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Look Like A Million Bucks By Wearing Cubic Zirconia
Add a little sparkle and bling to your wardrobe without breaking the bank! Cubic Zirconia offers all the "wow" of a brilliant diamond without the expense. But what exactly is a cubic zirconia and where do they come from? Here's a sneak peek into the world of this amazing stone!
Zirconia Is Custom Designed
Unlike diamonds which are hewn out of the earth, Cubic Zirconia is made in the laboratory. Cubic Zirconia or CZ (as they are often referred to) are free of inclusions and are beautifully transparent. If you want that brilliant, life giving fire, a colorless CZ will refract the light and look to the naked eye like a perfect, natural diamond.
CZ's Are Tough
A true diamond will cut glass. A cubic zirconia? Not quite a hard but much more dense than a traditional diamond. Most CZ's are cut in typical diamond shapes however you often see CZ's in unusual fashion colors which enhance your wardrobe without all the worry.
Why Bother With Blood Money?
If the source of your stone is important then a cubic zirconia is definitely for you. Some in the diamond industry is notorious for its shameful treatment of its workers. When you choose to buy a CZ instead of a diamond you are not only saving money you are expressing a decision of conscience. Do you really want your engagement, birthday or anniversary jewelry to be possibly connected to the harm of others?
All in all, cubic zirconia offers and amazing option in fine jewelry. Remember though, CZ quality can vary so buy from a credible source. Compare your CZ with a similar diamond of color, clarity, cut and carat. The untrained eye can rarely tell the difference between cubic and a true diamond but your wallet will thank you for the immense savings!