How to Tell a Diamond From a Cubic Zirconia?

Answer Cubic zirconia is a synthetic material that to the naked eye can be almost indistinguishable from a genuine diamond stone. When spending a large sum of money on a piece of jewelry, it is important ... Read More »

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Uses of Cubic Zirconia?

Cubic zirconia is a multi-use synthetic gem often used as a diamond substitute. It is especially popular because it is flawless and is often difficult to differentiate between it and actual diamond... Read More »

How much does cubic zirconia cost?

Cubic zirconia, also known as CZ, are synthetic diamonds that can range in price from about $100 to $280 per carat, depending on the quality and the cut of the stone. A rule of thumb is that a good... Read More »

How hot does sand have to be to become cubic zirconia?

Cubic Zirconia (CZ) is not made of sand. It is made of zirconium oxide and yttrium oxide, according to Body Jewels. Zirconium oxide and yttrium oxide are heated to nearly 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit t... Read More »

Is cubic zirconia a mineral?

Yes, when it's found in nature, but it's rare. The mineral zirconium oxide is cut and polished into what we recognize as the cubic zirconia (CZ) gem, a brilliant and durable diamond substitute. It ... Read More »