If you are looking for a promise ring or maybe just a ring in general, you might be wondering whether to get a diamond or cubic zirconia gemstone. A diamond’s social status is well known, but why choose a cubic zirconia?
Promise rings are most commonly given to a woman by a man as a commitment, before getting engaged and is used like a “pre-engagement’ ring. One of the main reasons for giving a promise ring instead of a engagement ring is usually down to the couple not being financially ready for marriage. Real diamonds can cost thousands of dollars, therefore cubic zirconia is perfect to help keep costs down.
Other Reasons to Buy Cubic Zirconia
First of all, no one (not even trained gemologists) can tell the difference without the use of equipment such as microscope, or loupe to test and verify the gem. Being man made, cubic zirconia is flawless, where as natural diamonds will have imperfections. Along with those imperfections, diamonds usually have a tinge of brown or yellow and it is rare to have a completely colourless diamond. Cubic zirconia can be made completely colourless to look like perfect scores on the diamond colour and clarity scales. Coloured diamonds are also rare, where as cubic zirconia can be made in any colour under the sun.
So while cubic zirconia doesn’t have the status and the investment opportunities that diamonds do, they do make a good choice for a beautiful ring for yourself or a loved one without spending your life savings.