(Closed) Hmmmm moissanite or asha?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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263 posts
Helper bee

@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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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855 posts
Busy bee

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
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Bee Keeper

@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
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863 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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