Post # 1
So, finally when it’s time to make the purchase the Amora upgrade is out of stock and “tenatively” back in stock in December. SAD DAY 🙁 On the other hand, the patent for the Amora gem is only a couple years away. We are ready to be engaged, so is is worth just getting an Asha as a placeholder & wait till the Amora Gem’s patent is up. Especially since Ashas get cloudy after a couple of years. Or, should I just get the FB upgrade, and then wait for the Amora Gem. HELP!!?
Any advice or ring porn to enhance your case is welcomed. Thank you!
Post # 3
I don’t have either, but have never heard of an Asha clouding up. I’ve heard the opposite actually. I would personally get an Asha for now and wait a couple years for the Amora gem, and replace it then.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2014 - victoria educational gardens
I agree. Get the asha now and upgrade to the amora gem. That’s what I’m doing. Have you checked moissaniteco? They have some amora sizes available. BTD doesn’t have any amora stones available tho.
I’m going to possibly use my asha for a pendant after my upgrade…
Post # 5
I think asha’s would be too expensive for a few year place holder and would just get a cheaper CZ while I wait for Amora.
Post # 6
I have an asha center stone that is a placeholder for either a diamond or the amora gem. Do some research on BTD.com, asha’s don’t cloud however if you are not careful you can damage the diamond coating amorphous diamond.
Either way, I don’t consider it (settling) I just think that the Moissanite especially with the amora coating is more of an investment for a forever stone while asha is reasonably priced for a temporary placeholder. Oh, and like plpinkinsa2001 I’d love to turn my first ering stone into a pendant.
Here’s pics of my ring for kicks and giggles.
Post # 7
I dont have an asha, but my niece is getting engaged and mentioned she didnt really want a diamond.. when she said this I almost poo’d myself (pardon my brutish language) with excitement. She is going to get a fab setting and wanted to put a cz as the center. I told her all I know of cz and ashas and shes pretty set on it.
She wanted it to look like a diamond and wants a princess cut or cushion. The moissanite square brilliant (to me) is a little off in the cut and the cushion would have too much color for her so asha is a perfect match.
A good cut cz is like 40-50bucks and will cloud over time and the princess asha is like 130-150 and will be stable for a few years to come. I cant wait to sit her asha princess next to my diamond princess to compare!
This pic is the one I showed her to compare asha to regualar cz. I hope the bee that originally posted it isnt offended that I borrowed it!! 🙂
Post # 8
@karenlinebarger: I would get the FB upgrade. Trust me the asha will not last no more than a year! I got engaged in May of 2011 and my Aha has become cloudy and its lost its brilliance like a cz.
Post # 9
Def get a regular CZ until you can get the amora.
I have one a-waiting a proposal from diamondcz.co.uk – I got the ‘light champagne’ so it has some warmth and looks more like something we could afford, its not at all’glassy’ either. They also do ‘warm’ which is great if you want a ‘white ‘ stone but not cheapo looking.
Admittedly they are based in the UK but for me it was the equivalent of about $5 for a stone that is cut amazingly and no one could tell from a real diamond. So impressed. Ashas are great but for me, a little too much money for a place holder. I only didnt go regular moissy because I want an asscher cut..
Just waiting waiting on the AmoraGem!