Cubic zirconia rings can be quite beautiful, and a much more affordable alternative to diamond rings. Cubic zirconia (CZ) stones closely resemble diamonds but do not cost anywhere near as much. A cubic zironia ring may be made using sterling silver, yellow gold or white gold. While some rings only use CZ stones, many also use these beautiful stones together with an emerald, pearl, jade, topaz, ruby, amethyst or other precious stone.
Gold CZ Rings:
The price of a gold cubic zirconia ring depends on how many carats of gold a ring is made from and whether other precious stones are used. If only CZ stones are used, the ring may be cheaper, although that also depends on how many stones are used and where it is sold. Kohl’s and Macy’s sell some beautifully designed 14k gold rings in the $300 – $450 range but if you are looking for something a bit more affordable, then you may want to consider purchasing a ring at an online retail site. Overstock.com sells a Michael Valitutti Signity 14k Gold CZ Ring for $167; Amazon.com sells a Solid 14k Gold Three CZ Stone Engagement Wedding for $183.
Silver CZ Rings:
Silver rings are more affordable than their gold counterparts. You can easily buy one for less than $100. If the ring is meant to be an engagement ring, you may want to consider having it personalized from your local Wal-Mart or Target; some online retailers also personalize wedding rings bought from their site, on request. A ring of this nature costs around $50 – $70 and is usually simple yet classy in design.
If you are looking for regular silver CZ rings, then some very ornate ones can be found for sale at J.C. Penney. The Platinum Dreams Sterling Silver CZ Ring costs $70, but there are a number of other options, such as the J.C. Penney Sterling Silver CZ Four Row Ring and Sterling Silver Channel Set CZ Ring, both of which cost under $50.
Zirconia Rings with Other Precious Stones:
Many stones can be used together with CZ stones. J.C. Penney sells zirconia rings made from silver that feature a red, blue, pink or violet topaz; these cost around $50 each. If the ring is made from gold, then the price is quite a bit higher. You can buy a 10k gold CZ ring with a precious stone for under $100; ones made using 14k or 18k gold are significantly more expensive.