Zirconia the diamond gemstone


Cubic zirconia jewelry use man-made gemstones which replicate the characteristics of diamonds more closely than any other gem material. It was first found in its natural state in the early 1900s, but has not been found since.

Modern day cubic zirconia gemstones are created in a laboratory by heating zirconium with metal oxide and monitoring the cooling process. By 1980 there were 50 million carats of cubic zirconia gemstones created annually using a heating method originally developed by Soviet scientists.

Recently manufacturers have made cubic zirconia gemstones harder and more radiant to produce near-diamond qualities. In fact, only a trained eye can distinguish which gemstone is the real diamond. The differences between the diamond and the cubic zirconia gemstone can only be seen under a microscope.

Cubic zirconia gemstones are not as hard as diamonds and weighs more than a diamond of the same exact size. It is also colorless and this is very rare in a real diamond. However, cubic zirconia gemstones can be made in almost any color one could wish for just by using different metal oxides.

Cubic zirconia made a huge impact on the jewelry industry in the 1970s when it became one of the most used gemstones as a diamond replacement. It is inexpensive, resistant to wear and closely resembles a real diamond. Many people wanting diamond jewelry without diamond prices will opt for the cubic zirconia gemstone jewelry instead. Even the wealthiest people on the planet wear cubic zirconia gemstones because it is a great way to keep up with the trends.

A cubic zirconia gemstone is beautiful and attractive in its own right.

There are very few substances harder than cubic zirconia (it lies somewhere between emerald and ruby in the Moh’s hardness scale.) The clarity is superb, most likely better than all but the rarest diamonds. Cubic zirconia gemstones are cut with the same exacting tolerances and proportions as in diamond cutting.

Cubic Zirconia is available in all types of zirconia jewelry… rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants, etc. You can buy cubic zirconia jewelry that looks like diamond jewelry for a fraction of the price.

Blue cubic zirconia is just one of many types of cubic zirconia gemstones on the market. This superbly colored stone is a wonder for its brilliance and beauty. It comes in different shades of blue from sapphire to topaz and has a quality that defines detail in every sense of the word.

One specific shade of blue zirconia is Bella Luce Tanzanite Color Stimulant. It looks very sophisticated when used with a sterling silver setting as background. Some of the other shades of Blue cubic zirconia gemstone are Blue Charizma and Blue Tanzanite. There is also Sapphire blue, Blue topaz, and Briolette Blue which go very well with either silver, gold, white gold, platinum, etc.

With the whirlwind of fashion changes, designer cubic zirconia gemstone jewelry gives you the flexibility to update your look on a whim. Who needs the real thing when you can opt for enormous diversity from cubic zirconia gemstones? Mix and match the pieces in your jewelry box to achieve chic day and elegant evening looks or rich winter and bright summer styles. Cubic zirconia jewelry truly does look like the real thing.

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