Is CZ jewelry tacky for a bride?

posted 1 year ago in Accessories
Post # 16
1105 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I also feel that, if you wore this type of jewelry on a regular basis you would already own it. So buying a more expensive material for something you will rarely wear doesn’t make the most sense. 

Post # 17
4559 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wore a comination of CZ and diamond jewels. Guess what? No one could tell the difference.

I also would be cautious about the inference that CZ anything is tacky, plenty of people have CZ for their rings. 

Post # 18
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I feel the same, I’m thinking of asking my fiance for a pair of small diamond studs for my birthday/christmas before the wedding, as I can wear them for the wedding and then they can be my everyday earrings afterwards πŸ™‚ 

Post # 19
414 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

CZ/pearl other jewellery all the way for me! I can’t tell the difference myself; don’t care if others can! Then again our wedding vibe is light and fun. πŸ™‚ 

Post # 20
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

I wouldn’t really care if it’s CZ since the wedding is just one day. I’m not looking to wear that much jewelry in general though. On my wedding day I’ll probably just don a pair of sapphire earings I already own and look to buy a tennis bracelet for extra bling. If I have the money I’ll go for something a little more expensive otherwise I’m not opposed to wearing CZ.

Post # 21
712 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

I think that’s just how most of the bridal jewelry is. Maybe look for smaller pieces not chunky jewelry and it won’t feel as weird. I thought I would be able to find something different but no luck so far. 

Post # 22
3029 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I used my upcoming marriage as an excuse to treat myself to a pearl pendant and earrings with tiny diamond accents. I love them and wore them frequently until I was baby and toddler wrangling. 

Post # 23
866 posts
Busy bee

I’ve been treating myself to quality jewlery for years (it is also a standard gift from both my husband and father). For our wedding I just wore what I already owned. With the costs of a wedding, I can understand buying stimulants. Especially if it is a style you are not likely to wear again.

Post # 24
355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I was more concerned with complementing my dress and look than with getting fine jewelry, since I’m unlikely to wear this style again. I got a vintage necklace with some kind of fake stone, and fake pearl hairpins. For me it would’ve been a waste of money to get the same styles with diamonds/gold. If you’ll wear your accessories much after the wedding though, it can be a nice excuse to spring for better jewels.

Post # 25
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I don’t think cz jewellery is tacky – though there is some that I personally don’t like. But then there’s diamond jewellery I wouldn’t be caught dead in, too.

I don’t know what I’ll end up with yet. I have some nice jewellery but nothing really impressive. There’s a pearl necklace my mum gave me when she upgraded to one with three strands, but the other two nice necklaces (white gold and pearls and silver and aquamarine are gifts from my ex-boyfriend…), so not really appropriate for my wedding.

I’ll be going through my mum’s jewellery box but if I don’t find anything I love, I might well end up with CZ things that I will only wear for the wedding because the reason I don’t have any impressive stuff is because I have no reason to wear them in my everyday life and I wouldn’t feel comfortable spending a lot of money on something I won’t use again.

Post # 26
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I had a destination wedding so it wasn’t an option for me, but I probably would have rented diamond jewelry. A local jeweler here offers diamonds to rent, if the wedding is within 150 miles of the store. That wasn’t the case for me. Maybe there is a store like that in your area too. – just out of curiosity I had to look and I found this site. Haven’t read the terms and conditions, but they have diamond jewelry you can rent.

On my wedding day I wore CZ though. Probably a good idea because after the ceremony we jumped into the ocean and “trashed” the dress lol 


Post # 27
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I felt the same way origionally. I looked into large morganite jewlery but ultimately decided it was too expensive. I don’t know anyone who wears large fine jewlery so borrowing wasn’t an option. I wore costume jewlery with cz and probably fake pearls (maybe farmed) for my earings. I wanted larger earings because I planned on wearing a very simple pearl pendant necklace. I think it looked nice and am glad that I didn’t spend a ton on jewlery I would never wear again.

Post # 28
84 posts
Worker bee

I like the idea of borrowing from loved ones for your wedding day like princessandthepear mentions above. 😘 feels really nice to have them be a part of the big day and it also feels very eco friendly πŸ‘Œ 

I wore classic pieces that  I already had like pearl earrings and a classic pearl necklace I inheritited from my grandmother πŸ‘΅ that my husband had purshased a new lock for with a lovely blue sapphire 😍

But to answer your question: No not tacky at all

Post # 29
77 posts
Worker bee

I wore fake pearls in my hair, as earrings, and a bracelet.  Funny thing is that I definitely have real ones I could have worn and my mom was a little bummed I didn’t at least borrow a set from her.  I honestly didn’t care if they were real or fake as long as they looked good in pictures.  Also, I didn’t spend a lot of money (earrings were on sale $7 from Macy’s) in case I lost them at some point like dancing at the reception or getting to/from the hotel.  There was so much other stuff I needed to worry about that jewelry wasn’t my priority.

I should add though that I wore my grandmother’s wedding set on my right hand so I had some meaningful jewelry on

Post # 30
2487 posts
Buzzing bee

I truly love CZs set in 14k gold, and I wear wedding sets of CZs and mix and match Cz bands with my “real” E rings.

 If you make good choices, not overly glitzy and well proportioned, no one will know.

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