(Closed) To all you asha/moisy/various diamond simulant owners

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 91
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

“I, for one, wish I’d been smart enough to buy an Asha and lie about it.”

WTF?  Sorry, but I don’t lie- that is the only thing I find very… shallow.

Post # 92
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295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

This post gave me a weird feeling from the start.

Post # 93
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657 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree that perhaps I am shallow – in regards to my engagement sparkly I wanted a big one (because I like them big and flashy – thats just my own taste), and because I couldnt care less if it were a diamond, an asha, a mossanite, or a figment of my imagination as long as it was beautiful and big – I asked for an asha.

But also, I honestly already owned Ashas which I am in love with – so I was quite content and happy with a big beautiful stunning Asha for my e-ring.

And because I dreamed of an amazing jaw dropping proposal (and he provided – Koh Samui, New Years Eve, fireworks – literally), and the dream honeymoon (Rome, Paris, Venice, Vienna, Hong Kong) I was happy for us to spend our hard earned $$ elsewhere.

He popped the question with the ring of my dreams (it still was not cheap either though a fraction of the OPs cost @ $2K – its a Tiffany Legacy Repro) and I am super happy.

I am also genuinely happy for people who have big (or any size really) diamonds, and if we had enough to cover the mortgage, live comfotably, travel as often as we do now, AND have a big diamond (cos I like em big), I would have big diamonds.

But I honestly dont think I would be any more happy with a diamond than my stunning Asha which comes with our overseas holidays every year – YAY!

Anyhow why cant we all just get along! *Bursts in to a corus of “Kumbaya” and grabs everyones hands*

LEAVE SIMS ALONE! D:

Post # 94
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I wish the trolls would at least get a little more creative…

I mean really? How MANY more times am I going to have to see a thread making women argue about their rings?

They are all gorgeous, we all have awesome men, and we’re happy.

Post # 95
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472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Calm down bees. OP said she felt shallow, not you all are shallow.

Post # 96
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258 posts
Helper bee

@nj001: i wish you would see this as an investment. a diamond is forever and can always be passed down as an heirloom!

Post # 97
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Buzzing bee

 

@LessIsMoore:

Can I see your Asha purdy  please?

nvmd. I creeped your posts and found a thread where you showed yours.

Gorrrrrrgeous!

Post # 98
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ok, I started reading the replies and then changed my mind because things were getting heated! If you don’t like your ring, you should be able to sell it as it is a diamond and get it’s value back, right? I have a moissanite but I have a moissanite because my tight fisted Fiance who can afford a big blinging ring would never in a million years spend thousands of dollars on a ring. Sooooo I did lots of research to find out what would give me a similar look in the size I like and hold up as well. Moissanite fit the bill. But, let me tell you, if he had decided to get me what I wanted in diamond form, I would not have said no! LOL!

Post # 99
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885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Mrs.tobe: “They are all gorgeous, we all have awesome men, and we’re happy.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself!

Post # 100
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Newbee

No comments to the OP but to the bees who replied…I am of an older generation where we were discouraged from non-diamond rings but for a reason you never discuss here:  durability.  I wanted a cz to save money.  But Mother-In-Law told my Fiance absolutely no, it wouldn’t last and the stone is supposed to represent the durability of your love.

There are so many BEAUTIFUL soft-stone and halo setting e-rings posted here that do NOT look durable.  My ring is prong-set in a swirl of gold and in the last 28 years I’ve spent tons of money maintaining the prongs so as to not lose the stone.  DD has a halo and I’m worried how much it will cost her over the years to maintain it.

Why isn’t this a consideration now?

Molly

Post # 101
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Busy Beekeeper

@geminidream: I’m sure it is for some, but a ring is just a ring. It’s a symbol of love, sure, but a lot is changing in the diamond industry. Women are exploring their options, and in today’s economy it is smart for a woman to say “I’d rather put a substantial down-payment on a home and not go into foreclosure, but I also want the big beautiful ring.” Often, moissanite (which does last forever, by the way) or Asha is a great option. Not to mention, not everyone can afford a diamond! A cz can represent anything it wants to, it doesn’t mean the actual love is any less “durable”.

Some people aren’t even sure what they want and don’t want to spring for the diamond right away.

Post # 102
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@geminidream: I have a very strong opinion that the ring doesn’t have to be durable for the love you have with your husband to be durable. I don’t even think a ring is really necessary. It’s a nice symbol, sure….. but I have seen some people wear nothing on their finger and have longer lasting marriages full of love, comapred to some people who have huge “durable” rocks on their finger and get divorced within a year. It’s a material thing. There are tons more important things in life. 

Post # 103
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Bee Keeper

I smell fake cause this whole tone from a poster with only 4 posts can’t be real.

But i’m feeding it… Dohhhh <<ala Homer Simpson>>

Post # 104
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@geminidream: Because there is a whole lot more reasearch at our fingertips than say even 20 years ago, which shows diamonds are not the only durable option.

BESIDES the fact that a tiny little sparkly rock does not have any impact on my relationships durability, or happiness. Come on now. I dont know whether to laugh or groan at that concept.

Third point – CZ 30 years ago was a whole different ball park to CZ, Asha, Mossanite and other man made gems these days. They are constantly tweaking, reasearching, developing and refining techniques to produce the best stones possible.

The reletively new Asha process is already up to version 6 released to market.

Post # 105
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

now that I’ve re-read the first post, this does seem like a troll to me.

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