(Closed) Ok with a CZ until…. [a bit long]

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Don’t let your own insecureties ruin a great thing!  Try to calm down and think clearly for a bit… if for over a year, no one has questioned the authenticity of your ring… why do you think they would start now?  Diamonds come in so many colors & clarities, two of the same size side-by-side would likely look completely different.  You’ll get your diamond, just be patient!  In the mean time, be happy for your friend and don’t stress!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

What about an enhanced diamond?

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Moissanite is the real deal if you rock if with confidence. Asha is CZ with a diamond coating so if you want the diamond look, Asha would probably be best with you. Moissanite has a double refractive index so if you don’t like uber sparkle, then stay away from moissanite. I hope you get what you want and I hope you can be happy with the choice. Don’t let anything bring you down. ^_^

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@TamiN: well said, i agree.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have an Asha, and I love it love it. 

It’s not meant to ‘pass off’ as a diamond, it’s just what my Fiance and I decided to do. I didn’t want a diamond, and I wanted a clear stone. I came across information about Asha, and loved the idea behind it. 

Here’s a picture of mine – honestly, I’m a bad photographer, so don’t take this as a good representation of what it would always look like. In person it’s sooo sparkly, and the cut is amazing.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@napabridekelsey: wow that’s really pretty! I wouldn’t even be able to tell the difference and that sparkle is amazing! 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have a CZ, but it might be asha, I don’t know. But I do know that we have everyone fooled! Our plan was the same, CZ now, diamond after buying the house etc, but honestly I don’t think we will bother changing it. No one knows, and it doesn’t really matter. Remember no one cares about your ring as much as you do. people aren’t going to think much more than ‘nice ring!’. How often to you think in great detail about the jewelry your friends own? So relax, you don’t need to feel self concious, just enjoy being engaged and having an engaged friend to share it all with!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Here is a photo of mine, its super sparkly too!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

@napabridekelsey: Beautiful ring! Love that split shank!

 

Please excuse my ignorance but does Asha cloud like regular CZ? I’ve always heard that CZ clouds later down the road.  I have a Moissanite but totally was considering a CZ or Asha but I always heard that it clouds.  Which made me nervous because I wanted my “forever ring.”  I hope I don’t offend anyone, I was just curious.  

 

@FutureMrsDP: I love my moissanite! I can understand your insecurities, I know there are people who will look down on me because I don’t have a diamond.  And it’s very easy to say “don’t worry about what others think, don’t be insecure.”  Sometimes it’s hard not to be.  That said, I think you should rock your CZ with confidence and try not to be insecure.  And, no one said you have to tell anyone it’s a CZ, only you know.  Let people think what they want to think…  

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@SweetRose2011: thank you!

@Roux: I totally agree! We wanted to upgrade to a nice gemstone later on, but I’m so in love with my ring, I would never consider the upgrade now!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@TessaDL: No, Asha does not cloud like a CZ does. It has a carbon coating on it, that mimics the hardness and the durability of a diamond. 

Here’s a link to the Asha website that explains the coating: click here

ETA: Here’s the text from the website about clouding:

Standard CZ is somewhat porous. Skin oils, soap and dirt can stick to and be absorbed into the stone clouding and dulling its appearance with time. Asha’s ADT is non-porous (like a diamond), and with its coefficient of friction less than that of Teflon, non-stick, so skin oils, etc. can be easily cleaned away. This smoothness of the coating means dirt has less of an opportunity/ability to stick to it, reducing the frequency of cleaning needed to keep your Asha beautiful.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Ashas are gorgeous. My friend has a RHR with an Asha old mine cut and it’s the most jaw dropping thing. They have such a glow about them.

 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@KatyElle: I agree! I don’t know what it is about them…and I love that they have so many different cuts. It was hard deciding on the Ring Bearer Hearts and Arrows…I LOVE the old mine cut!

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