(Closed) Ring Question

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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417 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

2 things:

First, CZ will not hold up well over the years and will have to be replaced.

Secondly, many jewelers will not work with CZ, so you may have to order a high quality one from a reputable website like Berricle. 

Post # 4
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4663 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

look into moissanite side stones perhaps?

Post # 5
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3063 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I second Moissanite over CZ.

Here’s some pretty options that Moissaniteco.com has!

$469 for 13 stones set in a channel band

http://www.moissaniteco.com/18mm-13stone-round-moissanite-channel-anniversary-ring-026ct-p-15026.html

$475-$535 depending on finger size for a full eternity channel

http://www.moissaniteco.com/18mm-13stone-round-moissanite-channel-anniversary-ring-026ct-p-15026.html

 

Good luck! I hope you find what you’re looking for. Laughing

Post # 6
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8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@meadow_jersey:  I would go for the real thing. CZ isn’t built to last, and it’ll end up costing more when you need to replace it every year.

It’s your wedding set. Isn’t it worth spending a few hundred more (that’s all we’re talking if they’re small diamonds) on something you’ll wear forever and possibly pass down one day?

Post # 7
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513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I wouldn’t recommend going with CZ unless you’re planning on upgrading in the somewhat-near future. The problem with CZ is that they are not very durable. They chip/scratch/abrade very easily. If you don’t want to pay for diamond then you have some other options such at Moissanite,White Topaz and White Sapphire. πŸ™‚

 

Post # 8
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417 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Before recommending moissanite I would have to know what size, cut, and color her solitaire is.  Diamond and moissanite can look great side by side, or they can look very mismatched. 

If she already has a diamond CZ will probably match better.  That’s why if she doesn’t want to continually replace it I recommend a diamond wedding band. 

Post # 9
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6359 posts
Bee Keeper

You can ask, however, be prepared…many jewelers frown on CZ and may not be that gracious in saying no. If you really want CZ, I’d suggest you go to one that you know sells CZ stuff already.

Diamond melee can be quite affordable… especially if you’re willing to compromise on quality (yes, it varies a lot…cut/color/clarity just like the bigger ones).

Post # 10
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387 posts
Helper bee

Try looking at overstock!  I searched for you πŸ™‚  I’m not sure what yoru budget is, but they have tons of beautiful rings!  That’s where we got my wedding bands (2 eternity bands for under $900, and they look as/more beautiful than the ones in the store!)

Post # 12
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263 posts
Helper bee

@meadow_jersey: If you aren’t sentimental about your band, go CZ.  However, I wouldn’t ask a jeweler to set them for you. Head over to Berricle. I’ve heard great reviews about their jewelry. You might also look around Ebay, Amazon, or DiamondBistro websites for diamond bands that will cost less than at the store. 

 

Moissanite it always an option. It’s sturdier than CZ, and won’t need to be replaced.

ETA: In stones that size (ie melee) the matching of moissanite to your diamond shouldn’t be an issue. 

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