With gorgeous sparkles and bright flashes, Cubic Zirconia (CZ) is becoming more popular every day. Find out more about this beautiful stone...
What is Cubic Zirconia?
Cubic Zirconia is an affordable alternative to a diamond.
Cubic Zirconia is an artificial diamond, which means that its creation started inside the confines of a laboratory.
It was in the 1970s where commercial manufacture of Cubic Zirconia began as the demand for it got higher.
Some may think that a faux version of a diamond is misleading but the only issues one may run into with Cubic Zirconia’s is when they are falsely sold as Diamonds. Many opt for Cubic Zirconia’s as they fulfil the same desire as diamonds without a large price tag.
Cubic Zirconia vs. Diamond
Although there are similarities, there is many differences between these two stones, such as the following:
Cubic Zirconia is heavier compared to a Diamond even if they are both similar in size
Cubic Zirconia jewels can be altered to take on the form of popular shapes and cuts used for real diamonds
Cubic Zirconia is considered a flawless piece of jewellery as it will not have the inclusions a diamond may possess
Cubic Zirconia’s create more burst of colours than diamonds
Wearing Cubic Zirconia
Many purchase Cubic Zirconia jewels not only as every day items but as engagement rings.
If you are looking for something with sparkle and fire like a diamond but without spending a large amount, Cubic Zirconia is the perfect option.
Although they may not be as durable as a diamond (as diamond is the hardest stone on the Moh scale), with proper care Cubic Zirconia can last just as long.
Caring for Cubic Zirconia
Being cautious of what materials your Cubic Zirconia is set in, a jewellery polishing cloth is your best option.
Gently use the cloth on your Cubic Zirconia stones to bring back its shine.
If the cloth does not get rid of the imperfections, you can use a mild detergent and brush to lightly brush over the stone itself, making sure to dry your jewel completely to avoid any tarnishing to the materials surrounding your stone.