4 Essential “Cuts” for A Ring

Initially, it may seem like picking an engagement or wedding ring would be relatively simple: the one that looks nicest/prettiest to you and your partner. But when it gets right down to it, choosing the perfect ring involves a few details that you don’t think about right away. There’s the size, of course – but then there’s the “cut.” A traditional “round” or “pear-shaped” are among the most popular styles…

7 Tips for Buying High-Quality CZ Pieces

More and more smart shoppers today are opting for high-quality cubic zirconia jewelry over pricier diamonds or other expensive gems. For those unfamiliar with “CZs,” they may not realize that quality cubic zirconia rings are almost indistinguishable from the pricier options. Even experts need to pull out the “loupe” to truly tell the difference. This is perhaps one big reason that wealthy socialites and celebrities frequently opt for “CZs,” especially…

6 Cool Facts About Cubic Zirconia

Cubic Zirconia jewelry – or “CZs” – is heating up as the super-smart option for anyone who loves their “bling.” And there are some very good reasons why CZ jewelry is the hot ticket among those who could afford pricier diamonds or gems, or anyone who wants dazzling (but affordable) jewelry. (See some outstanding examples up close at Birkat Elyon). CZs result when the mineral element “zirconium oxide” is super-heated…

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5 Smart Reasons to Choose A CZ Engagement Ring

Sure, a diamond engagement or wedding ring has been a longstanding “tradition.” But today’s smart money types are looking past that and opting for something just as brilliant, durable and beautiful – but much more economical. Namely, a cubic zirconia ring. According to The Knot, the average cost of a diamond ring is close to $6K – and that price has been steadily going up every year. For most folks,…

What You Need to Know About Ring Resizing

So you bought yourself a shiny new ring (or someone bought one for you), did you? Hopefully it’s exactly what you wanted and looks beautiful on your hand. But even if it does, there’s still one other thing you have to hope for. You have to hope it fits you properly. Of course, you’ve got options if it doesn’t. You can have your ring resized if it’s too big or…

How to Clean and Care for Cubic Zirconia

Do you have a collection of fine cubic zirconia jewelry? These incredible and affordable gemstones have soared in popularity since the 1970s and are available in a variety of cuts, sizes, colors and qualities. If you’ve purchased high-end cubic zirconia (CZ) like the Russian Formula CZ Birkat Elyon carries, then you want to take care of it. After all that effort by you or your special someone to pick out…

The Different Types of CZ Jewelry

If you’ve been reading our blog with any sort of frequency whatsoever, then you’ve probably noticed a trend: we talk about cubic zirconia jewelry a lot. Maybe it’s caught your attention, maybe it hasn’t. If the latter is the case, it might just be because you aren’t familiar with cubic zirconia or “cz” jewelry. This may surprise you, but just like diamonds and other “real” gemstones, there are a variety…

The History of Cubic Zirconia Jewelry

Everyone knows that diamonds come from deep inside the Earth and were formed over many, many years, but what about simulated diamonds? Cubic zirconia is a simulated , man-made gemstone that first came onto the market in the late 1970s. At the time, no one had seen anything like it before. Here was a gem that looked reminiscent of diamonds. In fact, the highest quality “CZ,” as it is often…

The “Rules” for Giving Jewelry as a Gift

It feels like they were just here yesterday, doesn’t it? Surely it can’t really be time for the holidays yet again. There should be time still, time to procrastinate. But no, a quick glance at the calendar confirms that it is indeed that time again, and that there is no more time afforded you to delay shopping. If you’re smart, you planned ahead and got all or most of your…

Top Five Benefits of Cubic Zirconia Jewelry

Diamonds may indeed be a girl’s best friend, but there’s no reason why they should be her only friend. Cubic zirconia jewelry lets you acquire a large collection of “friends” and has many benefits over authentic diamonds. Here are the top five reasons why synthetics have a leg up on the real deal. Substitute for Your Authentic Diamonds If you enjoy jewelry – and who doesn’t? – there’s a great…