Cubic Zirconia Necklace

"Cheap Alternative to Diamond Jewelry:
CZ Necklaces"


A cubic zirconia necklace (or CZ for shortcut) is a much more affordable alternative to the real diamond pendant necklace. Some would also call it 'diamond replica', 'cheap diamond jewelry' or 'fake diamond' because it amazingly resembles the real thing. In fact, it can be tricky for the untrained eye to detect if it's the real thing or not.

Gold canary cubic zirconia necklace from emitations
Canary Pendant CZ Necklace via Emitations

Shopping shortcut


You'll love the fact that you can find cubic zirconia necklaces in a wide variety of shapes, styles and colors. Purple, blue, red, yellow, pink, green... in any color that matches your outfit and taste! Cubic zirconia jewelry makes it possible for you to indulge in pretty, sparkly quality jewelry and bring out the diva within you without losing your arm! ;-)

Gold Gold
Courtesy of Overstock Jewelry

Some of my favorites are the simple rhinestone charm and CZ drop pendant. But you can also find the tennis and multiple-bezeled style that bring glitz and glamour to your evening dress or bridal gown.

How to Buy a CZ Necklace

Buy the jewelry essentials in CZ

If you're working with a tight budget for the jewelry essentials then invest in cubic zirconia. There's no need to spend $500 on a crystal solitaire pendant necklace when you can get it in perfect clarity for $50 :-)

You might also want to consider buying CZ crystal stud earrings, statement necklaces and dressy chandelier earrings.

Explore the endless and trendy variety of CZ necklaces

After securing the jewelry essentials, it's time to ramp up your style with a personal flair! You can also find CZ's in trendy styles such as statement and cute charm necklaces - which are sure to inject a whiff of glam 'n chic to your outfit.

Trendy
Courtesy of Emitations

Wear a colorful CZ statement necklace with your plain dress shirt or a CZ charm necklace as a cute and sparkly accent to your look.

Are you getting a CZ or diamond?

CZ's are eye-catching and almost close to perfection because they're man-made (rather than picked up from an eroded surface of a volcanic pipe), meaning they don't have any inclusions (impurities).

There are several ways to spot if a diamond piece is real or if it's made of CZ. However, they can be tricky to evaluate unless you have it in front of you or in your hand.

The other differences are:

  • It has lightly less sparkle (but more flashes of rainbow colors)
  • Perfect clarity
  • Approximately 75% heavier than real diamonds

If the jewelry is "too perfect" then you probably have a CZ there!



More fashion advice on Jewelry:

Click here for more tips on buying Cubic Zirconia

or take a look at the How to Buy & Wear Fashion Costume Jewelry-guide below:

Shortcut banner to womens fashion jewelry shopping and styling tips

Back to Top

Check out these latest styles:

Shop CZ Necklace Online

Mini globe Shopping tip for international readers: Expensive worldwide shipping? US store doesn't ship to your country? Save up to 50% off retail price in your home country and gain access to the goodies. Try a mail forwarding service!


Back to Shopping-section

Store Directory

Emitations | $ - $$ | One of the best online shops where you can find the latest celeb jewelry trends at a fraction of the price.

Overstock Jewelers | $$ | Here you can find lots of affordable fine as well as fashion jewelry.

Fantasy Jewelry Box | $ - $$ | one of my faves - love their boho jewelry and cz cocktail rings sections!



More Shopping & Chic Inspiration at the TCF Blog:
The Chic Fashionista's Latest Trends Picks - Chic Runway Looks and Must-have Trends and Trendessentials The Chic Fashionista's Chic Inspiration-blog - Outfit ideas, celeb style and trend styling tips The Chic Fashionista's Stylish Finds - Latest trends and shopping picks, sales & discounts, link round-ups and featured posts & blogs/sites Learn more about the fashion basics on how to look your best and dress stylish
Also check out the Style Makeover Shop!




Back to Top


Related Content:

Shop the latest Huggie Hoop Earrings Shop the Latest Fashion Hoop Earrings - Advice on How to Buy Hoop Earrings Shop the latest Gold Bangle Bracelets Shop the latest Large Chandelier Earring
Get advice on how to buy Diamond Jewelry - Learn about the 4 C's Shop the latest Nickel Free Jewelry Where to buy cheap and affordable fashion jewelry Shop the latest Hamsa Jewelry - Fashion tips on how to wear Hamsa amulet jewelry



Go Back to Shopping & Style Guide to Fashion Costume Jewelry

Leave Cubic Zirconia Necklace and Return to Homepage







More Shopping & Chic Inspiration at the TCF Blog:
The Chic Fashionista's Latest Trends Picks - Chic Runway Looks and Must-have Trends and Trendessentials The Chic Fashionista's Chic Inspiration-blog - Outfit ideas, celeb style and trend styling tips The Chic Fashionista's Stylish Finds - Latest trends and shopping picks, sales & discounts, link round-ups and featured posts & blogs/sites Learn more about the fashion basics on how to look your best and dress stylish

| Return to top | Contact Me | | About Me | What's New? | Fashion Blog | Privacy Policy | Affiliate Disclosure | Link to Us | FAQ | Ask the Expert |

Copyscape banner

Copyright 2008-2013 The Chic Fashionista