At Hamra Jewelers, we often work with clients who are looking to upgrade a piece of jewelry they already own. There are many different reasons why this happens. 

Maybe the ring owner has had the piece for a long time and is looking for a way to give it a fresh look or a new boost of life. Maybe the upgrade is a reward for some special accomplishment.

We talk to many couples that are looking to upgrade from a cubic zirconia to a diamond. These couples may not have been able to afford a diamond at the time they were married but are now at a better point in life when it is more realistic to invest in a diamond.

Cubic zirconia (or CZ) is an inexpensive simulant of a diamond that looks very similar. In fact, some people have a tough time telling the difference between a well-cut CZ and a genuine diamond. Some CZ’s are made to look like a very large diamond, making it easy to distinguish between the real thing. You can find CZ’s most commonly in necklaces, earrings, and rings.

We are always excited to help couples find the perfect diamond to replace their CZ. Replacing a CZ with a genuine diamond is almost as exciting as when the ring was first purchased, no matter how much time has gone by. There can be quite a bit of emotion displayed with this purchase because it helps to mark an achievement in the couple’s’ relationship.

Choosing the right diamond is important. Some people decide to go with something that is very similar to the CZ they had before. Others will go with a different cut or style based on what is currently in fashion. It’s always amazing to see how a new stone can breathe a second life into a ring, no matter the age of the piece.

If you currently have a piece of jewelry with a CZ and are considering an upgrade to a genuine diamond, please visit Hamra Jewelers or give us a call at 480-946-5100.