Engagement Rings the Affordable Way
Engagement rings don't have to cost a fortune, because the idea of only having a diamond in your ring is becoming passé for many reasons.
The Quality of Created Diamonds and Cubic Zirconias is Excellent
Cubic zirconia (also known as CZ) is a synthetic crystalline substance used as an alternative to diamonds. The man-made material is colourless, hard, and flawless. CZ’s popularity stems from its similarity to diamonds in brilliance and crystal clarity while still being affordable. Today CZ has become one of the most popular stones used in jewelry to create attractive yet inexpensive pieces.
If cut properly, a hand-cut cubic zirconia has the same luminosity of a diamond. Such stones can be indistinguishable to he naked eye and even to a jeweller.
They are the Sustainable Solution
Not only are the diamonds almost identical to their mined counterparts, but they offer a sustainable solution to our sparkler habit. It’s a brilliant idea: within a lab, scientists grow diamonds from carbon, cleverly lessening the environmental and ethical strain on our precious resources. They provide a sustainable solution to the unpredictable diamond trade, raising ethical standards and cutting out harmful mining practices.
They (Of Course) are a FRACTION of the Cost
It's hard to deny the value of a created stone. Depending on the size and cut, a created diamond costs less than $100. Diamonds are many many multiples of that! That means you can save the extra money, spend it on something else, buy a few more created diamond options....whatever you want!
They are Available in Different Colours for the Same Price
Pink diamonds, Canary Diamonds and other colours are extremely rare, with the price tag to match. Created Diamonds come in many different vibrant colours to make for tons of choice.
Cubic Zirconias are Almost Entirely Flawless
Being created artificially, Zirconia does not have any inclusions. Cubic Zirconia have facets that are smoother and rounder edges. To see these differences you will have to look through the jewellers loupe or microscope of 10X magnification
At a time when couples are planning their future, there are a TON of costs. Let your engagement ring be the affordable part, without sacrificing quality.