Post # 62
My setting has a CZ in it now, but I don’t plan on it being my forever stone. But it has nothing to do with cache or any of that. Mainly it’s just that CZ is too high maintenance. I can’t have something I have to clean that frequently and be so careful of. I don’t have the kind of free time that allows me to sit around and clean rings once a day. Also, I don’t have the kind of lifestyle (or, let’s be honest, gracefulness) that will allow me to wear a fragile stone without seriously messing it up. Waiting impatiently for the Amora Gem..
But if that were our only choice, I’d do it and not feel ashamed.
Post # 64
If you get a highly rated (AAAAA) CZ they look amazing. Of course, they will eventually get scratched up and cloudy looking, but I see no problem with it at all. It’s a great option if you are saving up for a pricier ring or just don’t care that it’s inexpensive. People aren’t always aware that CZ was expensive when it was first made. People would probably want it more today if it were still costly.
I have an Amora Moissy which I love, but I wore a CZ for awhile until we were ready to choose a Moissy. It helped me select carat size and setting style. The stone looked great, the setting was rhodium plated silver and it looked pretty good especially for the price! If you are interested Emitations is awesome.
Post # 65
I just got my CZ stand in from the jeweler – it’s a Wink OEC in a 14k white gold setting. It’s a totally gorgeous antique cut. So yes, I would definitely wear CZ 🙂
Post # 66
yes. i have one and love it. where i live 2.5 carat stones are over $15,000. we could never afford a diamond the size that i want. i am perfectly happy with my ring and have only gotten compliments from it.
i personally dont give a crap what people think. it makes me happy and thats all that matters. and if it does cloud in the future i know i can replace it.
Post # 67
Love your ring and your mani! 😉
Post # 68
- Wedding: February 2018 - Toronto, Ontario
cz no, i wore too much of those in highschool so they lost the appeal, im a big fan of all things shiny
simulated/lab for sure
Post # 69
I do wear a diamond “substitute”.
A lab created white sapphire, still can’t decide between a moissanite or a natural sapphire for my forever ring.
Post # 70
I voted yes, but now I wish I could change my answer. if my fiance needed to keep his budget super low, then I probably would have hinted for something like a lab created white sapphire –which can be really inexpensive depending on where you get it.
Post # 71
Not as an engagement ring, because it isn’t very durable. I’d happily wear a moissanite (which I didn’t know existed until I joined this board) because it sounds like it would last a lifetime. Ideally I’d like a diamond but doubt if we could afford one.
Post # 72
I wouldn’t care what it was, honestly. My original preference was a semi-precious stone (garnet, amethyst, or something like that), but I wouldn’t have cared.
Post # 73
I’ve had my engagment ring for about 6 months. Its 1ct and a CZ that my boo bought from a local jewler. I wear it everyday, it gets some abuse from being in college and just general wear, but Its never clouded up on me. I wash it with dish soap and then fallow up again with this natural jewelery cleaner and polish called “A touch of purple” and instead of using a wash cloth or tooth brush I use a slanted eye shadow brush so its really gentle, and then after I dry and polish it with an eye glasses cloth. Its bright and sparkles and I get compliments on it all the time. We were originally going to upgrade later on, but I’ve fallen in love with it and might just keep it forever 🙂
My suggestion is to go to a jewler like we did, that way you can see it in person and pick outa loose CZ thats of good quality. We went to a family owned buisness so the owner was actually the one helping us and he was really great about making sure the product was good enough to stamp his name on
Post # 74
I prefer something natural than lab grown too. prefer a gemstone if we couldn’t afford a diamond.
Post # 75
Nope. I’m not saying I have to have a diamond, I prefer it, but if that wasn’t an option I would get a Garnet ring.
Post # 75
- Wedding: The castle at stagecoach
i have actually a funny story related to this, i ended up loosing the diamond ring but i used to have two rings since i live in lima and some areas are very dangerous and diamond rings get stolen all the time in some areas…. so i would wear my diamond when i was around where i lived but when i went to centro de lima for example, i would put on a 1.5c cz plated in gold just in case someone robbed me…..funny thing is I walked into a jewlery store with it on look for gold tumi necklaces that they only sell here in peru. and the jewler though the cz was a diamond….! he didnt examine it or anything just saw it on my finget but actually complemented on what a beautiful ring it was…..i let him think it was a diamond since he was sure but it completely weirded me out…..that most people cannot tell the difference at all. im upgrading my diamond ring now since i lost it to a 2c diamond solitare in platinum but every now and then i think back on this and how even a jeweler couldnt tell the difference without examaning….it makes me feel a bit like the diamond industry is a bit crappy making everyone think they need to have a diamond. im replacing my .85 diamond with a 2c because im finacially able but if i wasnt…..id definitely wear a cz since it seems no one can tell the difference….how odd!