Post # 1
I won’t be upgrading my CZ until after the wedding (unless I hit the lottery before, LOL) but I’ve been looking at Asha for a while now and it seems too good to be true. I’ve never seen an Asha or a Moissy IRL, but from reading up on them here and over at BTD it seems like Asha is the way to go for me, since certain shape Moissy’s are cut slightly different than diamonds and from the pics I’ve seen I don’t care for the difference. So my questions are:
Does your Asha sparkle like a CZ, where it throws off more rainbows than a diamond? My CZ is beautiful, but I do notice it sparkles more colorfully than my diamonds…if that makes sense?
How long have you worn your Asha? Do you think you’ll have to replace it?
I have a ton of time to figure it out, but I’m starting to fall in love with a few of their settings…and I’d hate to spend all this time drooling if the end result is something I don’t love hahaha. Thanks!!
Post # 3
@MerryWidow: I recently did a ton of research into asha diamonds. I looked at everything from pictures of peoples ashas they posted to checking them out with the BBB and making sure they were reputable to checking the independent lab testing results of their stone! For a bit there I was very into it, and I even ordered a ring from them, BUT I ended up changing my mind before it was shipped and cancelling!
As far as diamond like appearance goes, asha is the closest diamond resemblence CZ I was able to find on the internet after hours and hours of searching. They incorportate a diamond coating on their stones that increase their long-term wearability as well as make it look more similarly to a real diamond. Unlike other CZ and “diamond simulants”, such as diamond nexus (not to slam them at all!) Asha doesn’t make their stones a “D” on the color scale, because in reality a stone that color is so rare it would look oddly unrealistic to most people and in my opinion only contributes to peoples awareness that its not a real diamond…
These are a few of the things that Asha does with their CZ to make them as realistic as possible and limit the excess colored sparkle a CZ naturally gives off. In the end I decided that I wanted to be proud to tell people what stone I have in my ring and really own it I was not at all comfortable try to pass it off for something its not and went with an enitrely different gemstone. However, after checking a lot of forums, reading reveiws, and checking out other ladies pictures it was obvious that Asha has A LOT of loyal fans and suporters that absolutely love their CZ (: So if you want to, you should go for it! Besides, they have a great return policy if its not the ring of your dreams. Hope this helps! 😀
Post # 4
I LOVE my Asha. I do beleive that it is the closest simulant to a diamond. It’s much ‘cripser, icy-er, and sparklier” than a standard CZ. They really get the most superior cut CZs, and the coating makes it seem “deeper”. It’s really hard to explain…
I’ve had my Asha for 6 months now, and although they say they are somewhat delicate, I’m very rough on my hand and my setting is very high… and I haven’t ruined it yet!
Post # 5
because moissanite can be yellowish and greenish and somewhat moody, i think i would go with asha. i know tons of bees LOVE moissanite and im not trying to put it down at all. I just think I would choose Asha over Moissanite because it closest resembles a diamond.