want to make it even more convincing.

If you’re into OECs, then amora moissy would be a great stone.

Post # 5
5199 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Moissanite has come a looooong way since 10 years ago. Even the unenhanced versions are not green (though they may be warmer) unless you purposely get it made green or are buying old stock from someone.I would look at getting an Amora-ized stone (whitens moissy) or waiting until the Amora Gem H&A can be produced and sold where you live. Check out Better Than Diamond!

Asha is a wonderful simulant, and the most diamond like right now in terms of cut and fire. I do not have one but have seen a few and regularly see people very happy with theirs. Again, check out Better Than Diamond forums.

Post # 6
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

If you want the most diamond like (besides a real diamond) then I would go with an Asha. Especially if you get it H colored, it will look very believeable.

I also agree with the PP that said try an Amora moissanite! If you get one in the round cut it will have very little color comapred to your older moissanite.

Post # 7
3452 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with the other comments here.  Moissanite has come a long way and looks very different than it did 10 years ago, but if you want it to look actually like a diamond, then you should probably go for an Asha.

Post # 7
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Moissanite is still unfortunately not cut like a diamond regardless of who makes it or what color they get it to, so you will always get an “over sparkle” on the look. It surely has come a long way in toning down the yellow/greenish hue it had, but really not sure they can do anything about the refractive doubling.  

I choose to go with Quorri as their DymondIX it is surface enhanced, hand-cut to diamond specs and in the colorless E. It may be comparitive with Asha, but I have recently been reading that Asha gives no warranty and does not offer any reliable servicing.  

Post # 8
7 posts

TonyRocks69:  Hi I’m new to wedding be but just discovered Quorri and am impressed from what I’ve seen it appears to be a lot like the Asha but it has a warranty I’m thinking of having a custom ring how was your experience and how is your ring holding up ? Thank you 

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