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FH and I are looking at wedding bands and I really want a simulated diamond band to go with my engagment ring, I do not want strangers or coworkers to know it is not a real diamond band ( please don’t judge, I have my reasons, just getting right to the point). I have read a lot of reviews and have seen some gorgeous pics of simulated diamonds on here but I do not know where to purchase the sim. I was thinking of getting an Asha or a Moissanite but I am not sure yet. Any feedback is appreciated, pics of your sim (engagment ring, band or both) also much appreciated! If you would like, post your ring (pic or description) and where you got it! Thanks 🙂
This topic was modified 3 years ago by sadbride83.
Post # 2
I’d go with one from moissaniteco.com. the wedding bands from ashadiamonds.com are just plain cz. They only use the ashas for larger stones. So the small cz in the wedding band will eventually cloud. Moissanite will stay beautiful forever
Post # 3
sadbride83: I went to my local family jeweler and they custom made my moissanite ring for me. They ordered all the stones in themselves.
PS. I LOVE my moissanite. All of my engaged/married friends have “real” diamonds and they are always telling me they wished their rings sparkled like mine.
Post # 4
sadbride83: I went to moissaniteco.com for my ring and I love it. Buyer beware, since moissanite is it’s own gemstone, it behaves very differently from a diamond. It’s naturally a little warmer than a diamond and sometimes has yellow or green tints, has a double refractive index, and reflects colors in its environment unlike a diamond.
That being said, it’s a beautiful stone and it will last a lifetime. If you want it to look as close to a diamond as possible, I recommend getting a round brilliant or an old european cut stone as these show the least color. The next cut would probably be the cushion cut. If you’re ordering a stone over 1 carat in size and you want it white like a diamond, get the Forever Brilliant.
Hope this helps 🙂
ETA: Didn’t realize you also asked to see rings. My center stone is a canary moissanite and many have thought it to be a canary diamond already, so that makes me happy. All my accent stones are white moissanite and to my eye, they look like beautiful diamonds with twice the sparkle!
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