Post # 1
Hello ladies (this is my first post EVER) and I’m hoping to get your advice and feedback. I have a 2ct Moissanite stone set in a platinum setting which I love. I got it about 10 years ago and while I loved the stone I was always able to see the green tint that it gives off in the sunlight. I was happy with it but as the years passed i found myself noticing it more and more. Last summer I noticed a chip on the bottom near the cutlet – it almost looks like a slice of the stone was taken off. I don’t know how it happened since I work in an office and don’t feel like I banged it or hit it hard enough to damage it. Irregardless I have been doing a lot of research and am at a point on deciding to get another diamond simulant and have been leaning towards replacing it with an Asha. However the more I research the more I can’t seem to decide on which simulant is closer “looks wise” to a diamont OR which company is best to go with.. They all seem to have their pros and cons. I would really like to get some feedback from any of you who have diamont simulants other than moissanites since I am sure I don’t want to get another Moissanite. I contacted Schubach and co n they basically told me that I could get a credit for 1 ct towards another stone but I don’t want to invest more money into a stone that I am no longer happy with. So here are my questions:
Do you have a simulated diamond and how long have you had it? Do you have pictures you can share? Can anyone tell it’s not a mined diamond? N(o I don’t plan to tell anyone that it’s not a diamond.)
Did it discolor?
How long have you had it?
Which company did you go with? (there seems to be so many company’s with beautiful stones)
How big is your stone? (Im concerned that a 2 ct show will not “look like” a diamond.)
I have been reading this posts and amlooking forward to your comments and advice
Post # 3
You say you got your moissy ten years ago. They have come pretty far from then to now! I would check out http://www.betterthandiamond.com to read about Moissanite & other alternative stones such as Asha!
Post # 4
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
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
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
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
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
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