(Closed) CZ e rings

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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426 posts
Helper bee

@starla:  thats always the best way to go if you prefer real diamonds ! i have been dying to go to pawn shops but there always in horrible areas where i live -_-  kinda creeps me out !

 

Also check the clearance section in the store i worked in we had a 8,000 engagement ring we ended up selling it for 2,000 im not saying 2,000 is afordable but thats an insane price drop even if you dont like a setting you can always cash in the ugly one and put it towards a new setting you like if thats someting you needed to do

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Diamond88:  I agree. I would def look into a moissanite (wish we had!). CZs are beautiful, but the fact that you eventually have to replace them turns me off a bit (even with the Ashas, though they look amazing). I’d rather have the same stone for the duration of my lifetime, and then be able to pass it down to children/grandchildren. On the flip side, some buy a super nice setting for thier CZ & don’t mind swapping the stone out every few years..

Post # 19
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Helper bee

i persoanlly am a diamond fan i have always been in love with rocks as a little kid …. all gem stones all colors love them all ! even lab created colored gems kinda bug me i want it to be natural thats the point of a gem is its natural beauty..  i am not oposed to synthetics and simulants for any stone but for something like your engagement ring  even if you cant get exactly what you want now if your a person who like diamonds i dont think youll ever truely be satified till you finally have one….  The real deal is deffinately an investment that puts a damper on things but if its what you really feel is important than you manage to work out what you really want even if it takes a long time…. some people like  shoes… some people like cars… just get what makes you happy or plan according to get what makes you happy

Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I love moissy for white stone if you want diamond like sparkle.  A lot of people prefer thier Asha’s but it is not long term enough for me.  I have white sapphire as well, which is much more durable than white topaz or white zircon.  Topaz is too sodt for daily wear and ziron is too brittle.  White sapphire is very pretty though, and roughly the same cost as Asha.  Just make sure the cut is good.  However, it has sapphire light play, and does not sparkle really.

And yes, for pink, peachy pink moissy all the way!!!!!

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

you should look into Winkcz.com awesome czs and very good reviews you can find on btd.com or also look into an asha i have one that is set in diamonds and have no regrets no one ever questions if its a diamond or not

heres in the sunlight

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

whoaa thought i had resized those pics eek Undecided

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If you’re going for diamond-look and durability, I would second Asha’s and WinkCZ (both come HIGHLY recommended over on the BTD boards!!) because they look the most diamond-like.  Moissanite is it’s own gemstone, which is so rare that it has to be created in a lab (easiest way to put it) and it happens to be white, although there are other colors available.  I hear they look less like a diamond than Asha’s or Wink’s but having never seen them in person I can’t say.  

That being said, I have a CZ engagement ring and I just adore it.  If you take care of CZ’s, they’ll last longer.  I’ve had my ring since December and not a single person has ever asked if it was real (in fact, when I tell some that it’s a CZ they’re shocked).  If I’d waited a few months or used a credit card, I could have very easily gotten the same ring with diamonds, but I’d rather have a house or a new car.  They’re also VERY inexpensive, so if you do have to replace it due to cloudiness or what have you, it’s easily affordable.  If you’re looking for something that will never have to be replaced, I’d stick to Moissanite.  

Chances are, if you’re wearing a white stone on your finger that looks like something you could easily afford, people will assume it’s a diamond.  But if you’re wearing a 10ct rock and you and Fiance are out of work, people will assume it’s NOT a diamond, LOL.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I forgot to add a picture

And here it is next to a diamond eternity band

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i think it adds up in cost to get a new stone set in a setting if you plan on swapping out your CZ stone every few years. goldwork is not cheap, so in the long run it might cost you more than just getting moissanite or a diamond in the first place.

i second the idea of getting preowned diamonds. ebay is amazing for this.

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Everyone has given such great ideas!  I think CZ’s, Moissanite and Asha’s are all beautiful.  You have tons of options!  

Here’s my Asha, for reference for you.  I’ve been a board hog today, so you may have seen it already, lol!

Post # 27
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

The other thing with multiple stone swaps s that it will require redoing your prongs after a while.  The metal can only be worked so much before it is necessary to redo them, so that will add to cost too.  Just something to consider.

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Idk if you’re still spooking for a ring but if so look at diamond nexxus or asha diamonds. They’re  goods quality trust me. Some people bash diamond nexus though because they say they’re lab created or simulated, which are stones that are  man made stones that are almost exactly like a diamond, but it has been found out they’re more CZ than that. Asha is simulate and great quality.

 

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