What amazes me, of course, is that anyone would ever by CZ
"jewelry" in the first place."
There a quite a number of us out there making and selling pieces
that include synthetic stones, CZ included, at very high prices.
People buy them because they are beautiful. I do a line of bracelets
that cost the purchaser about $700 - in diamonds they'd cost upwards
of $700,000. I use the stones because I like the aesthetics. Diamonds
are just expensive pretty baubles. CZ's are cheap pretty baubles -
but if they get the respect of the goldsmith they look wonderful.
But I use and respect rubber, iron, plastic, glass, titanium,
niobium, aluminum, steel, bone, teeth, cats claws, pmc, clay, copper
and so on.
Gold and Stone