Post # 1
I’m having a huge dilemma. I’m looking at rings around the 1 carat mark, solitaire, white gold.
i started looking at Round Brilliant diamonds but 1 carat costs too much, so now I’m looking at .9 at Blue Nile.
So should I get this
Will I be disappointed with an Asha? A lot of the pics I’ve seen look really good, but part of me wants a diamond.
But then the cost is so much! Gah! I don’t know!
Just gotta get it out so I can get other opinions on the rings, thoughts, everything.
Post # 3
What about a Moissy? It’s more in the middle between an Asha and a diamond. A 1ct ring would be about $600. Here’s one that’s almost identical to the Asha one you liked: http://www.moissaniteco.com/6prong-moissanite-solitaire-ring-p-16104.html
Post # 4
If you want a diamond, I’d get a diamond. An Asha isn’t a forever stone, so you’re going to have to replace it. Also, your Blue Nile link doesn’t work.
Post # 5
@NocturnalNymph: it depends on if you want a diamond. If you do want one and can afford it, then it’s worth it. I wouldn’t want to spend even a second of any day thinking, “Does my CZ/moissy pass?”
If you don’t care about whether you have a diamond (and don’t care if anyone finds out), and just want a colourless sparkly stone, then getting a diamond alternative is a great idea.
Post # 6
I’ll try another link.
I think I might be self conscious about wether people would ‘know’ it’s fake, especially around the 1 carat mark. That’s big for my area 🙂
I can afford the diamond, It’s just justifying spending that amount of money.
I’m not sure about moissy’s really, I think they might throw too much colour. I’ve been trying to read a lot and googling pics of the alternatives until they come out of my ears!
Post # 7
Look, I have owned diamonds (high and low quality) moissanite and asha.
I would strongly recommend not getting Asha for an e-ring. Whilst it is quite a lovely stone, I had to clean it 2 x er day to look any good- otherwise it was as dull as a $5 CZ.
I say go diamond.
Post # 8
@Olivepepper: I and forgotten about that. I remember reading a few posts where people said they had to constantly clean their asha. Thank you!
Post # 9
I’m in the same boat. I’ve actually been looking at blue nile and asha for the past week not knowing which way to go. i really don’t want to pay so much but then again I don’t want my ring to look fake or having to clean it all the time. But I would clean it that often anyways even if it was a diamond. I’ve heard a lot of good things about asha diamonds and people seem to really love their asha’s and say they never get questioned. My FH just got a new job in a different state which makes me scared spending a chunk of our savings. But I don’t want to delay getting engaged since we’re planning our wedding for October. Even though I can’t help you, at least you know your not alone.
Post # 10
You said yourself part of you wants a diamond, and you can afford the diamond, so I would get the diamond 🙂
Post # 11
If funds are no object, then definitely my vote is for the diamond.
Post # 12
If I wanted a diamond but was hesitant about the cost at a certain stone size then I would look at smaller diamonds. If you really have to have it at a certain size and can’t justify spending the money I would go with another stone (stimulant or another gemstone). Maybe you could get something bigger (diamond) down the road.
Post # 13
@NocturnalNymph: Go for the diamond! I can’t imagine having to clean my ring all the time, I’m super rough with my jewellery and I only take it off for showers and cooking, I feel like if I had an Asha it’d look terrible all the time.
If money isn’t a huge problem, get the diamond!
Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
Ashas aren’t cheap for what they are. I would go ahead and spend the extra money and get a diamond. They asha will need constant replacing over the years, while the diamond will last forever. Here’s a pic of an asha after 2 years of daily wear that I found on the BTD wabsite.
Post # 16
Diamonds cost a lot no question, but if they are what you want, consider the “cost per wear,” this is something you’ll love looking at for a lifetime.
Personally, I am actually surprised that people are willing to pay that much for a CZ (even with a carbon film coating), that to me is the more shocking price (it’s kinda like I can’t understand why people would pay hundreds of dollars for a “designer” PVC bag, I’m just like ummm…hello, it’s PVC!)