(Closed) Would you ever agree to having a CZ?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you ever have had a CZ as your main e-ring stone?
    No, I would never have considered that. : (283 votes)
    57 %
    Yes, I have no shame in what stone I have. : (153 votes)
    31 %
    Yes, but not happily. : (42 votes)
    8 %
    I'm not sure... : (19 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 91
    2970 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I didn’t vote, because my answer would be ‘Yes, but not permanently’

    I used to be 100% all for CZ. I even told Fiance waaaay back in the day that I was down with a CZ. Then I can here and read about how it can go cloudy etc. So I would have been fine with a CZ in a beautiful setting, to be replaced with a moissy or diamond or other gem when it was financially possible. 

    Post # 92
    2094 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    lenabee:  Yes, I would have minded but it’s such a personal choice, that my opinion may not be for another, ya know? 

    So if someone is fine with it, then fine. However, I do think people should be as up front as they can about it. I feel when peeps don’t say anything, they are trying to pass it off as a diamond. That I don’t care for, b/c if you really don’t care, then just tell people.

    But ya…in the end, it’s their choice. 

    Post # 93
    1194 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I wouldn’t do CZ just because of it being softer and my fear of it not lasting. Moissy is where it’s at! Not crazy expensive, almost the same durability, and sparkly forever!

    Post # 94
    794 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

    No, I’d rather a ring with no stone over a CZ. I just don’t want something that won’t last. 

    One of the most beautiful engagement rings I’ve ever seen was a ring a coworkers husband designed. It’s a thick band with engravings in it (really hard to describe) and her wedding band is pave diamonds. It’s really beautiful and so unique.

    If CZ was thrown on the table, I’d probably just opt for a band. 

    Post # 95
    2 posts

    My dnl ring which is cz but coated so it doesn’t get cloudy. I absolutely love it,

    Post # 96
    3307 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Absolutely not. And I don’t have “stand-in” rings either, as I’m not into fakes of any kind. That being said it doesn’t trouble me at all if someone else wears CZs; it’s a personal choice. People should wear what they want.

    Post # 97
    4698 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Other people can do as they wish, but I wouldn’t. Just as I wouldn’t buy a fake Gucci bag, I’d rather the real thing.

    Post # 98
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2000

    I don’t care for clear / white stones, so I wouldn’t choose a traditional diamond, CZ, mossy, white sapphire, or white topaz.  To me, they all look like ice cubes.  I chose a colored gemstone, Australian black opal, because I’m fascinated with the way the colors change in the light.  I’m also willing to admit that I consider all simulant and lab created gemstones to be fake.  I wouldn’t settle for either of them for an engagement ring.

    Post # 99
    193 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2004

    Even if it weren’t a diamond, I would prefer a real stone. I would definitely do white topaz, sapphire or a colored gem as my center stone of my ering before I did glass…but, that’s just me! 🙂

    Post # 100
    325 posts
    Helper bee

    It would not be my first choice – as I am not preferential to clear stones or a diamond/diamond look type girl, I would prefer a gemstone first (which I have) but if that is what Fiance had picked out for me and given to me I would have been just as ecstatic, said yes and loved the ring the same.

    Post # 101
    10577 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    No..I wear cz stud earrings sometimes..but I wouldn’t want cz for my ering..if we couldn’t get a diamond id rather have a moissanite

    Post # 102
    1654 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    My center stone is a Wink CZ. I find the quality to be exceptional, and I had it heat treated to look less “glassy” and see-through. My priority was on the setting Fiance and I purchased instead of the stone. I figure after we get married we can save up for a diamond with the equivalent size stone if I wanted to, but the only reason I would want to is because of durability.

    I’ve owned a diamond, moissanite, and now a CZ, and of all three I prefer the clarity and sharp cut of the CZ, but the durability of the diamond. 

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 5 months ago by  akirasan.
    Post # 103
    1229 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I think it could be very entertaining to line up a bunch of moissanite, CZ, and diamond rings and record how many people could actually tell the difference between them.

    I strongly suspect the results would look a lot like blind taste tests of expensive vs inexpensive wines. Everyone likes to think s/he is a connoisseur, but when the blindfold is on / pricetag is off, unless you’re a jeweler or an oenophile, everything seems pretty much the same.

    So, yes, I would wear a CZ or a moissanite (I AM wearing a moissanite) and I would actually feel better than wearing a diamond, because I don’t want a nice sedan/downpayment for a house on my ring finger! 

    Post # 104
    722 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    From what I understand there are a few campanies that make higher quality CZ’s.  Apparently the higher quality CZ’s last longer than say the CZ’s you would buy from the corner drug store.  So, I guess my answer is that yes I would be ok with a CZ if about 3 or 4 stones could be bought at one time so I knew there was something to replace my stone with when it got foggy or whatever happens to CZ’s after awhile.

    I feel like if theres an agrement between you and your Fiance nothing else matters.  On the Bee I do feel like theres way to much emphasis put on ‘the forever’ stone.  I don’t feel like its real life.  There are many of my friends who can’t afford diamonds.

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 3 months ago by  chica95110.
    Post # 105
    16 posts

    Ladies-Unfortunately there are many jewelry stores that will sell CZ stones at ridiculous high prices, yet the stones are not the highest quality. CZ stones are graded differently from diamonds in that they use a A to AAAAA rating. This rating is based upon the same characteristic as the 4Cs of diamonds. Most cubic zirconia sold in stores and online are 3A. These stones are good and will suffice for costume jewelry. However if you want a CZ engagement ring you should only look at 5A CZ. 5A cubic zirconia stones are manufactured differently in that they use the same techniques that are used when manufacturing genuine diamonds. This includes adding the facets to the stones which would reflect light, giving the stones fire and ice, just like diamonds. 5A CZ are practically indistinguishable from genuine diamonds.

     There is really no way to know if your jeweler or online jeweler is selling you a 5A quality stone…so we suggest you always purchase from a store which has good reviews and has a money back guarantee.  PS: 5A Cubic Zirconia stones are NOT coated! 

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