First I purchased an Asha (diamond simulant) supposed to have a patented diamond surface deposit making the cubic ziconia as hard as a diamond and then I purchased what was supposed to be a synthetic sapphire which means it has the exact molecular composition and hardness as a natural sapphire. within a few months both stones started rounding off on the top of the stones where the flat part of the stone joined the edges.
I have pictures of the sapphire which actually display wear all around the top of the stone. I have 3 watches with synthetic sapphire crystals and none of them have any marks on the crystal whatsoever. I was told a a story of how sapphires scratch like anything else. I replaced the Asha stone with a beautiful synthetic Moissanite, rare earth element with more reflective fire than a diamond.
The better than diamond response was denial and when I tried to post a negative comment on their forums I was banned for trolling, and I'm not even sure what that means. [continued below]....
..... I have been actively online and a member in good standing on a number of forums. The immediate ban took me by surprise and left me with no way to communicate my disatisfaction.
I am filing this report because I don't believe that Better than Diamond has justified any of its advertising in any way. I do not believe their Asha, diamond simulant has any relative value when compared to any synthetic or natural gem. When the appearance of the stone is worn and seemingly damaged almost immediately i feel as though I have been sold something that I was not expecting. The supposed lab grown sapphire looks horrible with rounding and obviously damaged or chipped around the entire top of the stone. The fact that I was able to take a photo of its poor quality is even more remarkable. I will be happy to send photos to Ripoff Report for them to examine.