Cubic zirconia, which is also often referred to as CZ looks very much like a diamond but is in fact a simulated precious stone. The popularity of these as a stone to use in your rings has grown a lot in recent years, especially as people want to get the look of diamonds but don’t want the cost.
To the casual observer, many cubic zirconia rings will appear to be genuine diamond ones, and many people like the fact that they can afford much larger rings with a CZ setting. You can also get colored CZ stones, if you fancy something a bit different.
Another reason that people like cubic zirconia, is the fact that it doesn’t have to same value as diamonds. If one was to loose or have stolen a diamond ring the cost of replacing it would be very high, however, although the CZ rings may attract a thief in the same way as diamonds do, they are much cheaper to replace.
You can of course, like natural gems, get different cuts of rings made from this material. As well this you are going to need to consider the clarity and carat of the ring that you are buying. Whether you are buying this for yourself, or as an engagement ring for your partner, it certainly pays to be in the know and understand these elements.
If you want a way to get a fantastic looking ring, without the heft price tag then these kinds of rings are certainly the way to go. After all, the most important thing in the giving and receiving of these rings is the sentiment behind it rather than the price tag.