There are many reasons why a cubic zirconia engagement ring would be a great choice. CZ stones have many great qualities, but most people don’t know much about them other than that they look so much like diamonds, it’s just about impossible to tell the difference.
Here are three important reasons why you should definitely consider getting a cubic zirconia engagement ring:
1. They have no flaws. By that, I mean the actual CZ stone will not have any of the natural inclusions that a diamond will have. Diamonds almost always have carbon deposits in them that can be visible to the naked eye. Not so with cubic zirconia. The manufacturing process for CZ is very strict, and ensures a perfect stone every time. This is the way a jeweler will know it’s not a diamond – there are no inclusions in a CZ stone.
2. The stones in a CZ engagement ring are very strong. The Mohs scale rates CZ at just over an 8, which is very hard. Diamonds rate a 10 on the scale, so you can see that CZ is not far behind. You don’t have to be concerned about working or playing with a cubic zirconia engagement ring on because there is very little danger that your stone will be damaged during most normal activities. Of course, if you work (or play) near harsh chemicals like salt or chlorine frequently, it would probably be a good idea to remove your ring, mostly because the chemicals could eventually damage the setting (the metal part) of your ring.
3. Cubic zirconia engagement rings are cheap! Now, sometimes the word “cheap” has a negative connotation, but not this time. It simply means that a ring with a CZ in it will cost probably 1/10th as much as one with a diamond it. Good quality sterling silver cubic zirconia rings can easily be found for $50, and sometimes less. If you prefer that your cubic zirconia engagement ring be set in gold, the price will be higher, of course. I have seen beautiful, high quality, 10K CZ rings available for a little as $179! The same size diamond ring will probably cost at least $1000, maybe more.
You really do owe it to yourself to check out the vast selection of CZ engagement rings that are available. They are a great alternative to diamonds, especially for the budget-conscious shopper. Remember, you will be the only one (besides your jeweler) who knows, so I say, why not get a cubic zirconia engagement ring? Your budget will love you for it, and more importantly, you will love your beautiful ring!