(Closed) Is CZ tacky?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

@ihavethemusicinme:  Can you afford a lab created sapphire with CZ stones on the side or a CZ halo? That may be a good compromise.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have an adult student who amidst a discussion on ethical diamond mining the other night admitted that her ring was yellow plated gold with CZ. Now some students snickered, but I will never forget her response. She basically told them that it was all her husband could afford and she was proud of it. She then asked them if they were as happy as she was in her marriage. That kind of shut some people up right away. To me, each woman must make her own decision and if the CZ works for you now then go for it! Its really no one else’s business. I see discussions many times on persons with the desire for large rings and big diamonds, unfortunately some really can’t afford the ring and go into debt to buy the ring. Again to each their own, but if you are debt averse, you choose a nice CZ set and wear it with pride. Check places like eBay and Etsy as you can sometimes get some reasonable buys of second hand diamond or white gold ring. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I have a CZ, so no I do not think it’s tacky. (Also, I see you’re new… it’s a Wedding Bee faux pas to say anything is tacky, let alone personal ring choices! Just fyi)

That being said, CZs, as well as anything really, can be tacky if you make it out to be. I have a 1.5 ct Asha cz center stone that has a coating on it which strengthens it and makes the color more in line with an H colored diamond. I do not think it’s gaudy, nor tacky, and everyone has only had incredibly nice things to say about it. It is very “believeable,” but if anyone asked if it was a diamond of course I’d say no and explain the benefits as I see them.

If I bought an 8 ct. blinding white CZ on a huge cathedral setting, then yes, in my opinion, it would be tacky. But then again, maybe a diamond that looked like that would look tacky too ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I think your grandma’s “stand in” looks just fine, but if you have your heart set on a sapphire, Overstock does have some really lovely, reasonably priced jewelry, and cheap shipping to boot.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Would you plan on saving for a new ring in the future?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I wouldn’t get CZ simply because it clouds over eventually and scrathces easily… You can always do moissanite. It’s a big hit around here, lots of threads showing moissanite rings for you to look at. or something like white topaz is a little bit stronger than CZ and extremely inexpensive. Hope this helps!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My Future Sister-In-Law is wearing a CZ right now; the real diamond is half paid for but no one knows that the stand-in is not a real diamond.  If you don’t draw attention to it no one will notice.

If they do notice and have a problem, so what?  If you love it, and you have a great relationship, wear it with pride!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

What did you end up getting

Post # 13
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Newbee

You can easily have a beautiful engagement ring that no one would know was a CZ if it is a 5A rated cubic zirconia (best CZ and most indistinguishable to diamonds) Highly suggest you do have a gold band instead of sterling silver, as SS can eventually fade if you wear it ever day! Here are some 5A CZ Engagement Rings!

*Only purchase from a store that offers a money back guarantee and has great ratings! 

 

 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2008

  Constant wear 24/7 for over a year. I own my own cleaning service so I work with a lot of chemicals.  I wear them to tan, put lotion and makeup on,  do dishes, these rings never come off my finger. I am very much a lady who likes sparkly,  flashy bawdy things. So when my husband and I went shopping for new rings on our 5th anniversary the fact our budget had me looking for bling. I almost fainted when the rings I really liked were around $12,000 – $18,000. No way in heck no matter how much our budget had grown. We were not going in debt for a ring. Two jewelers actually recommended we look into cubic zirconium. So we started looking. Prices ranged from $100.00 – $400.00. Yes for cz. My husband being the EBay fanatic he is did a search. Both his and my ring under $30.00 delivered. Both been worn over a year now. To us its not about the cost of our rings.  It’s about the vows we pledged and fitting our style. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Tarp Chapel

I think the ring is just fine! It’s about the commitment behind the ring, not the ring itself. I say it’s perfect. You guys can get a new ring once it becomes something you guys can afford if you want to, but I think the thought behind the ring is beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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