Any girls here with a CZ?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

post a picture so we can see it!

I’m wearing a cz ring temporarily, while my diamond ring is being appraised (it’s going to take 2 weeks before I get it back!) I wanted to answer your post becasue I was finding myself admiring my cz ring. it has the cut and setting of my “dream” ring (only this one is sterling silver), and the CZ stone is really pretty! I don’t think anyone could tell the difference. it has plenty of fire – it looks just the same as a diamond in my opinion. no flaws, lots of rainbows.

if you put a cz in a nice quality setting (like real gold and not some plated nickel or something) then I really don’t think anyone would know the difference. I think girls can spot a CZ ring by the setting, not by the actual stone.

but I do wonder if a CZ would crack or change color over time? maybe it’s good only as a temporary fix for a few years until you can afford to get the stone you want? I have no idea how long they last.

but I love my temporary cz/sterling ring, it’s so pretty!

 

Post # 4
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1325 posts
Bumble bee

My boyfriend is planning on proposing long before he can afford my “permanent ring”. He has something in mind that he wants me to wear for the rest of my life, but he can’t afford it yet.

CZ is something we are considering in the meantime. I appreciate the alternative to diamond ring posts like this one since neither of us know what to get! πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My ring has a CZ. I’m not a big “diamond person” so it really doesn’t matter to me either way. I might get a real diamond someday, but it’s not really a priority.

My ring is also very unsusual and not engagement-y.

 

I’m Icelandic. I’m weird, I know..

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@angela85: you’re not weird, any kind of ring is appropriate for an engagement ring!

also, I love Iceland –even though I’ve never been — but it’s on my travel list! yay for geothermal heat, bjork, and the world’s first elected female president!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

I do! It’s just a temporary until we order my black diamond halo ring, but I love it and will still wear it occasionally after getting my “real” ring.

Not the greatest picture (bad lighting), the CZs are very white, not blue like they seem here.

 

Post # 11
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3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t have a CZ, but I have an Asha, which comes from CZ material. They add a carbon coating onto it, to add the hardness of a diamond. Honestly, EVERYONE thinks it’s a diamond. When I went to the jewelers to have the setting tightened, they were all oohing and ahhhing over it.

My good friend has a gorgeous ring, and she’s been married for almost 3 years. The other day we were talking about our rings and she said ‘can you tell it’s a CZ??’. Honestly I was floored. I thought all this time it was a diamond. But seriously. 

Here’s a picture of my Asha πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t have pictures, but mine is a “stunt double.” When my husband proposed, he was really worried since the jewelry store messed up and didn’t get in the ring he picked, but I love my ring. When it’s swithed for an annaversary ring, I’ll really miss wearing my stunt double.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I love my CZ. I wanted platinum or palladium but my setting only came in platinum. And I wanted 1 ct. We couldn’t’ afford both. And I also felt weird about the whole blood diamond thing. And as much as they try to keep those out, once a diamond enters the system or they are laser etched like polar bear diamonds, it’s impossible to know where they came from.

I knew I wanted a clear stone that was sparkly. I considered moissanite, but in the end (on the advice of my jeweler) went with CZ. It looks just like a diamond and it only cost $20-$30. The only down side is that it does get dirty rather easily. But I keep a children’s toothbrush by the kitchen sink and about once a week, when I’m doing dishes, I use the dish soap and give it a good cleaning. In fact, my ring often looks better than those around me because I keep it clean!

I think most people think that CZ will look cheap, fake or like glass, but it has similar properties as diamonds. Not quite as hard (same range as emeralds) and actually has a higher dispersion.

I love my CZ every day I look at it and even more when I see friends who are still paying off their rings–that look just like mine!  

 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

just curious, why do you suppose a CZ gets dirtier faster than a diamond would? does a diamond have a “grime repallant” quality to it or something?

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