Post # 17
I’m starting the process of changing my setting to a Verragio one, and I’m going to use a 0.75ct Asha for a couple of years, and then switch to a diamond eventually. I think for the price, switching to Asha is better than getting a FB or Amora moissanite. There’s no point in spending so much for a temporary stone. That being said, I wouldn’t want to use a regular CZ because the Asha looks a lot more believable and will make for a smoother transition.
In your case, OP, I think a regular old CZ or an Asha would work fine 🙂
Post # 18
I voted for another type of gemstone. If it were me, I’d like to have a gemstone pendant to go with the ring.
Since you’ve said you’d like to keep the stone later and your Fiance isn’t fond of the idea of a CZ, I’d suggest you get whatever stone you think would make the nicest pendant or go well into some other type of jewellery. Then the cost isn’t a waste as a stand-in ring but is just part of a jewellery investment.
Post # 19
@chillinchillin: Did this clear anything up for you? Lol
Post # 20
@CandyKate: well it makes me feel like i’m not crazy for wanting to return my amora mois!!! how’s your decision making going?
Post # 21
@chillinchillin: This thread makes me feel crazy for not wanting to return my Amora 😛 I want to keep them both!
Post # 22
I’d get a lab made sapphire or ruby. Pretty and durable, and generally cheaper than even high quality CZs. Sapphire/ruby are durable stones and can be re used in another piece of forever jewelery. You could go with white sapphire or some other color.
This site has pretty cheap lab made sapphires and rubies. I got a beautiful ruby from them.
Post # 23
Do you have a cost estimate for the different stones?
I’d personally just do the CZ if you’re going to switch it out anyway. It looks great, at least for awhile (fine since swapping) and is the cheapest I’m sure.
Will you want people to know that you’re swapping your stone or no? Because if you don’t want them to know, I’d say do some type of moissy so you get the same fire, and I’d say don’t get sapphire since it sparkles so differently.
Post # 24
I am planning on getting Amora Gem (It’s my dream, even though we recently got a bit of money and could afford a diamond). I knew this when we bought the e-ring, so we have just left the jewelry store CZ in it for the time being. I thought about putting a sapphire for a while, but didn’t want to mess the prongs up moving stones in and out.
Post # 25
@chillinchillin: have you checked out the chriscz site that they talk about on the BTD forums? I ordered some CZ from there and the quality is very good..
Post # 26
@chillinchillin: okay, i had a big long response written up on my phone last night and then it suddenly got deleted so i figured i would wait til today to respond on the computer LOL.
my moissy is super white. i know that from being under white light at work and comparing it to white paper, etc lol. however, the first time i saw it, it looked sooo yellow and then i realized it was reflecting the cream colored walls in my old apartment! i started really paying attention to it and eventually came to the conclusion that my moissy is definitely an H or better on the color scale, but the lighting that i was in made it look super warm. i eventually got used to it, and moved to an apartment with almost white walls and now it looks very white all the time.
at the end of the day, if you’re going to be replacing it with an amora gem (which shouldn’t have these color issues!) and the color really bothers you, why not go with an asha? they are much whiter and look more like a diamond, so i think it would be a better choice for you. no point “putting up” with the color when you’re going to change it anyways! As it is, i have learned to love how moissy takes up the colors of its surroundings. but that’s because i know my Fiance would have been really annoyed if i had wanted to switch after i worked so hard to convince him i wanted moissy over a diamond. 😉
here are some pics of it in different environments:
outside under cloudy skies (definitely when it looks the whitest)
reflecting the blue of my phone case:
at work, where it looks the whitest (still picking up some blue from my phone case lol):
looking warmer in dim light (but unfortunately i didn’t take any at my old apartment because i only took pics of it looking its best lol):
sorry for writing a novel lol. hope that helps! 🙂
Post # 27
Well if you know you’re replacing it eventually, get a CZ. A high-quality one won’t cloud up for awhile (couple months-year) so you can show off your ring now while it’s still sparkly. Plus it’s cheap – I would think no more than like 80 bucks. I wouldn’t buy an Asha as that’s just money thrown away when you know you’re going to replace after awhile. My two cents. 🙂
Post # 28
I’m curious as to why so many people voted Forever Brilliant over Amora moissanite !
Post # 29
@sleepyhead22: Wow, your moissanite is gorgeous! Is it enhanced? It really looks like yours has really nice depth, which is what I feel like my loose Amora lacks 🙁
Post # 30
While I don’t have any of the options as my Fiance gave me a diamond I personally would get an Amora moissy because when you switch it out with the Amora gem you can always have it reset into a beautiful solitaire necklace. And since Amora moissys are considered the whitest (or best) moissy and they last forever, as opposed to an Asha or CZ, it guarantees that your future necklace would be amazing forever.
Post # 31
@sleepyhead22: i appreciate the length of your response! very helpful! funny you should say that about your wall color…. bc my apartment walls are cream colored! :o! also my skin has warm yellow tones and when I look it sitting on my hand, i’m like is that bc of my skin?? lol
ok, so i talked to my bf about my thoughts and all your combined wisdom. i think we will return the amora moissanite bc i can’t justify the extra few hundred. we spent $730 on a 1.5 carat, though I would be just as happy with 1.25 that’s all that was available. I could get a FB for about $400 in that size. $330 would easily be worth it for the long haul, but prob not for the short term, esp if I’m not 100% convinced it’s actually superior to FB or any other. I think we will get either a FB or maybe starting to consider a cz-type, either a regular good quality or asha. I’m going to start searching around about asha vs regular cz, bc again I don’t know if I can justify the short term added cost. I just ordered a good quality CZ to check it out, so we’ll see how it sparkles vs the moissanite! When I try on rings at the jewelers, they are gorgeous as is and all cz.
If you were sporting a cz until you upgraded to your dream stone, what would you say to ppl? Obv most ppl I won’t say anything at all to it’s none of their business, and my immediate family will understand my feelings, but how about someone like my bf’s step mom? While she’s very nice, she’s a wee bit materialistic (and her e-ring is a 4.5 carat diamond in a tcw set over 8.5!!!!) I’m prbly worried over nothing and she might never ask or comment!
So much to think about lol! I see the perks in letting Fiance pick it out no questions asked, but it’s too late to turn back now! LOL!!!! Thanks for everyone’s input!