Sterling Silver CZ Star Necklaces : Cubic Zirconia Star Earrings
Question: What is Cubic Zirconia?
Cubic Zirconia, or CZ, is a well-known substitute for diamonds. It is a synthetic gemstone that is created from a cubic form of zirconium oxide. It can come in various colors and is durable and inexpensive. Although cubic zirconia looks identical to diamonds, it isnít as brilliant as a diamond. However, unlike diamonds that have impurities and inclusions, cubic zirconia is a flawless stone and has more fire, or flashes of color.
Cubic zirconia is also more brittle and weighs more than diamonds.
Cubic zirconia should be cleaned frequently to avoid dulling the stoneís brilliance. Contact with skin oils and daily wear and tear can dull the stone. Using a jewelry cleaner or detergent, clean thoroughly, making sure to properly dry your piece to further avoid any dulling of the stone. Due to its durable nature, you may use a brush as needed without damaging the stone.
All of our Cubic Zirconia items are made with Grade A quality stones with a high-shine finish. All of our CZ pieces are always set and never glued on. Depending on the styles, we use both machine-cut and hand-cut CZ stones.