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Cubic Zirconia and Gemstone Engagement Ring Sales Increase

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5 Carat Pink Cubic Zirconia Pave Halo Engagement Ring.

5 Carat Pink Cubic Zirconia Pave Halo Engagement Ring.

Cubic zirconia and gemstone engagement ring sales have increased with the new generation of Millennials. The Millennials realize how the quality and value of synthetic diamonds, simulants like high quality  cubic zirconia engagement rings and man made gemstone engagement rings make perfect sense in today’s economy. “Here at Ziamond, we have seen a significant sales increase by Millennial consumers for our cubic zirconia and man made gemstone engagement rings. Ziamond offers the perfect alternative to traditional diamond engagement rings because of the superb quality, value and ethical production of jewelry” says Mr. Scott Cummings, the General Manager at Ziamond.com.

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Avril Lavigne Engagement Ring A 14 Carat Diamond

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Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger Engagement Picture
 Canadian rock stars, Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger, announced their engagement. Avril, seen here in this picture above and below sporting her new 14 carat pear shaped diamond engagement ring.  Their friends say they make a great couple because they have so much in common. 

Avril Lavigne engagement ring

In our opinion here at Ziamond, Avril’s engagement ring look very similar to Jessica Simpson’s engagement ring, when she was married to Nick Lache. They both seem to have pear shaped center stones with accent side stones but Avril’s certainly looks to be a lot larger. Stay tuned because Ziamond may have a very similar version made with our amazing Russian formula cubic zirconia and it would be set in solid gold or Platinum.

Engagement Ring Spending Declines

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Ziamond Cubic Zirconia Engagement Ring

While we here at Ziamond know the cost vs. benefits of choosing a Ziamond cubic zirconia engagement ring over a naturally mined diamond, there are couples getting engaged that still do the traditional diamond thing. While the overall spend for couples’ weddings have increased, they have pulled back on the spending for their rings. 

Almost every aspect of wedding budgets increased for American couples in 2011, except for their engagement rings. According to a recent survey from TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com.
Research shows that in 2010 the average spend on a genuine diamond engagement ring was $5,329. While in 2011 that spend declined to $5,130.  The entire budget of a wedding averaged a cost of $27,021 in 2011 up from $26,984 in 2010. 
Additional interesting facts from this survey: 
– December seemed to be the most popular month couples got engaged.  
– Average length of engagement: 14 months
– Average age: brides, 29; grooms, 30
This survey captured responses from nearly 18,000 U.S. brides, married between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011.