Post # 1
I’m new to the weddingbee (though I’ve lurked for a bit) and wanted to get a bit of advice from anyone who may happen to own a cubic zirconia ring.
My boyfriend and I have been discussing getting engaged lately, but I decided that I really didn’t want him to invest in a diamond right now. We’re in our early 20’s, getting on our feet, and in an LDR (looking to end that soon). With that thought in mind, I think of all the things the money could go towards instead. Well that’s caused me to look at some CZ rings as an alternative and I’ve found a couple that I really liked on CZJewelry.com
But i’m nervous to have my partner purchase from there without hearing any reviews from other people. Did you like your ring? Was it just as described? How did it hold up? Did it even arrive (I recently had an internet purchase issue like this)?
I’d appreciate any feedback!
The two rings that caught my eye:
(I saw these two rings also on Amazon.com, but the center stones looked very different and obviously cz to me)
Post # 3
I have no experience with the site you linked, but have you checked Berricle? They have a great selection of beautiful, affordable CZ rings. They are a good company to deal with, and great quality.
Post # 4
If you have a little more room in your buget, another option would be to purchase a solid gold setting and a loose stone to create your ow ring. Silver is great, but it is a soft metal and may not stand the test of time.
For example, this setting can be customized for a variety of shapes and sizes of centerstones.
This is a great source for affordable, beautifully cut CZ http://www.diamondcz.co.uk/
Or, you could check eBay and etsy for loose, lab created gems like white sapphires, as they will be more durable than CZ. For example, this stone is $10 http://www.ebay.ca/itm/WHITE-SAPPHIRE-6-X-4-MM-EMERALD-CUT-ONLY-8-99-EACH-/380589836426?pt=Loose_Gemstones_1&hash=item589cec088a&_uhb=1
Post # 5
@mrsmay07: Thank you!
I’m looking at Berricle right now as I type 🙂
And I definitely like the thought of the setting with a loose stone. I really love the antique looking settings, maybe I can find one for a good price ^_^
(I’m feeling hopeful again)
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Post # 7
@Lounging_in_Lilacs: check out ebay for lab created diamonds. some cz will get cloudy over time. i purchased a lab created diamond many, many years ago as a fill-in and even though i don’t wear it any more, it’s still as sparkly as the day i got it.
you can get something like this for cheap. bidding starts at $10. that’s what i got mine for. it’s palladium plated which is better than just silver.
Post # 8
@mrsmay07: Those are lovely! Thank you 🙂
Post # 9
@mypinkshoes: Thank you!
I’m a bit new to the ebay world of buying and bidding but it’s really surprising me with everything it has to offer. And I love your suggestion of palladium over silver. Silver always makes me a bit nervous, as I tend to have very sensitive skin, especially if the silver unknowingly has nickel in it 🙁