Engaged couples who decide to look at cubic zirconia wedding sets know something that many other couples do not. They know that cubic zirconia wedding rings and cubic zirconia engagement rings are a smart way to beat the money-crunch that everyone seems to be in these days. So what are some of the best reasons why you should buy a cubic zirconia wedding set?
Cubic Zirconia Stones are Flawless
Very few diamonds are flawless, meaning there are no inclusions or other defects present in the diamond. A cubic zirconia, on the other hand, will be absolutely flawless. This is especially important if you like cuts that feature large facets, like a cushion cut engagement rings and emerald cut engagement rings have. Larger facets will allow flaws to be easily seen in a diamond. A cubic zirconia stone will look beautiful, no matter how large its facets are.
The Durability of a CZ Stone is Very Good
Some people may worry that a CZ will not last as long as a diamond. With a hardness rating of an 8 on the Mohs scale of hardness, cubic zirconia stones are very hard and can withstand the normal wear and tear they will receive when worn every day.
No Visible Difference
The sparkle and fire of a CZ stone is very close to that of a diamond. A diamond’s refractive index is 2.417, and a CZ’s is 2.176. The cuts made on a CZ stone are sometimes a bit different than those on a diamond, but again, it takes an expert with a magnifying loupe to see those differences.
Cubic Zirconia Gemstones are Colorless
Again, very few diamonds receive a perfect “D” rating, meaning it has no tinges of yellow or brown. Cubic zirconia stones almost always receive that absolutely colorless “D” rating.
Cubic Zirconia Wedding Sets are Inexpensive
This, of course, is the best advantage of cubic zirconia. Prices for cubic zirconia rings are a fraction of the cost of diamond rings. Gorgeous yellow and white gold cubic zirconia wedding sets can be bought for several hundred dollars that would cost thousands of dollars with diamonds in them. If you are very serious about saving money, you can find some awesome sterling silver cubic zirconia wedding sets for under $100.
As you can see, high-quality cubic zirconia wedding sets are a very smart way to save your hard earned dollars while still having an absolutely breathtaking wedding ring set! My standard advice applies to buying CZ wedding sets. Always shop with a reputable store when you buy jewelry. If you shop online, make sure the store you buy from has a good return policy, so if your rings don’t meet with your expectations, you can return them.