Cubic Zirconia Jewelry

Let’s face it, not everyone can afford the rising cost of precious metals, especially when they are combined with precious gemstones like diamonds. For anyone who is on a budget, it is good to know that they can still buy some truly gorgeous and affordable alternative to diamond jewelry. It’s called cubic zirconia or CZ for short. If you are particular in the way that you shop for it, you’ll find some very high quality cubic zirconia pieces available now. These pieces put diamond-like glamour and style within reach of every woman. Fine cubic zirconia jewelry will enhance any woman’s natural beauty just as much as any diamond or other precious gemstone will.

The rising public awareness of “blood diamonds” also known as “conflict diamonds” has even made high quality cubic zirconia jewelry even more desirable. If you buy high quality cubic zirconia it will be very difficult to distinguish them from real diamonds. Jewelers even have a hard time telling diamonds and high quality cubic zirconia apart. Cubic zirconia pieces are the perfect choice for fashion accessories, especially when these pieces are combined with 14 carat, 18 carat yellow or white gold, platinum, palladium or sterling silver settings. Even those in high society do not shy away from wearing these jewelry pieces to high fashion events as a fashion statement nowadays, because they look so much like the real thing.

A beautiful hand cut cubic zirconia set in gold or platinum, silver or palladium will not only be beautiful, but it will be durable and less expensive than diamonds. There is no need to spend a huge amount of money on expensive jewelry pieces when you can buy CZ. For the price of one small diamond you can buy several pieces of cubic zirconia jewelry. CZ comes in various colors and jewelry design pieces. It is very easy to mix and match cubic zirconia earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces with any of the other pieces you may already have.

Cubic zirconia is an appealing mineral that is artificially manufactured. The texture and the appearance of this man made gemstone can be made to look totally flawless. Cubic zirconia was developed to serve as an effective and less expensive alternative to diamonds. As mentioned earlier, it is very difficult to tell high quality zirconia apart from diamonds now.

When shopping for cubic zirconia jewelry pieces look for ones with the stones that are hand cut. The hand cut CZ are polished to perfection and then visually inspected so that only the best ones are used in high quality custom made jewelry pieces. Machine cut cubic zirconia is mass produced and used in the lower quality jewelry pieces that you can find anywhere. The machine cut CZ will look cheap so be careful when buying the machine cut CZ. It is very easy to buy just like any other kind of jewelry piece. You’ll find many jewelry shops online where you can view the many brochures they have showing fine CZ pieces. You’ll want to be careful to pick out a stone that is high quality by evaluating the quality of cut, weight, hardness and how smooth the stone is.

If you feel uncomfortable with evaluating the quality you can always check with a trustworthy gemologist. There are many grades of CZ. 5A is the highest grade quality and will give you a highly valued stone that will sparkle brilliantly for many years to come. Once you purchase a piece of cubic zirconia jewelry there will be plenty of ways to add other pieces, giving you more versatility to your collection. No matter if you like circle jewelry, oval jewelry or other designs you will find the perfect piece for your taste and style. Anyway you look at it CZ jewelry will give you an impressive look without an expensive price tag.

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