NEW YORK, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year when summer rolls around, people's thoughts turn to travel - and to security. While security from acts of terrorism is widely discussed in the media, there is one aspect of security that's not talked about much, even though it is on many people's minds. That is security of one's valuables - jewelry in particular - while traveling.
For the fashion-minded who want the elegance of diamond jewelry without worry of loss or theft, cubic zirconia jewelry is a sensible alternative, said Rebecca Daniel, senior designer and sales director at Birkatelyon.com. "It's also durable enough to withstand the rigors of travel," she said.
With the recent release of "Sex and the City II," cubic zirconia jewelry has been all the rage. In the movie, Carrie Bradshaw and friends travel to the Middle East without their significant others - but not without their gorgeous baubles.
"Cubic zirconia jewelry has never been more popular," said Daniel. At Birkat Elyon, the most popular travel jewelry pieces are 14K white gold CZ rings, followed by CZ earrings, necklaces and bracelets.
"Women love the brilliance of our best CZ rings and earrings," said Daniel. "They look exactly like diamonds. However, the thousands of dollars saved by buying top-quality cubic zirconia can practically pay for a vacation." Cubic zirconia rings or earrings are perfect for wearing to a resort, on a cruise ship, or at locations like restaurants, shows, pools, bars and vacation spots.
"I like to think of CZ jewelry as a different kind of 'traveler's insurance,'" said Daniel. Since the appraised value of CZ jewelry is much less than diamond jewelry, the insurance cost is either minimal or not required at all for CZ jewelry. With expensive jewelry, some insurance policies will not always cover 100 percent of valuable jewelry in the event of theft.
Daniel said that many customers also choose CZs over diamonds for humanitarian and environmental reasons. Some diamonds, known as "blood diamonds," are mined and sold to finance war and terrorism. The mining of diamonds is often done without regard for the environment or the people who work the mines.
To see the jeweler's full line of CZ jewelry, visit http://www.BirkatElyon.com.
About Birkat Elyon
With more than 20 years of experience in the jewelry industry, specifically with cubic zirconia jewelry, Birkat Elyon designs high-quality CZ engagement rings, earrings, bracelets and other CZ jewelry. Its specialties include luxury cubic zirconia designs set in 14K, 18K white gold and platinum. Free consultations are available for the selection of ready-made CZ designs as well as for custom-made CZ jewelry. Its retail store is on New York City's Park Avenue, and its online store is at http://www.BirkatElyon.com.
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