Cubic Zirconia, or CZ, is the most popular alternative to diamonds. Because they look very similar to diamonds and are more affordable, cubic zirconia gems are present in all types of jewelry. When we're planning on buying a ring, we ask ourselves, what kind of gem should we pick - Cubic Zirconia or Diamonds? The majority of people, that pick CZ, do so because they want to lower the total cost. This type of stone does cost less, but not everything is as it seems. Although we will save some money, by buying a cheaper CZ gem, this might change in a few years. A well-intended decision, to buy a cheaper type of stone, can cost us more money, in a few years.
Jewelry made with white gold started to gain popularity in the last decade of the previous century. The main reason for this can be attributed to the fact, that white gold emphasizes the way diamonds look - their shine increases significantly. White gold is formed by mixing gold with silver, nickel or palladium. Such a ring consists of approximately 75% gold and 25% of other alloys mentioned previously. Just like with other types of gold, such alloys ensure hardness as gold itself is rather soft. Without adding other types of metal, jewelry would quickly lose its shape. Jewelry made with white gold can be worn daily and is scratch resistant.
Custom made gold grillz are almost mandatory in the hip hop subculture. Grillz, jewelry that is worn over a person’s teeth, helps to prove a person’s enthusiasm for the hip hop industry. Although they were at first an expensive thing that only the wealthy could afford, grillz are now doable for nearly anyone. This jewelry started to become popular in the early 1980s when hip hop artists in New York City began wearing them. The popularity grew during the 1990s in Oakland, California, once again because hip hop artists were wearing them. And once again, this popularity further advanced during the mid-2000s in the South, along with the rise in Southern hip hop rap.