*Price – much more affordable than diamonds
*Selection – with lower price range, more variety of options to choose from
*Can be the ring she’ll wear forever, the ring she’ll wear for now, or the ring she’ll wear for fun!
If you’re searching for a diamond engagement ring, there’s no shortage of stores, websites, and personal consultants to help you with the decision. If you’re shopping for cubic zirconia rings, though, you may be hard pressed to find the assistance you need. Yes, diamonds are the real deal, and yes, they’re more expensive. But CZs give you options that diamonds don’t!
We have to be honest – some women are not going to be pleased with a faux diamond. However, if presented correctly, CZ engagement rings have as much heart and soul as traditional solitaires. No need to worry, Emitations.com has an easy 5 step guide to perfecting the CZ proposal…
1. Find her ring size. When you have a moment, slip one of her rings as far as it will comfortably go on your finger. Mark the spot with a pen, and measure around your finger at that point. Or, go to the store and try on rings until you find one that fits the same way. That’s the size you need! If you can’t get your hands on a ring of hers, it’s a little more tricky. You can wrap a string around her finger when she’s sleeping, or inquire with one of her close friends.
2. Figure out your budget. CZs are great because you can get the biggest, fanciest bling you want, at a price you can afford. Plan on spending between $50 and $300, and you’re sure to find plenty of options to choose from. You can choose from just CZ engagement rings, or from wedding ring sets. The sets will come with an engagement ring and a wedding band.
3. Keep the gift receipt. She might need to exchange the ring for a different size, or she might honestly just not like it. Luckily, a CZ ring can be exchanged with no hassle! There’s no need to give her the receipt along with the ring, just put it somewhere safe.
5. Don’t try to pass it off as a real diamond! This is not a lie that women take lightly, and it will come back to haunt you during your marriage. It might be next week, it might be 30 years from now, but she will find out. Make sure she knows from the get-go what she has, and your relationship will be stronger for it.
Wondering how to actually phrase that? Try one of these options, but above all be honest:
“Honey, I wanted to buy you a gorgeous diamond ring, but right now you know there’s no way I could afford it. I couldn’t go another day without asking you to be my wife, so I hope you won’t mind getting this CZ ring for now. Once we’ve saved up some more, I’ll get you the diamond of your dreams”
“Sweetie, you deserve a huge rock that’s just as beautiful as you are. If I bought a real diamond, I could only have afforded a tiny little speck of a stone. So, I got a CZ ring for you instead…I just felt like the size of the stone reflected how much I loved you, and I couldn’t bear to give you something you needed a magnifying glass to see”
“Darling, I wanted this proposal to be a surprise. But, I didn’t want to buy you a diamond that you didn’t like. I bought a CZ engagement ring instead, and you can wear it until we go to pick out the perfect diamond. After all, a diamond is forever, and I want you to be sure you love it before committing – just like I was sure of my love for you before I proposed.”
We promise you’ll be making her an offer she can’t refuse…now go get hitched!