Post # 32
I think “the diamond industry” hires much better PR reps but I do love how they are referred to as one all encompassing bogey man by some. .
The diamond sits atop its throne with no worries. The fact is there is are entire industries dedicated to simulating and imitating diamonds is a the number one sign the diamond industry is healthy. (Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If no one liked diamonds enough to try and produce cheaper alternatives,then they would have something to worry about).
I don’t doubt their are some business reps posing as posters on here to promote business – but they don’t come from the diamond industry, which is a huge, multi-layered, multi-business model of hundreds of different intrests. Usually fake biz promo posters are done to promote one business. (If someone promoted diamonds, they wld try to also push a specificvendor, just promoting diamonds could benefit anyone from blue Nile, to DeBeers, to the 2nd hand market, etc…)
I do think Moissy is promoted heavily on this board by at least some from the business side posing as posters here. Ever notice how many posters here say “I never heard of mossiante until I came to the Bee”? Theres a good reason for that, though I don’t doubt that there are plenty of legit posters promoting mossy rings too. The mossiy industry is still small enough, with just one or two main producers, that efforts on MB can make a big difference to their sales. If everyone posting on the wedding bee decided to boycott diamonds, it wouldnt even make a dent in the worldwide sale of diamonds. (commerece size wise Diamonds are the Pacific Ocean and mossiys are a pretty lake in Wisconsin)
Post # 33
So where did OP go?
I have never seen an Asha irl so I can’t contribute much to this. I imagine they are pretty though seeing as I am easily impressed by CZ. Anything shiny really, and you have my undivided attention, no matter the stone.
Post # 34
makes sense, the main contenders in the “expensive simulant” market against asha would be the types of SiC (moissanite) producers.
Post # 35
HELLO EVERYONE I AM TYPING IN ALL CAPS SO OBVIOUSLY EVERYTHING I SAY IS THE TRUTH LISTEN TO ME SIMPLY BECAUSE I AM LOUD AND DON’T REALLY USE PUNCTUATION.
Post # 36
If the CZs from Walmart are outperforming the Asha, why not just go with a straight up CZ ring? There is no shame from that, some CZs have intense sparkle.
My DH knew a lady who wore a 2+ ct e-ring that was CZ…she was upfront that is was CZ and how much she loved it for the sparkle and value, because in her mind the money spent on a diamond was better off going towards her and her DH’s house fund.
Post # 37
I definitely agree with what you said.
Post # 39
- Wedding: February 2018 - Toronto, Ontario
to each their own, but i think i would prefer a cz to any other diamond alternative.
my reasoning is that ashas and moissanites are still fairly expensive, and they exhibit certain characteristics which some people love and others not so much.
I prefer the diamond and i think a cz is the closest to a good quality diamond appearance because it is colourless and flawless and with a decent cut has a sparkle that can put average diamonds to shame.
it is durable, i’ve had cz jewelry that i wore every day for years through bleach and sand and rollercoasters and they’re in mint condition.
plus i see many ladies here like to switch up their look so because it is inexpensive you can have a few in different styles and colours
Post # 40
I agree, and surely if anyone was sending out posters from any industry (diamond, sim, whatever) they would be smarter than to have them write and behave like this, no?
Post # 41
I am genuinely curious about this topic. Companies posing as users. Have you seen that on here before? Besides this off the wall thread? What do their profiles look like? Just simply talking about the stone they are trying to promote? Wouldn’t they try to get them up to a non ‘newbee’ status so they seem a little more legitimate? That seems like it would take an awful lot of effort just to try and promote their product…
I can honestly say that weddingbee is the reason I bought a moissanite. I was skeptical at first when I was looking but seeing happy posts and pictures convinced me to try it and I love it. Fiance and I ordered a loose stone long before we had the setting though just to make sure we loved it. I know you don’t like moissy’s @joya_aspera:
but I love mine 🙂 I have nothing against diamonds either I just honestly didn’t care so much about the center stone I got. I wanted my custom designer setting above anything, not even gonna lie. There was no room to budge with that. Haha.
I promise I am not a company promoting my product…obviously. haha.
Shameless picture to prove it:
My puppyyyyy <3
Post # 42
You are right in that CZ have a perfect cut. Firstly because they are not cut for size (like diamonds, where size matters more than anything else price wise). CZ is dead easy to cut because it is soft. However, CZ lacks fire, briliance, luster and crushed ice look of a diamond. Unfortunately, CZ just have different optical properties (like Refractive Index, dispersion, etc.) So even well cut CZ will totally loose to an average diamond in all those respects. Lacking in all the above qualities and with the perfect cut to boot, it just screams “FAKE” to me.
Post # 43
Your ring is beautiful and I love Moissy too. There are lots of Moissanite lovers on these boards who just love their stones. I don’t think anybody should be ostrasized for their tastes whatever they like. Some are Moissanite lovers and some are Moissanite haters. I love both Moissanite and diamond, but I prefer enhanced Moissy as it is just a tad whiter.
Post # 44
Your ring is stunning and your puppy is adorable.
Post # 45
I don’t think I have come across a stone that I hate. Unless it was like…somebodys body part or something. But then again, I have seen bone rings before. OMG ok I found a dinosaur bone inlay ring that I NEED Fiance to have for his wedding ring. It is SO FREAKING COOL. Anyway…haha. Oh I saw this super awesome gemstone called sphalerite the other day. It. is. so. pretty. The red & yellow in it. They look like dragon eyes! My stone is a FB enhanced stone and it is a teeny bit more yellow than I thought it was going to be but I knew going into it that I wasn’t buying a round stone so it would show more color, and it is larger than one carat so again, it will show more color. I don’t even mind anymore, I think it looks cool.
Thank you!! I would gladly throw my ring in the garbage disposal for my puppy any day 🙂
Oops..how’d this get in here? Ah well…
Man, I am really good at derailing this thread right now. Sorry guys. Or you’re welcome. However you want to take that.
Post # 46
The Asha stone looks very nice and sparkly
There is fire, brilliance, and a nice static scintillation going on in that asha based on what i see.
I believe its a nice alternative if a diamond is not within the budget range.