The discussion with your future spouse about a non-diamond engagement ring can be a tough conversation when society has a certain expectation but you want to do something different. We call it being "between a rock and a hard place". This article will provide a few ideas and resources to help couples talk through the options for a non-mined-diamond alternative. Just as you can create your own wedding experience, you can choose an engagement ring that actually reflects your values-- individually and as a couple. And if you do it together, it's a great test-drive of many future values-driven decisions a marriage will be better off for if a couple makes together.
So, you've found our website and you're getting ready to purchase a jewelry piece. Then you realize, "They have so many products! How in the world will I find what I'm looking for?"
Lucky for you, we got the lowdown on how you can zero in on what you want from thousands of choices with just a few clicks - all from a shopper's point of view.
Since the founding of our website-- check out our top, most-read 17 blog posts to date! Topics include diamond deprogramming, relationship tips, engagement proposal ideas and stories, product care and cleaning, picking the right engagement ring, gift ideas and what factors make our 5A diamond-quality cubic zirconia stones the best!
Mass retailers that sell jewelry are always getting caught red-handed selling items manufactured with materials that are suspect. The result? Toxic jewelry.
Please take a look at today's article. It’s no fun to read, and it was no fun to write. But reading this may save the life of someone you care about (or his/her brain, kidneys, bones, or reproductive function)
It's not really because he doesn't want to buy you jewelry. He does. He really does. It's just that there's quite a number of things that also go with that decision. Understanding these questions will lead to you helping him buy you that ring you've been secretly eyeing forever.
Make no mistake. Although our stones are imitation diamonds, the precious metals we use in our jewelry items are exactly that – PRECIOUS.
Not yet decided on the right shape of the center stone of your engagement ring? No problem! Let’s see if we can talk through it together.
Forget so-called 'home-remedies' for cleaning jewelry and expensive jewelry cleaners that only work for some kinds of jewelry (and damage others). There are two simple ways to clean your CubicZirconia.com jewelry yourself, at home. One method is basically free, and the other will cost you less than US$15 bucks. We'll discuss both methods of cleaning fine CZ jewelry in this post.
We recommend cleaning daily-wear rings, earrings, and pendants from CubicZirconia.com every week or at most every two weeks.
Follow our care and cleaning FAQ’s simple rules for proper and regular care, and avoid letting your jewelry encounter these harmful substances too much, and there’s no reason your fine cubic zirconia jewelry from CubicZirconia.com can’t last you a lifetime.
In this post, we fully explained what rhodium is, why rhodium-plating is popular with fine jewelry (and fine jewelry customers!) and provide more rhodium-related info than you’ll probably ever want to know. We even cover the drawbacks to rhodium-plating -- mainly the ongoing maintenance cost and effort-- to help our customers wanting white precious metal jewelry to make the best possible decision.
Please note that rhodium-plating for extra protection and shine comes standard on all fine sterling silver and white gold jewelry created by CubicZirconia.com. Replating white gold and sterling silver jewelry with new rhodium is a service we offer at a low cost.
If you prefer the softer, warm tones of white gold that has not been rhodium-plated, please contact us before purchase so that we can make that modification when you place your order.
Sorry, but in most cases “grandma’s jewelry organizer” where everything is jumbled together is a BIG NO-NO. Be aware of what other objects that you/your jewelry may come into contact with and store your rings, earrings, pendants and more safely with these jewelry storage tips.
The Moh's Scale of Hardness ranks minerals, gemstones, metals and other materials based on what material scratches what other materials, and what materials are scratched by it in return. Basically, a material can be scratched by anything ranked above it and can scratch anything ranked below it. This is important because you're going to learn how to mostly prevent the #1 reason fine precious metal jewelry becomes damaged and doesn't last the lifetime you expect it to last!
Over time any sterling silver jewelry piece exposed to air will tarnish by changing colors. Yes: ALL sterling silver jewelry will tarnish/discolor over a long enough time.
But that is not to say sterling silver will ‘tarnish quickly’ in a general sense or that it will tarnish with normal wear for one wearer during their years of wear. Allow us a minute or two to explain the factors that will cause our sterling silver jewelry to tarnish more quickly than it should.
Sterling silver will tarnish more/more often over time than 10 karat gold, which is more susceptible to tarnishing than 14 karat gold. 14 karat gold is itself more likely to become tarnished than 18 karat gold. Here's why...and what it means to you as a jewelry buyer.
Our average markup for gold, palladium, and platinum is 20-40% less than the industry standard for precious metals jewelry.
We invite you to compare our precious metals jewelry prices with other jewelers and you’ll see that, gram for gram in gold, palladium and platinum cubic zirconia jewelry, we offer the best prices for the highest-quality cubic zirconia jewelry manufactured anywhere.
Why can we say that with 100% confidence?
Part of it is because of the difference in precious metals markup, but it’s also that we have designed our shopping experience to be fair.
Permit us a short explanation, please?
Anyone who says they can tell the difference with the naked eye (i.e. looking unaided, with no special tools or props) between a perfect mined diamond and the top-quality 5A Cubic Zirconia such as that we make and use in our jewelry is:
only giving anecdotal evidence based on a flawed experiment set-up
comparing diamonds to poor-quality CZ manufactured by companies trying to save money on quality.(i.e. not CubicZirconia.com cubic zirconia)
trying to sell you diamond jewelry
or some combination of the above.
Allow me to explain...