Cubic Zirconia Jewelry

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Cubic Zirconium – Great Bling for Your Buck

I must confess that I prefer the feeling of natural gems, but I have recently realized how much beauty cubic zirconia can bring to your jewelry wardrobe.

Zirconia was first known as a diamond substitute. But it is far more than a clear stone.

Zirconia can be all the colors of the rainbow, and it can accent all gems beautifully.

Synthetic rubies, tanzanite, diamond and more – all beautifully found in zirconia.

Some of the Advantages of Lab-created Jewels over Natural

If you want a gem you can find either natural or jewels created in a lab. This includes diamonds.

Lab-created gems are identical to the natural gems mineralogically. That is they look the same, and are the same chemically and optically. It is generally cheaper to make gems in a lab.

CZ, is also lab-created. But they are “diamond simulants” which look like the true gems, but they are not alike as a mineral. For instance diamonds are made of carbon while CZ is made of zirconium oxide.

In the case of cubic zirconium there is another benefit over natural diamonds.

First of all it is sustainable, because it is made in a lab. There is a controversy about diamonds, often they come from terrible circumstances. Conflict or “blood” diamonds are illegally traded to fund conflict in war-torn areas and often slaves are used in the mining.

Cubic zirconia avoids all those issues.

Cubic Zirconia Rings

Chryssa Youree 7mm Women Stainless Steel Eternity Ring for Wedding Band Engagement Promise CZ Cubic Zirconia Crystal Circle Round size 7 to12Chryssa Youree 7mm Women Stainless Steel Eternity Ring for Wedding Band Engagement Promise CZ Cubic Zirconia Crystal Circle Round size 7 to12Chryssa Youree 7mm Women Stainless Steel Eternity Ring for Wedding Band Engagement Promise CZ Cubic Zirconia Crystal Circle Round size 7 to12Everrich Women Engagement Rings Platinum Plated Diamond Double Heart Shape Infinity Wedding Promise Knot Rings for BridesEverrich Women Engagement Rings Platinum Plated Diamond Double Heart Shape Infinity Wedding Promise Knot Rings for BridesEverrich Women Engagement Rings Platinum Plated Diamond Double Heart Shape Infinity Wedding Promise Knot Rings for BridesNYC Sterling Teardrop Pear Halo Cubic Zirconia Simulated Morganite RingNYC Sterling Teardrop Pear Halo Cubic Zirconia Simulated Morganite RingNYC Sterling Teardrop Pear Halo Cubic Zirconia Simulated Morganite RingLoveBling 10K Yellow Gold Claddagh Heart Ring with 19 Cubic Zirconia (Sizes 5 - 9)LoveBling 10K Yellow Gold Claddagh Heart Ring with 19 Cubic Zirconia (Sizes 5 – 9)LoveBling 10K Yellow Gold Claddagh Heart Ring with 19 Cubic Zirconia (Sizes 5 - 9)

 

Differences between Zirconia, Diamonds and Moissanite

This video provides a nice comparison between real diamonds and two gem substitutes zirconia and moissanite.

Would You Ever Choose Zirconia over Diamonds?

Of course true diamonds are special.

Diamonds are due because of the way the light causes sparkle and color. That is due to the “dispersion” of light, as the light moves they cause different colors in the stone. This happens even with tiny little movements, one of the most fascinating things to do with a gem is roll it in your hands to see different colors.

Some lab-created gems have a higher dispersion than diamonds!

Actually, cubic zirconium has the most dispersion of all. Some people have even said that zirconia has too much color! But other people appreciate the tremendous glimmer for such little cost.

Cubic Zirconia Birthstones

I have a fascination with birthstones.

Zirconia does not completely bring the power of the birthstones to you, but you can find a lovely substitute with for the birthstone colors.

Cubia Zirconia Earrings

NANA 14k Gold Post & Sterling Silver 4 Prong CZ Stud Earrings -Platinum Plated-6.5mm-2.00cttwNANA 14k Gold Post & Sterling Silver 4 Prong CZ Stud Earrings -Platinum Plated-6.5mm-2.00cttwNANA 14k Gold Post & Sterling Silver 4 Prong CZ Stud Earrings -Platinum Plated-6.5mm-2.00cttwOrrous & Co Premium 18k Cubic Zirconia Earrings - Beautiful White Gold Plated Studs - 1.90 Carats Round Cut Cubic Zirconia - Cushion Shaped Gemstone Halo - Beautiful & Elegant IdeaOrrous & Co Premium 18k Cubic Zirconia Earrings – Beautiful White Gold Plated Studs – 1.90 Carats Round Cut Cubic Zirconia – Cushion Shaped Gemstone Halo – Beautiful & Elegant IdeaOrrous & Co Premium 18k Cubic Zirconia Earrings - Beautiful White Gold Plated Studs - 1.90 Carats Round Cut Cubic Zirconia - Cushion Shaped Gemstone Halo - Beautiful & Elegant IdeaSENCLE 18K White Gold Plated Sterling Silver Diamond Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings 7.5mm for Women GirlsSENCLE 18K White Gold Plated Sterling Silver Diamond Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings 7.5mm for Women GirlsSENCLE 18K White Gold Plated Sterling Silver Diamond Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings 7.5mm for Women GirlsChryssa Youree Swarovski Elements Zirconia CZ 3-8MM Stud Earrings Mens Womens Jewelry Bridesmaid Groomsmen Gifts - champagne)Chryssa Youree Swarovski Elements Zirconia CZ 3-8MM Stud Earrings Mens Womens Jewelry Bridesmaid Groomsmen Gifts – champagne)Chryssa Youree Swarovski Elements Zirconia CZ 3-8MM Stud Earrings Mens Womens Jewelry Bridesmaid Groomsmen Gifts - champagne)

 

Cubic Zirconia Necklaces

EleQueen Women's Silver-tone Cubic Zirconia Teardrop Flower Bridal V-Necklace Set Tennis Bracelet Dangle EarringsEleQueen Women’s Silver-tone Cubic Zirconia Teardrop Flower Bridal V-Necklace Set Tennis Bracelet Dangle EarringsEleQueen Women's Silver-tone Cubic Zirconia Teardrop Flower Bridal V-Necklace Set Tennis Bracelet Dangle EarringsMother's Birthday Gift I Love You Mom S925 Sterling Silver Heart Pendant NecklaceMother’s Birthday Gift I Love You Mom S925 Sterling Silver Heart Pendant NecklaceMother's Birthday Gift I Love You Mom S925 Sterling Silver Heart Pendant NecklaceGifts for Women Necklace 18k Plated Cubic Zirconia Exquisite Pendant Necklace for GirlsGifts for Women Necklace 18k Plated Cubic Zirconia Exquisite Pendant Necklace for GirlsGifts for Women Necklace 18k Plated Cubic Zirconia Exquisite Pendant Necklace for Girls925 Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Ballet Dancer Necklace Gift for Women Girls,18925 Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Ballet Dancer Necklace Gift for Women Girls,18925 Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Ballet Dancer Necklace Gift for Women Girls,18

 

Cubia Zirconia Bracelets

18K Yellow Gold Plated Silver Round Cut 6mm Cubic Zirconia Tennis Bracelet, 7.518K Yellow Gold Plated Silver Round Cut 6mm Cubic Zirconia Tennis Bracelet, 7.5Elegant Tennis Bracelets,Women Bangle for Jewelry Gifts with White Gold Plated BorongElegant Tennis Bracelets,Women Bangle for Jewelry Gifts with White Gold Plated BorongBlingGem Together forever” Bracelet Love 925 Sterling Silver Infinity Heart Cubic Zirconia Bracelet Jewelry for Women Ideal Gift (Rose gold)BlingGem Together forever” Bracelet Love 925 Sterling Silver Infinity Heart Cubic Zirconia Bracelet Jewelry for Women Ideal Gift (Rose gold)MABELLA Sterling Silver Black & White Round Cut Cubic Zirconia Tennis Gem. Bracelet 7MABELLA Sterling Silver Black & White Round Cut Cubic Zirconia Tennis Gem. Bracelet 7″/7.5″EVER FAITH Silver-Tone CZ Birthstone Gorgeous Heart-Shaped Roman Tennis BraceletEVER FAITH Silver-Tone CZ Birthstone Gorgeous Heart-Shaped Roman Tennis Bracelet

 

Cubic Zirconia Jewelry

Cubic zirconia jewelry is fun, pretty and cheap. Every jewelry wardrobe needs some.


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