Post # 1
Hello, this is my first post & long story short. Me and have bf have been talking ring for awhile now. We decided to go for a cz as my engagment ring till we can afford the moissanite I want to get. So my question is.. Is it ok to have a cz as an engagment ring? I feel a lil weird about it only bc I don’t know what to say to ppl, but at the same time I know it shouldn’t matter, right? i just wanted some opinions on it and if it looks to big/fake at all.. It’s a 1ct center.. Thank you 🙂
Post # 3
Sorry I don’t know how to add the photos to the post with my phone , it says they are uploaded?
Post # 4
I got my FMIL a ring from Berricle for Christmas. It wasnt an egagement ring lol, it was a fashion ring and it was beautiful. Very high quality in my opinion.
I wish I had a picture of it but I dont.
Go to the weddingbee search bar and type in “Berricle” and see if theres any other forums that talks about Berricle.
Hope this helps.
Post # 5
I have a CZ engagement ring and I love it. None of my friends/family have noticed that it’s a CZ. If they ever asked, I would give them an honest answer. But after 10 months of enagement, it has never come up. I can’t see your ring pics (maybe a mobile-user Bee can help you with that), but I’m sure it looks awesome!
Post # 7
@bleusteel: thank you 🙂 I will continue trying to post a pic
Post # 8
@HisFutureMrsCamacho: As far as cz’s go, I have heard very good things about Berricle and yes, I think it is 100% fine to have a cz engagement ring — or no ring at all! Almost contratulations on your engagement 🙂
Post # 9
@wrkbrk: thank you so much 🙂 I appreciate it.
Post # 10
@HisFutureMrsCamacho: I think it’s totally fine as well, no one will know. We plan to get an Asha cz for now and upgrade later. Have you heard of asha? It’s a cz with a diamond coating on the top so it’s super sparkly. A little more pricey than berricle but I’ve heard they are amazing! Check out ashadiamonds.com.
Post # 11
Berricle is just one the companies that makes fashionable jewellery featuring CZs (most of the bands are Sterling Silver, which also keeps the price down, many coming in under $ 100)
CZs are nice… but they aren’t diamonds. So passing them off as one (if that is your hope) may or may not be successful
More so if you are looking to get a ring that is quite detailed, or has a larger feature stone etc.
I don’t know how much you know about the Jewellery industry, but here are some other options you may or may not be aware of (things to think about)
Many Jewellery Stores (chains / family run etc) have rings in their showcases that either don’t have a Diamond / Gemstone set into them when they sell them (sell the stones seperately) or they come set with CZs for demo purposes.
This is an excellent way to buy an “investment piece” for now and the future… in so much as you could wear this ERing now in a more modest state, and then add the feature stone of your choosing later on … including a Moissy if that is your preference.
The nice thing with this option is preserving the sentimental quality of the ERing.. in that it works for today and the future. AND as a bonus these rings are usually crafted in Gold (W or Y) which is considered to be more valuable & durable than Silver.
Hope this helps,
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
@HisFutureMrsCamacho: it’s totally fine to have whatever you want as an e-ring!
however, you’ll need to treat that ring gently. berricle is pretty good quality as far as stand-in rings go, but they’re just not built to stand the test of time. pay attention to what the metal is. many of their rings are rhodium plated sterling silver, which is good. when the plating wears off, the base metal will be silver so you won’t really be able to tell (a lot of costume rings from other stores are plated copper, which shows through really fast). also, CZ looks good at first but is porous, so it eventually takes on a cloudy appearance. so be sure to take it off when washing hands, dishes, etc.
if you think you’re going to wear your ring for more than a year, I’d go for something a little bit more substantial, like 10k gold and lab created sapphire. that way it’s inexpensive but more durable, and still pretty. or an asha CZ, which is coated to help ward off the clouding for a few years.
Post # 13
I have a berricle ring. I love it. I thought it would feel cheap and flimsy but the quality is excellent. It is also my stand In ring until we can afford the moissy I want. I say go for it!! Here’s a few pictures of my 1.06 cushion.
Post # 14
@This Time Round:
thank you all for your answers I got the ring r791-cl-5 for $59 with a code, it sparkles like crazy and is beautiful but I feel like it’s to big on my sz 5 finger. I’m going to try to get on a computer later to post a picture bc my phone won’t work with it 🙁
Post # 15
Here is a stock photo from the link the OP provided.
I’m guessing the fingers in this pic are around a size 5 as well, so this should give us a good idea of how it looks!
OP – i think its amazing! It does look a bit large due to the halo, but I don’t think it’s gigantic or anything. But its all about what you feel comfortable wearing. If you think people will question whether or not it’s a diamond, then maybe you should try returning it for something smaller? It’s all about your preferences!
ETA – the other thing I meant to add is that this ring is meant to look like you’re wearing 2 wedding bands with it, so people might question why you are already wearing the bands if you’re not married yet. Just somethign to think about! You can always respond with “I just love the extra bling!”
Post # 16
As a PP said, Berricle rings are wonderful, but they’re not forever rings. If this doesn’t bother you, it’s absolutely fine to have a cz stand-in.
I have a 5-stone ring from Berricle that I absolutely loved – I wore it more than my engagement ring. It was beautiful and good quality. I even wore it in Bryce & Zion, the ring took quite a bit of abuse for a year. Unfortunately I was opening my screen door recently and somehow that knocked one of the stones out, and now the ring is unwearable. A stronger metal than silver may or may not have held up to that weird incident, but the point is that silver’s soft and can be damaged a lot more easily than gold or platinum.