(Closed) Do CZs sparkle even when they are dirty like diamonds do?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
569 posts
Busy bee

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cherylzyx :  my berricle cz’s aren’t fussy like that unless I put lotion on while wearing the ring, but cheaper/Other cz’s I’ve had are fussy. I think it depends on the quality 

Post # 3
782 posts
Busy bee

Cz do not shine well when dirty & will eventually get cloudy. They are not meant for long term, every day use. If you are wanting a diamond alternative of good quality choose moissanite or white sapphire. Both of these have properties that make them look different than a diamond but a moissanite will last a life time (I’m not sure how well white sapphire would hold up to e dry day wear but know it’s better than a cz) 

Post # 4
684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Nashville, TN

I picked white sapphire over CZ because I hate how cloudy they get. Here’s my ring after daily wear and not cleaning for 2 weeks. I’m very happy with it and with the price!

Post # 5
504 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Vineyard Lake

My first ring was a cheapie white sapphire ring. It was beautiful when I first got it but it didn’t last too long. It’s a hard enough stone but it didn’t keep it’s sparkle no matter how often I cleaned it. I now have a moissanite & I’m extremely happy with it!

Post # 6
6369 posts
Bee Keeper

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cherylzyx :  I’m wearing a berricle ring while waiting for my new ring to be designed and it’s pretty sparkly, it’s fooled quite a few people, although I’m very open about the fact that it’s fake since it’s not my real ring and I’m pregnant so I can’t even wear my original set.

Post # 7
4493 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Cz will get dirty fast. If you didn’t like the upkeep with aquamarine, I fear you won’t be happy with a cz.

Post # 8
932 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I have some berricle rings and a dirty cz definitly dulls faster than diamonds and moissanite. I can get away with cleaning my moissanite and diamonds every 2-3 weeks and they still sparkle a lot but with cz, i find myself cleaning every few days to a week which may be ok with you since you are peobably cleaning more than that. I would always pick moissanite over cz though. 

Post # 9
606 posts
Busy bee

Depends on the quality of the cz’s, most cases yes it gets dull. It’s like clear glass, it gets dirty and some sparkle may still comes through, but you definitely notice the smudginess

Post # 10
29 posts
  • Wedding: September 1983

I read recently that CZ is porous so over time it absorbs oils from lotions or even just from your hands so once these are in the stone, no amount of cleaning will make it sparkle. It will stay cloudy. I’d go for moissanite. I’ve had mine for three years and wear it every day and it still sparkles beautifully.

Post # 12
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

My Berricle CZ earrings are nice, but don’t sparkle when they get dirty. I’d go with moissanite or diamond.


Edit: I see your update- good choice! 🙂

Post # 13
2412 posts
Buzzing bee

All CZs don’t get cloudy. I have several pieces that are 20+ years old and are still beautiful

I only buy them if they’re set in 14k gold so the stones may be a better quality.

Post # 14
108 posts
Blushing bee

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cherylzyx :  I haven’t had great experience with CZs and I buy them for fun with the expectation that they’ll last for a short time.  I have a pair of expensive CZs (one of those “prestige, realistic looking” brands) in 14K gold setting and they only look good when freshly cleaned.  I also had a pair of amorphous diamond treated CZ earrings (advertised as “lab diamonds” although they were most certainly NOT lab grown real diamonds) and they only looked good for a brief period of time (I gave this pair away).  I finally switched to moissanite earrings because I wore my CZs while on vacation and when I went through my vacation pics, I saw how glassy and blurry the CZs looked.  Meanwhile, moissanite jewelry looked great in every picture.


ETA: I agree that diamonds (especially ones with ideal cuts) tend to look great even when dirty. 

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