Cubic Zirconia engagement rings. Jewelry, especially a diamond is always a woman’s dream. For hundreds of years, women have always hoped to have a diamond jewelry. Even in 1953, Marilyn Monroe sang a song called “Diamonds are girl’s best friend”.
Surely you agree that not everyone can afford to buy it because the price is so damn high. But with the existence of rhinestone, like Cubic Zirconia (CZ), makes a lot of people can buy diamond-like jewelry at affordable prices.
So similar, even jewelry sellers cannot distinguish between Cubic Zirconia and the original diamond with the naked eyes. Although the characters and shape are very similar, Cubic Zirconia is cheaper compared to the price of an original diamond.
The History of Cubic Zirconia
An artificial diamond is totally different with the synthetic diamond because synthetic diamonds are natural diamonds (though produced in laboratories rather than created by nature). An artificial stone is a synthetic material that can resemble the original stone. This stone can be produced at a lower cost.
Around 1946, several synthetic materials were offered in the market as diamond simulants, such as Synthetic Rutile (Titanium Oxide), Strontium Titanite, and YAG (Yttrium Aluminum Garnet). Unfortunately, all of these materials are not so ideal.
Synthetic Rutile was seen clearly that it was a fake diamond, while Strontium Titanite is too soft (hardness is only 5.5 Mohs scale). YAG is actually slightly better, but in the 1970’s, it was replaced by the success of other diamonds replica, Cubic Zirconia.
Cubic Zirconia (CZ) is a high-quality synthetic gemstone that looks like a real diamond and usually made in a laboratory. It is a zirconium oxide (ZrO2), a very rare type of mineral that is naturally occurring but easily synthesized for use as a diamond imitation. Cubic Zirconia is very hard, optically perfect, and can be made in different colors.
Cheap Cubic Zirconia Engagement Rings
The jewelry made from Cubic Zirconia become so popular in the 1980’s. Cubic Zirconia is widely used as an ornament for a wide variety of jewelry such as earrings, necklaces, pendants, and bracelets. Cubic Zirconia is also made for wedding rings, engagement rings, and eternal rings.
Cubic Zirconia is available in a variety of different colors. The most popular colors are white or transparent (colorless) and purple. This material usually combined with luxurious bands such as white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold.
Some of Cubic Zirconia engagement rings models can be found at Walmart, Amazon, Etsy or Argos. You can also found this style of rings in some popular jewelry stores such as Sears, Zales or Jared. You can choose the style and diamond cut base on your budget and taste. Don’t be worried, the price is literally cheap. The vintage and antique style also can be found in there.
Some diamond cutting style can be applied to the cubic zirconia to make it more beautiful such as cushion cut, princess cut, asscher cut, emerald cut, or brilliant cut. It’s very suitable for the engagement rings. Once you find the right band and the right diamond cut, you can have a luxurious look-like engagement ring.