Moving on to the CUT REVIEW!
I am NOT an expert, but I'll go through my opinons of the 8mm moissy OEC vs. 7.5mm Asha OEC.Asha OEC:
Both of the Asha and Moissy cuts are "too perfect" for an antique, but the Asha is definitely too perfectly symetrical. The tiny pin-point of a culet is kinda annoying. This is totally personal preference, but when the culet is that small I think it looks like an accident; I prefer a more noticable culet. I also prefer a warmer color in antique cuts and I think the I color was too white since it faces up even whiter in certain lighting. By the way, I love my Asha OEC so please don't take this as a bad review... I'm just comparing the stones!
The negative about my Asha is that it gets a grayish-blue tint
in direct sunlight. I hated it when people asked to see my stone in the sun (they were innocently expecting it to be even more sparkly) because I'd akwardly want to say, "Uh, can we walk to that shady tree first?"
No one ever questioned my Asha for the two years that I wore it, but I still felt like if someone noticed it in sunlight that it might be a CZ give away. It's sparkly and uber gorgeous in all other lighting.Moissy OEC:
I thought it was supposed to be identical to the Asha cut, but I see some visible differences. The "flower pattern" facets around the culet are broader so you get bolder flashes of light. I really like this because the different sized facets make the stone more interesting to look at. In my ignorant opinion, it resembles the older diamond cuts more. It has even more of a kaleidoscope effect, which is awesome. Now to be a brat suffering from Goldilocks syndrome, I think the culet is too big for this particular setting
. I say that because I can see the platinum underneath the culet and I find that a little distracting. Perhaps it would be better if I saw my finger instead of metal through the culet? I'm not sure. The main negative is obviously the pesky green incident
I reported earlier. She's definitely moody, but it's growing on me! Regardless, this is a dazzling stone and I prefer it to the Asha. It was a really close race, though! Diamond OEC:
I have not seen a large one in person, but I've seen a few small ones and I love the wonkiness and uniqueness that each antique cut offers (OEC, OMC, ACC, etc). They are like sparkly snowflakes! The lack of perfection adds to the charm.
FYI, out of all the antique cut Ashas that I have seen, the Asha Old Miner Cut wins for best cut, IMO.