What do you think? Be honest, please. I am worried about looking too fake and obvious.
I think that for 10 bucks, you SCORED! Great job. I wouldn't bank on the CZ lasting for long given the price, but who knows? The important thing is that you love it, and even if it isn't durable for the long haul and needs replacing sooner than you'd hoped, what the hey, it was only 10 bucks.
I've never been a jewelry wearer but now that I've found this forum I think I will be.
It happens to the best of us. There's some sort of virtual water here that we end up drinking. I just spent a couple hundred on earrings today, and I haven't bought a pair of earrings in 26 YEARS! (Of course, that was precisely the justification I used for the purchase.)