Would you ever agree to having a CZ?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you ever have had a CZ as your main e-ring stone?
    No, I would never have considered that. : (283 votes)
    57 %
    Yes, I have no shame in what stone I have. : (153 votes)
    31 %
    Yes, but not happily. : (41 votes)
    8 %
    I'm not sure... : (19 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    3112 posts
    Sugar bee

    @lenabee:  I would definitely go CZ.  I would only be upset that it’s not a forever stone.  All my stand-ins are CZ, and I love them!

    Post # 5
    2129 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Perhaps temporarly. When my husband bought my upgrade setting it still had the CZ in it and it was quite pretty. I wore it with the CZ for the weekend until I could get my stone put in it the following week. For the long run though CZ isn’t for me.

    Post # 6
    431 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My e-ring for my last marriage was a gorgeous Tacori setting with tons of pave diamonds and a 1 carat emerald cut CZ in the center – to me I had no problem not spending a ton on the stone, it wasn’t where my financial priorities were at the time and I paid for most of the ring so the money went into the setting.  This time around I didn’t want a diamond but a colored stone because I fell in love first with my DH’s gorgeous blue eyes and that was all I could see in my head when thinking of a ring so again the money is going into the custom setting 🙂  I never passed off my previous e-ring as diamond center but it was also completely believable so I never got asked either.

    Post # 7
    6273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I have a non-diamond stone temporarily. I accidentally fell in love with a $5,000 setting, and it was a choice of either put a really crummy diamond in it now, or wait until we can afford a really nice one (Or maybe an Amora Gem…) once the wedding is over. So we just left the display stone from the jewelry store in there for now, because IDGAF. Didn’t make a whole lot of sense to put a $2,000 1ct diamond in a $5,000 setting. Seems like it would kind of ruin the effect.

    Post # 8
    3389 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I wouldn’t want my forever stone to be a CZ Because then it wouldn’t be forever. Does that make sense? Lol I currently am obsessed with diamond bands and have no idea which one I’d like to invest in so I bought a CZ emerald cut one that I’m currently wearing (It’s very pretty) to see if I like the style. I’m on the hunt for a round one now. 

    Post # 9
    28 posts
    • Wedding: October 2014

    CZ’s not for me because it’s not a forever stone and I am super rough on my rings.  I’m also not a huge fan of the blue/icy tint they tend to have.  They seem to be more similar to diamond in their behavior which wasn’t the look I was going for.  Love the warmth and double refraction of moissanite! 

    Post # 10
    845 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @lenabee:  I only wanted a diamond. I never heard of a stand in ring until I joined WB after I was engaged! I wouldn’t want moissanite either.

    Post # 11
    6407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    That would be the completely wrong symbolism for me.

    I didn’t need a diamond though… that was a luxury. A gold wedding band would have been enough if that’s what fit the budget.

    Post # 12
    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    i didn’t really want CZ just because it tends to get damaged after a couple years. i do LOVE my moissanite ring though! i don’t mind that it isn’t a diamond at all, and it was within our budget. i’ve had my ring for almost 2 years, and have zero regrets. no one has asked if it’s “real”. they’ve asked what size of stone it is, and said how much they loved it. i’ve told a lot of my friends that it’s moissanite, and they said they had no idea before i told them. who knows if they were just saying that, but i have worn my mom’s diamond ring next to it and the difference wasn’t noticeable.

    Post # 13
    2111 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @lenabee:  No one has ever asked me questions about my ring, so I can’t imagine having a CZ would change that. However, FI and I are young and had he not been given his parents’ wedding sets, we’d be looking at either a CZ or gemstone e-ring. I wouldn’t have minded either way. The only way I wouldn’t have been ok with it is if I was told or led to believe that I had a stone I did not have. If I find out later that what I thought was a diamond was actually CZ, I’d be mad that I was lied to. If I knew from the start, though, it wouldn’t have mattered.

    Post # 14
    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I wouldnt mind an asha CZ, though probably not long term.

    Post # 16
    7911 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I would not as its not a “forever” stone. And mostly because I would cringe having to explain it to people, would feel uncomfortable not explaining and pretending its a diamond, and its just not expensive enough (for me). I want to see some financial sacrifice from FH, some planning, saving, schemeing etc. Thats just an important symbolic part of the tradition for me.

    For a stand in- sure. If we couldnt afford a diamond I would get another natural gem, probably morganite.

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