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BetterThanDiamond.com used to formerly deal in Moissanite.
However, it was
in part due to customer's
and high rate of returns with
Moissanite that we ended up
creating Asha® to answer
the need for a
top-notch diamond simulant.
We no longer
carry Moissanite, but our knowledge gleaned from dealing in
helpful to explain to
tradeoffs involved between Moissanite and
For starters, contrary to
what you may hear in the press about jewelers being
here are two
quotes from an
comparisons with diamond when selling colorless synthetic
moissanite. "There is no
diamond," he says. "We do not see or
sell it as a diamond simulant."
"Any gemologist who looks carefully at moissanite and has
trouble making the
separation between it
and diamond should
consider doing something else,"
Jewelers of any caliber who
were fooled were fooled because they became
on their diamond
testers instead of using their eyes.
The older style
diamond testers would test false
positives on both colorless
sapphire and moissanite. However, diamond testers have
since evolved and
will no longer test positive on
(so if you have moissanite, don't get
too confident about
your gem testing like a diamond.)
Judge for yourself, butdon't get burned! We have done a steady business
of replacing people's
bought it online or from retail stores that
had an "All
Sales Final" policy. Many
customers told us "it looked nice
store lights", but it was a different story out in the real
world, which does not
have specifically designed lighting to
things gleam. Or, they simply
ordered over the web based on
what they had heard about moissanite (aided
often of diamond on websites, and not
moissanite). Either way, they were now stuck with
green-tinted stone that
they were not happy with.
Customer ring as
with 1ct. center moissanite in platinum
Asha® Hearts and Arrows: Finished ring, with 1ct.
Asha® H&A, and new
prong head and ring