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Every woman has dreamed of that special day when her knight in shining armor professes his love for her while presenting her with a gorgeous diamond ring. In today’s world, that shining diamond ring is just a fantasy for many young couples. Many have been hit by our struggling economy and luxury items, like diamonds, are too expensive to buy. As a writer for an online jewelry store, I have noticed a growing trend…people are purchasing cubic zirconia rings as an alternative to diamonds.

I know some of you that are reading this are gasping at the thought of wearing anything other than a diamond on that special finger. However, I challenge anyone to test of trying to tell a real high-quality diamond from a real high-quality cubic zirconia. Many jewelry stores are selling 10K and 14K white and yellow gold bands with titillating cubic zirconia gemstones that add exquisite luster to a myriad of beautiful settings.

Cubic zirconia is the professional term for simulated diamonds also called synthetic diamonds. Most of us have been taught to be afraid of terms such as simulated or synthetic…but the fact that they are manmade is actually an advantage. Because cubic zirconia is grown in a controlled environment, unlike diamonds; they are free from any visible inclusions or dirt trapped inside the stone. This gives these luxurious gemstones an added edge of being able to attain high clarity and color markings. It is almost impossible to find a lackluster cubic zirconia.



Consider the price versus quality ratio when buying a diamond or cubic zirconia engagement ring. For anyone on a budget, the chance of purchasing a quality diamond is not very high. An inexpensive diamond will be cloudy with inclusions. However, an inexpensive cubic zirconia will still exude an intense sparkle that casts a striking allure over the ring’s motif.

Remember, being on a fixed income doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice owning an exquisite symbol of your love for the sake of owning a real diamond. There’s nothing wrong with choosing a gorgeous cubic zirconia over a diamond engagement ring whose beauty and shimmer have the power to stand the test of time without breaking the bank.

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