Post # 1
I have a conundrum. I am trying to decide what ring I want for my ‘ big ring’. I have heard so many awesome things about moissanite on here, but I worry about moissanite looking… glassy. I love all the pretty rainbows but I worry about disliking the lack of depth. So then I looked into asha, which also seems great, but I dont know if its a sparkly.
No matter what center stone I know I will want a halo. Would that offest the shallowness of the moissanite? How long do ashas last usually?
Also as a side note I’m not concerned about passing either stone off as a diamond. Nor am I super colour sensitive.
Thanks for the help 🙂
Post # 3
@Little_Hedgy: I’m waiting on my moissy, so I’m a little biased. I have seen examples of moissanites performing better (ie- more diamond like) in a halo. I’ve heard ashas last around five or so years, but any bee who owns one can step in and correct me.
Post # 4
For the plain fact that moissanite will outlast asha, I would go with moissanite. Asha most likely will need to be replaced. That being said, I think the easiest thing to do would be order a loose stone of each & see which you like better!
Betterthandiamond boards have tons of pictures of each, too! 🙂
Post # 5
Asha’s require more maintenence and will need replacing eventually as they cloud. Moissanites will last forever.
I have seen a loose moissanite and they do look a bit like glass, but mine in it’s setting absolutely does not – not at all. It’s completely different.
If you’re able to buy a moissanite ring from moissaniteco, to look at it and then send back, i would do that. then you get an idea of the quality!
Post # 6
@Little_Hedgy: for me, the glassy look and lack of depth made moissanite a no go. I just really did not like that aspect of it. Obviously, there are tons of ladies here who love it. It’s a personal preference thing, so I would order one of each in your desired size and compare.
Post # 7
Depends what you ultimately want in a “look”. To me, the moissy did not look as “diamondlike” as a really good, heated CZ, so I am assuming an ASHA (never saw one in real life) would look more diamondlike. I do not find that moissy lacks depth at all. I actually want one of each…will take ma a while to get each but I am deciding which to go after first 🙂
I like clear stones….have a white saphire and it was too white and lacked character for me, but I know a lot of ppl love them.I have a diamond that I enjoy as well. I have a wonderful CZ that has been heated to an H and has depth beyond what I have seen in other cz’s. It is set in sterling with 14 kt prongs and I love it. Part of my tax return will go to either an ASHA or a moissy…not sure which yet 🙂