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Unusual and Antique Gold CZ Rings

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Unusual and antique rings are often very expensive due to the diamonds that may be used and the higher carat weight of gold, often 18k or 22k, which was popular in wedding and engagement sets in years past. Often a ring with only a small diamond will cost several hundred dollars even when purchased through an antique jewelry shop that specializes in estate sale rings. Since cubic zirconia are a rather new invention, it’s almost impossible to find antique CZ bridal rings with these faux gems, and if you do, it is likely they will be of the old inferior quality and may be scratched or dull looking. So where can you get antique gold CZ rings that are of good quality and affordably priced?

The best way to have an antique piece is to buy a new creation crafted in the antique styles. There are filigree CZ bridal rings and Victorian style solid gold CZ rings that look old but are in fact new. These creations are not only beautiful but very cheap if you know where to shop.

Where to Shop for Antique Style CZ Bridal Sets

If you want really cheap silver settings then you can find beautiful antique designs at Fantasy Jewelry Box where you will find items like Camilla’s Antique Style CZ Wedding Ring Set for under $60. That includes two rings.

Antique Jewelry Mall also has a wide selection of filigree, art deco and Edwardian CZ bridal rings that are all priced at $100 or less. For example the antique style Edwardian filigree engraved cubic zirconia engagement ring set in sterling silver costs just $90.

Antique Style Gold CZ Rings

If you don’t want silver, which is the most popular metal for antique styles, but desire 14k gold antique styles that include filigree, solitaires and other vintage and retro designs, then you have to pay a little more. A cubic zirconia ring set in solid gold will cost at least $200 to $300. One good place to shop for such designs is Jewelers Studio, which operates online as e14k.com and specializes in solid gold jewelry at affordable prices. They have gorgeous solid 14k gold CZ rings like the filigree designs that feature a 1 carat cubic zirconia gemstone and lots of fancy scrollwork in an elevated shank that is finely crafted in white gold. The gemstone is a high quality Russian CZ and the setting is polished yet has a darker color antique feel since inside the scrollwork and filigree the metal is pewter color. At just under $270 this is one very reasonably priced piece of jewelry. The antique rings can be ordered in yellow or white gold and have matching wedding bands you can choose to make complete wedding sets.

Comfortable Large Stone CZ Eternity Rings

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A Full CZ eternity ring might look great when you see them on the Internet but there are negative aspects you have to be aware of before you buy. The main one is the fact that they can be uncomfortable to wear due to the fact that there are gems all the way round and you can end up catching them on your clothes, or have them rub on your fingers.

Yet there’s no reason not to wear eternity rings or to have large stones, but instead of choosing full eternity bands, try going for a half. What that means is that from the top the cubic zirconia rings will appear to be full, but the stones are set only where they are visible and not all around. Usually these styles have between three and seven large stones. The largest stones are best kept to a bezel setting and the best cuts are baguette or inlaid round. Even channel set eternity bands can be comfortable. Try to stick to fewer larger stones and give the illusion of an eternity ring so that you can actually wear it comfortably.

Alternatives to Traditional Eternity Rings

Since the large stone CZ eternity rings that have stones all around are not very practical, try going for what is called a trilogy ring, which has three large stones with the same eternal significance as the eternity bands – one stone for the past, one for the present and one for the future. The designs are such that usually all three stones will be the same size and when they are large and inlaid they will look very similar to a half eternity ring.
For extra sparkle consider a channel set style with accenting pave set cubic zirconia all around the band. Very small inlaid or pave set diamonds or CZs give the illusion of more diamonds because they refract the light a lot more than a single stone.

For some fun ideas, go to Goldenmine, Emitations, Almost Diamonds and other online shops that have various sizes of eternity rings with cubic zirconia stones and trilogy rings and even the half eternity bands that can hold larger gems to sparkle as much a full one, and don’t forget to pick up a pair of matching cubic zirconia stud earrings while you are there to complete your sparkling new look.