Post # 16
Is it better to simply buy a higher grade CZ than spending the money on an ASHA?
I haven’t bought a higher grade CZ or a new Asha, so I can’t weigh in.
Why is it that some people will buy ASHA stones over a CZ?
Because they are trying to resolve the porous quality of CZ by thinking a coated one will make the CZ less porous. Now, porosity will dictate the cloudiness overtime.
Would you ever get and wear a CZ engagement ring? Why??
How I shop, is depending on my NEEDS–what I need is a durable engagement ring because I am a mother of 2 children who works in financial services and has no time to “baby” or otherwise “take great care” of my jewelry. This would eliminate CZ as I would need to baby that stone to last me a long time.
Post # 17
MxChinca: Diamonds and most gemstones usually have a higher hardness rating than CZ, and CZs just seem a bit high mainrance for me (having to be taken care of it, stratches, etc). Personally durability is important to me, and CZs are iffy to me. I agree with the marketing power of diamonds though. I think my Fiance felt pressured by marketing to get me a diamond, which is why he wouldn’t even consider a gemstone. Also I just don’t like colorless jewels, in my mind they look better as an accent jewel rather than a center stone, and CZs are colorless. I think, like most things CZs are just a matter of personal taste. It’s not for me, but I’m glad that you know what you want though.
I just don’t want to have to baby my ering at all.
Post # 18
My boyfriend is proposing with a CZ that I picked out and I am very excited. It is “a higher grade CZ” but I don’t know what that really means either.
Post # 19
arielle1: can’t wait to see it, bet it’s beautiful
Post # 20
No, I would not. Better it will be white quarts, or white sapphire, or amber – I don’t care as long it is natural 🙂
..just a small side note – there are two things here on ring board that make me sick to my stomack. First is ‘moissanite came from star, moissanite is so science-y’ – excuse me, but all you see around is a ‘science’, from aspirin to cat litter crystals. Just because the moissys are synthesised in the labs, it does not make them really special and nerdy. Marketing does, though.
And the second – about De Beers, cartel, control etc etc. This thesis is overused. Every time I read it I think about someones really smart antidiamond company. All and a one uses the same words to describe the evilness of De Beers. Sounds like some people do not really analise and process the information from internet, they simply copy and paste it using the brain as a clipboard.
(sorry for my creepy English!)
Post # 21
My cheap placeholder ring that I wear on vacation is a CZ, and its super cute. I would never wear one as my real ring tho…its just unheard of from where I’m from. Everyone I know whose engaged has an expensive diamond ring, so I would feel inferior with a CZ. Just being honest.
Post # 22
- Wedding: County courthouse
I wouldn’t buy a asha cz…too much hype for a stone that looks ugly in no time. Here on the bee and better than diamond forumsm..asha has a bad rep. I have heard alot of good reviews about Chris cz and wink cz. They are cheap which is good when u do eventually have to replace them. Chris cz has very high quality 5 A cz.
Post # 23
I woud Rock a cz aND do. My engagement ring is a swarovski. I don’t know that I could lover it more. I just wanted my ring to say married aND it does. All the talk abt care and softness is laughable, it’s just personal preference. I didn’t need an expensive ring for me to know my husband loves me a whole lot. I think quality is important which is why I chose the stone I did , not sure the diamond coating isn’t more diamond brainwashing blah blah blah. For the record cz rates 8.5 on the mohs hardness scale which is much less than diamond but harder than topaz, Morganite, quartz, aquamarine, amber and alot of other stones people choose for forever rings. I do understand wanting a natural stone. I actually started out wanting a ruby and didn’t want synthetic because it’s both mine and husband’s birthstone and the meaning it wood have. But high quality rubies can be more expensive than diamonds and I didn’t want my husband to spend an enormous amt on a ring. So… I chose the one I did and have not regretted it. I love my ring, mainly for the sentiment but also because it’s gorgeous and just a beautiful ring