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Here we bring you some details and information about cubic zirconia.
The origin of cubic zirconia: Cubic zirconia is what you might call a simulated diamond. As diamonds are very expensive, there has been a lot of research to find a low cost equivalent during the 20th century. A succession of synthetic materials have been proposed without much success. However in 1970, Soviet scientists developed the first form of cubic zirconia as we know it today. Their goal was to use it as part of laser technology. However, its strong resemblance to diamonds and its low cost made it quickly adopted in the jewelry industry. Note that cubic zirconia is machine cut in the same way as a real diamond.
Definition for cubic zirconia:
Cubic zirconia is a synthetic stone produced in the laboratory under very high heat. The word cubic found in the name indicates that cubic zirconia is formed using a proven method to produce crystals of cubic shape similar to diamond.
Cubic zirconia VS diamond:
Cubic zirconia is very similar to diamond to the point that it fools most people who are not experts in the field. However, there are some differences:
a) Cubic zirconia has no flaws and is completely colorless while diamond has some imperfections and a slightly yellowish tint.
b) Cubic zirconia is softer than diamond and can scratch with use.
c) cubic zirconia is much more affordable; up to 80 to 100 times cheaper than diamonds.
d) Cubic zirconia is heavier than diamond, almost 1.7 times heavier than a diamond of equal size.
e) Cubic zirconia is now available in several colors to resemble fine or precious stones in appearance
Caring for cubic zirconia:
Caring for cubic zirconia jewelry is very easy. They can be cleaned with any jewelry cleaner. Thanks to its strength, you can even use a brush or paintbrush to remove dust and grease. It is recommended to dry the stone well after cleaning. You will avoid the deposit of a light film which will damage the shine of the jewelry.
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