(Closed) Need help please! Should I splurge on diamond or get An Asha ring?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Asha or diamond?



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  • Post # 4
    3108 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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
    2766 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @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 # 7
    4078 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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 # 9
    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    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
    7550 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    You said yourself part of you wants a diamond, and you can afford the diamond, so I would get the diamond 🙂

    Post # 11
    940 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    If funds are no object, then definitely my vote is for the diamond.

    Post # 12
    55 posts
    Worker bee

    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
    520 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    @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
    9631 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • 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
    5317 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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!)

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