Whether you’re a traditionalist or like to push boundaries, a diamond engagement ring is nearly a given. For centuries, it’s been a custom to gift your loved one with a stunning diamond ring before an upcoming union. While there are many stories on how that tradition started, the reality is a shining diamond is incomparable in its beauty with durability letting it last forever (just like your love!). When choosing engagement rings in Perth, it may be tempting to go for the cheaper cubic zirconia, with a resemblance to diamond, but be sure to first understand their real differences.

For many, Zirconia may be a tempting diamond alternative for wedding rings. But how does its quality compare to the traditional diamond? For centuries, diamonds have been the quintessential symbol of love and commitment. They are prized for their unmatched beauty, their durability and their ability to last as long as your love does.

However, in the quest for a more affordable option, many in Perth are considering cubic zirconia as an alternative. Their appearance may be similar to diamonds, but it’s important to dive into the real differences between them before making your choice. This article aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of zirconia’s quality as you decide on the perfect ring for your special day.

What is cubic zirconia?

Cubic zirconia, often abbreviated as CZ, is a synthetic gemstone created in a lab, often used as an affordable alternative to diamonds. It is clear, colourless and cut to mimic a conventional diamond shape.

How cubic zirconia compares to real diamonds

At a glance, cubic zirconia may resemble a diamond ring. In reality, it differs immensely in true beauty, value and physical appearance. The unique reflectiveness and shine of a real diamond cannot be copied. Their insane hardness (and their ability to cut glass!) can not be recreated, nor can their lifelong durability. A true diamond will emanate white light, whereas a cubic zirconia will show a rainbow of coloured light. Choosing a diamond ring in Perth means investing in a precious jewel, not only representing true love but also true quality.


The meaning of a real diamond

Diamonds are forever’ as the famous De Beers’ jewellers advertising campaign goes. The truth of this has seeped into the love traditions of giving an engagement ring. No matter how big or showy the ring, if it’s not a real diamond then maybe it’s not real love. In realistic terms, a cubic zirconia stone is worth almost nothing when you consider resale value. Often the setting is worth more than the fake stone! Stunning white diamonds will cost you more upfront, but you are guaranteed a genuine jewel that will retain it’s magic shine and value forever.

Perth diamond engagement rings

The cultural significance of diamonds has stood the test of time and is just as important today to those choosing an engagement ring in Perth. Here at OM Jewellers, we pride ourselves not only on the quality of diamonds, but the variety of sizes and styles we offer. We can suit the tastes of anyone looking for diamond rings in Perth.

Browse beautiful oval and solitaire-shaped diamonds while choosing a fitting that represents you. Our range includes classic gold, yellow gold and white gold, rose gold and titanium options. We understand finding a Perth engagement ring is a personal choice and we offer custom jewellery design to bring your diamond jewellery dreams to life. Why not also consider a gorgeous diamond necklace or pendant to mark that special occasion?

Let us help you

OM Jewellers has been providing top-quality Perth engagement rings for years, and our knowledge of diamonds and their worth is exceptional. Work with us to bring your custom jewellery design to life, or browse our impressive range of Perth diamond rings. We offer a special interest-free payment scheme, spreading the cost over 6, 12, or 18 months. For any queries about our Perth engagement rings, contact us today.