(Closed) Opinions on CZ rings?

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think having any type of ring is fine as long as people don’t tell people that it is something that it isn’t.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

How exactly would they know it is a CZ and not a diamond?

I mean really- at the end of the day, why do you care what others think? It is a ring and he would be offficially proposing- I would take it and upgrade the ring later. If other’s don’t know it is a CZ, I won’t be aiming to tell them, know what I mean?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I agree.  There’s nothing wrong with a CZ ring.

You may also want to look into gemstone rings.  You’d be surprised by how affordable some really nice ones are!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My FI is also a student, and when I was looking into rings, I wasn’t sure he’d be able to afford a diamond.  I personally wanted a beautiful ring, regardless of the stone, but if it wasn’t going to be a diamond then I preferred something else.  I was looking into really beautiful topaz or aquamarine rings, some with tiny side diamonds, in white gold that were only $70-200.  But even though I didn’t want a CZ, I certainly don’t think there’s anything wrong with someone else having one.

I guess my thought was, if we upgrade in a few years, would I really want to keep wearing the CZ ring on my right hand?  Or would I prefer a lovely gemstone ring?  That was my thought process.  I’m sure whatever you get will be gorgeous.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I like the gemstone idea… I’m not really a fan of CZs, but if you like them go for it.  You may want to also look into moissanite.  I do like those rings.. they’re beautiful.  The most important thing is that YOU like your ring.  It doesn’t matter what other people think about the ring. 

I think gemstone rings are gorgeous, though.  I almost told Mr.Foxxy to get me an aquamarine since we’re both March babies.  I ended up telling him to stick with a diamond though… but I’m thinking about having aquamarine in my wedding band instead.  I think a pop of color looks awesome for wedding/engagement rings.

Post # 8
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5658 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

No one will know it’s a CZ, especially if you go for an Asha or another high quality CZ. It is also no one’s business what stone is in your e-ring anyway, nor does it matter.

Another option is moissanite. Moissanite is more expensive than CZ, but it’s more durable and is twice as sparkly as a diamond! I got a moissanite and I LOVE it!

Post # 9
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1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If you and your SO don’t mind, then that’s all that matters!

Post # 10
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460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I say go for it, and get a setting you really like, and change stones later (or not!). Good luck!

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

cz doesn’t hold up very well, unfortunately, unless you go for the simulated ones but i imagine those are out of your price range. You could buy a less expensive gemstone ring (<$200) though.

Post # 12
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600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

We frequent a gem mining place and the owner told my SO and I that when high quality quartz is cut like a diamond, it is completely indistinguishable from diamonds (except for the scratch/hardness test which no one would do since it would ruin it).  The diamond/jewelry industry decided in the early 1900’s that they could lose tons of money if some used quartz but others used legit diamonds (kind of like the government making counterfeitting illegal).  CZ is allowable because it is easily distinguishable from a diamond for jewelers.  So, bottom line, we have decided for my engagement ring (whenever THAT happens.. haha) that we’ll use a cut quartz from the place that we go to.  All you have to do is tell the jeweler who is setting the quartz you purchased from a gem mining place that it is in fact quartz and they will set it for you, you just cannot purchase a cut quartz from a jeweler.  

I’m not sure where you live, so I’m not sure how close by a gem place is to you; I live in a tourist area in the mountains so they’re all over the place!

Post # 14
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971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

The price of gold is very high right now.  That’s part of the reason the prices are high. 

You could go with a sterling sliver setting to lower the expense. 

Post # 15
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1192 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@laurana: That is usually how much a 1 karat diamond ring costs…..

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Of course this is just my opinion and everyone is in different positions some of us both work full time and some go to school it just depends but for me I was a diamond ring, it doesnt have to be to expensive $800 is the going price for the .50 or 1 k that I want. Later on down the line you can always upgrade, but personally I dont want CZ .

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