Sorry, I don't seem to find threads about cubic zirconium (CZ) jewellery. Thus, start a new thread.
Recently chanced upon some websites selling CZ jewellery. And they are gorgeous.
But, as I am not into jewellery, I like to ask you dears:
1) What to look out for in CZ jewellery?
2) Why is there a price difference in different CZ jewellery? Some are above $50+, and some are a few hundreds.
3) Is it really worth to buy than diamond?
4) Will you buy CZ jewellery? Why?
Thank you so much for your help dears!
Have a blissful week!
To the untrained eye, cubic zirconia looks very similar to a good quality diamond, but CZ has slightly less brilliance or sparkle than a diamond and more fire or flashes of color. The overall visual effect is so similar that it can even fool a trained gemologist on occasion, but other tests can easily differentiate cubic zirconia from diamond.
One great difference between cubic zirconia and diamond is weight; CZ is about 60% heavier than diamond. A piece of CZ the same size as a one carat diamond weighs about 1.6 carats.
CZ is also more brittle than diamond and softer. A cubic zirconia can be scratched by diamond, topaz, ruby or sapphire whereas a diamond can only be scratched by another diamond.
Cubic Zirconia is also flawless, whereas diamond usually contains impurities and inclusions. A colorless diamond with flawless clarity is extremely rare. On the other hand, most cubic zirconia is perfectly transparent and flawless under 10x magnification. One of cubic zirconia's shortcoming as a diamond simulant is that it is too perfect