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

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Asha or diamond?
    Asha : (20 votes)
    9 %
    Diamond : (124 votes)
    54 %
    You won't know the difference : (21 votes)
    9 %
    You will definitely on know the differene : (63 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 48
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    @ittybittykittycommittee:  wow,  no I didn’t cut it out, I posted the link as you can see. Am a gem girl, I research lots of stuff. No, moissanite is still made in the CREE factory in North Carolina but its shipped to other countries for cutting/faceting. 

    acck, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, clearly you were very invested. 

    Best wishes

    @NocturnalNymphOP: here is a link to a cz website, from what I’ve read, Wink’s cz is very highly regarded. (check Pricescope) Probably would save you over the Asha. http://winkcz.com/

    Post # 49
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    1120 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

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    Post # 51
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    2091 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Yes, .8 will look bigger than .6, but not too far from .9. Have you looked into diamonds on other places online? As long as there is a good return policy and you could get a GIA or similar certification it would be worth looking into. Jewelry stores are notorious for mark-ups. I am not really familiar with James Allen, but Blue Nile will still be pricer than some that I have seen online.

    Post # 52
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    1768 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    @NocturnalNymph:  Bummer that you have customs & duty. Argh

    You asked about difference in diamond sizes–this site has a size chart that you may find helpful to show the difference in carat weights.http://www.ajediam.com/Sizes-of-Diamonds.html

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    Regarding a smaller diamond, a good way to get a larger look is to have your diamond set in a framed/halo setting. There are many pretty settings that have ornate metal work or diamond melee (tiny diamonds)rather than more expensive larger diamonds surrounding the main stone. Any halo will give the ring a larger presence.

     

     Here’s an example. I think it’s pretty. Allen:http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/halo/14k-white-gold-pave-halo-engagement-ring-round-center-item-18301

     

    Don’t forget to post a pic when you decide. 🙂

     

    Post # 56
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    23593 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Hey you guys, just poking in with a plead to please stay on topic here!

    Post # 58
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    27 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I have an asha and I love it. No one can tell the difference and it hasn’t shown any signs of being less durable than a diamond in its 9 month run on my finger (though I know that it is and this will eventually be a concern). I try to be a little more cautious with it and make sure to take it off if I am washing dishes or doing anything that will put any serious wear and tear on it but I am rough on my jewelry and it still sparkles like the day I got it. I have heard great things about moissy as well, I just personally like the coloring of the asha stones better.

    It is a personal decision for everyone. If you are worried about people noticing, they most likely won’t. I was a little self-conscious for a little while when I started wearing it because I thought people ‘knew’ my secret but no one has said anything or even looked at it suspiciously. It fooled a couple jewelers when we were shopping around until they looked at it with their little magnifying-eye thing. We bought it knowing that it will have to be replaced eventually so that’s definately a factor. Having a diamond wasn’t a priority for me so I felt I would feel more comfortable using the money on other things. I was also able to get my DREAM Tacori setting in exchange and the setting was the most important thing to me.

    Long story short, when looking at purchasing a stone you have to decide what you want and what is important to you. If you don’t think that you will feel the same way about your ring with an asha or moissy, go for the diamond if it is in your budget.

    Post # 58
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Get the diamond..everyday you will be proud to wear it without being self conscious..I couldnt go through everyday wondering if other people think my asha looks real 

    Post # 60
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    NocturnalNymph:  Congrats on your moissy!! I’m glad you could decide, sounds like you were having a tough time. I’m still waiting for mine to come in. I need some sparkle!

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