Cubic Zirconia -
Introduction to CZ
For hundreds of years
women have longed for diamond jewelry. In 1953 Marilyn Monroe sang the
famous song "Diamonds are a girl's best friend". The lyrics include:
"...But square-cut or pear-shape,
These rocks don't lose their shape
Diamonds are a girl's best friend..."
the good news is that imitation diamonds, such as Cubic Zirconia, don't
lose their shape either! Cubic Zirconia is a synthetic gemstone. But the
cost of Cubic Zirconia jewelry is just a fraction of the cost of jewelry
containing real diamonds. The high price of gem-grade diamonds has
created a large demand for affordable imitation diamonds which have
similar characteristics. Even jewellers cannot tell the difference
between a Cubic Zirconia and a diamond with the naked eye! Cubic
Zirconia jewelry is extremely cheap compared to jewelry containing real
diamonds. So what are the differences between stones created with Cubic
Zirconia as opposed to diamonds? What are the Pro's and Cons of Cubic
Diamonds compared to Cubic Zirconia (or CZ)
The Cut, Clarity,
Color and Carat Weight all have a significant impact on the Cost of
diamonds because these factors are all used to value the price of a
diamond. The Cut, Color, and Clarity are used to measure the quality of
the diamond and the Carat is used to measure the weight of a diamond.
The elements of the 4C's have been used to compare diamonds and Cubic
Zirconia and the comparisons are detailed below.
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