Post # 1
For those of you who have asha’s or moissanite’s – i was wondering where you got them from? Are there online websites or jewelers that have them?!
If you can tell me anything about them or post any pictures, i’d appreciate it!
Post # 3
moissaniteco.com seems to be a very popular resource! This is where me and my SO are getting my e-ring from!
Post # 4
You get Asha from here:
Or Better than Diamond website too!
Post # 5
My moissanite e-ring is from moissaniteco.com. I love my rings and I’ve only heard good things about them.
Post # 6
I really wanted to see one in person before we bought it, so I *finally* found one at a Sears, and they said they had stopped selling them a while ago, but it was the last one they had. I loved it!
Post # 7
For moissanites, Moissanite Co. is the most trusted and best priced company. They also hand pick the stones that they place into their jewelry, rejecting upwards of 70% of the stones they get from Charles and Colvard because they are too green/yellow. Asha is made by BetterThanDiamond, but there are websites that sell it (for the same price) such as Ashadiamonds (owned by the MoissaniteCo people; BTD and MoissCo work closely) and a few others. You can find them on the BetterThanDiamond.com forums. As far as I know, Ashas are not sold in brick and mortar stores.
Post # 8
Oh, I think I’ve heard someone say that JCPenney carries it. There are also a few moissanite pieces on the Zales website, but I’m not sure if they carry it in stores.
Post # 9
@GoldfishPie: Really? I didn’t know about that Moissanite Co. rejects stones if they’re not up to par! That’s good to know!
Post # 10
We got my e-ring from Premier Moissanite. It’s an eBay store run by Izzy, the veteran jeweler who came up with the princess cut diamond. Amazing quality work with moissy at equally amazing prices, esp for custom work. Only downside is that you have to go on faith if you haven’t seen moissy in person. But we were thrilled with what we got!
Post # 11
great! these are definitely becoming popular, ive never heard of them before the bee! thanks ladies!
Post # 12
@wifegoodman: After a LOT of debate, I decided on a moissanite which I purchased from MoissaniteCo.com. I just ordered it yesterday, so it is still processing. I have heard only good things about the company, though and did a lot of research beforehand.
The reason I chose moissanite is because there’s no fear of blood diamonds and it is nearly as hard as a diamond–a 9.25 on the Maid/Matron of Honor scale instead of a 10 (although, having it slightly less hard makes it less likely to chip.) Furthermore, moissanites actually sparkle MORE than diamonds, but in some lights there is supposed to be a slight rainbow effect. I also ordered mine with a palladium band instead of gold, merely so that I do not have to replate the band later on. I get a lot of wear and tear on my jewelry since I’m pretty clumsy, so I wanted something durable. I spent $1,400 on my moissy ring but it is friggin’ huge.
I talked to a lot of diamond jewelers as well, which I recommend checking out just to be sure you want a moissy. They will tell you to get a diamond but I promise there is almost NO resale value in diamonds..they are only worth $$ because people pay top dollar for new stuff. Used jewelry you may get 10% of what you paid. (Not that you’d sell your wedding band, but it should be mentioned because jewelers will talk about the “value” of a diamond”. Moissanite was discovered in the late 1800’s in a meteorite; therefore, it does not occur naturally on Earth so it must be lab-created to replicate the meteorite’s gem. Pretty cool, though.
Post # 13
Mine is from AshaDiamonds.com. Great customer service. Fiance was very impressed (and he isn’t patient with stuff like that.) Here is my 1.5 ct Asha. I love her!