(Closed) Is anyone else puzzled by Asha diamonds?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@Aquaria:  That’s kind of my thought process, too. If my Fiance hadn’t gone out and bought me diamond, I would’ve wanted moissanite!

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
Post # 19
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Bee Keeper

It’s a CZ with a synthetic carbon coating on top (“diamond” is a bit of a marketing term).

It still looks like a CZ (one that’s well-cut) but it has a harder surface that will scratch and dirty a little slower.

Post # 21
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Honey bee

@cmbr:  +1

If you want a cz and don’t want an asha, wink cz is the next best IMO. 

Post # 23
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Helper bee

@Aquaria:  from the AD website about the treatment on the asha…

“Asha is the only diamond simulant in the world that employs a patent pending form of “Amorphous Diamond” which is man-made and “composed of a multitude of tiny diamond crystals all aligned together*“. These microscopic diamond crystals are infused into the Asha crystal through the Amorphous Diamond Treatment (ADT) process to give Asha an upper layer that is both simulant and man-made diamond (SP3 carbon bonds, the same carbon bonds as a diamond). To better describe how the hybrid stone is completed, it is called “Diamond Infused”, as atomic force microscope analysis shows that the microscopic diamond crystals literally penetrate into the upper layers of the Asha crystal.”

The Asha is the best “diamond like” synthetic stone basically. Moissanite is its own stone & has its own properties. However, for those of us(like me) who are waiting for the Amora Gem to be available it is a great stand in until that happens.

They are not “forever” stones, but should last a good 5-7 years. With regular cleaning and care it should retain the look & shine.

I hope this answers any questions you may have. There are a good amount of bees that have Ashas on here, and their rings are beautiful!

Post # 24
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2002

Asha is a very well cut CZ with a diamond outside layer.  The Amorphous process causes the carbon molecules to bond with the outside layers of the CZ.  That’s why it’s so durable.  It’s not like painting a stone with carbon.  The carbon actually infuses itself to the stone. 

The other reason the stone look so real is because the manufacturer takes great care to make sure the cut is as perfect as possible. 

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