Can women tell a difference between Diamond and CZ?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I doubt anyone can tell.  I have a pair of cz earrings and they look identical to my diamonds.  Just enjoy! Your ring sounds lovely.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I personally probably couldnt tell the difference. it really depends. I do not have a lot of diamond jewlery so I dont have an eye to be able to tell. I think most women wouldnt be able to tell but I’m sure there are some who can. I think that is a great decision to go with a CZ instead of a diamond.

have you looked into getting and Asha or and Amora Moissanite instead of a CZ??

 my bf and I decided to go with Amora Moissanite. For the stone you get, you just cannot beat the price and it is a gorgeous stone!

and tell him not to be ashamed of getting a CZ! My bf and I can definately afford a diamond but we decided to go with moissanite because IMO you literally cant tell the difference and its for such a fraction of the cost. We will be paying for the wedding and building our house so we would much rather spend our money on our home.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

my ring came with a cz and I could tell it was fake because it was SO blindingly white. I also knew it was so that might play a part in it too.

 

I’m getting the center stone replaced with an enhanced moissanite as we speak…errr type…

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Usually I think you can tell if you look closely.  But if you love your ring, isn’t that what matters?  It’s symbolic of the love you share with your Fiance, and that’s never anything to be embarrassed about!

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

He sounds really sweet to be concerned and want the best for you.  But, honestly, if you and he don’t tell anyone nobody will ever know.  It can be a secret between the two of you, it’s really nobody else’s business.  You are making a wise financial decision for your future by staying within your means.  And it is very loving and sweet for you to be protective of his feelings as well.  If you love the ring, that is all that matters.  It’s a symbol of the love the two of you share.  And, honestly, when I saw how closely my cz earrings look to my diamonds I was pissed that I previously spent so much money on my diamond ones, lol . . .

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Well, someone who is fairly knowledgeable and knows what to look for in terms of scintillation, and so on can probably tell, but most people probably will not. I would not worry about it.

Just make sure it is kept VERY clean. CZ can get dirty easily, and then it is a lot easier to tell.

Down the road, as an anniversary gift, or when your CZ gets scratched/damaged, you may want to consider a moissanite, or even a gemstone (such as sapphire (they come in white!), morganite, etc). Many of them will be more durable, and while they will usually cost more than a CZ, pricing can be very reasonable (unless you are going for one of the more rare natural and untreated gemstones!). They also won’t be a diamond, and will look different, but can stand up on their own. When the patent comes off the moissanite, you might also want to look at Amora Gem’s, which will be cut with a hearts & arrows cut, more like a diamond would be cut.

You can also look at Asha’s. They are still CZ, however more expensive than the usual CZ, but are more durable and generally look very good! They cut like diamonds would be.

Don’t be ashamed in any event. If other people figure it out, there is definitely no reason to be ashamed of saving money. However, if you are wanting to “pass” it as diamond, people may be less inclined to be suspicious if you purchased a size stone that is closer to your “expected budget” though…if you show up with a 3-4 carat stone, they might be more inclined to think and LOOK for fake, than if you had a smaller 0.5-ish stone (or whatever is reasonable for your budget), if you know what I mean.

 

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

If it is a well cut, not blinding white CZ then I really think no one would be able to tell without a loupe. I have an H colored, hearts and arrows CZ and maybe the only reason one would be able to tell is because almost no diamond I have seen in real life looks as perfect and beautiful as my CZ. (can you tell I love it?) 😉

As I was looking at jewelry stores for the kind of setting I like, in the vast majority of high end, family owned stores, I would ask to see the rings and try them on. Out of curiosity, I asked about the stones, and the guy said for security puroses they only mount the display rings with CZs. They were stunning, and I think no one would be able to tell the difference, or else why would they do it?

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

It depends on the person. My Mom’s a jeweler so I can tell. Would I ever say anything? No. I might tell my husband but I would never mention it to anyone else.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

I usually only think to question it if the stone is obscenely huge. If it’s around a carat and in a precious metal setting, it’s all the same to me!

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Sometimes it can be really obvious. It depends on the sparkle. I am more suspect when I know a persons means of living and they have a giant ring that looks flawless. I have friends who have CZ but they don’t go out and broadcast that it is or isn’t a diamond. Nobody has ever said a word to them.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrs.Happiness:  Well, if your ring looks like something he obviously can’t afford (at least in his family’s eyes) then agree on a story the two of you will tell them.  You could always say he was making payments on it for a long time (like layaway) or put it on a credit card.  But the bottom line is that it is nobody’s business but your own and his.  Relax . . . I promise you nobody will be able to tell.  Especially since you got a gold setting, I bet it looks exactly like a diamond.  Be happy and enjoy being engaged!

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