What is Cubic Zirconia

What is cubic zirconia? Cubic zirconia is a synthetic gemstone resembling a diamond very closely which has inexpensive price tag. Because of these characteristics cubic zirconia is extremely popular gem used in such jewelry as pendants, rings, earrings, bracelets and belly button rings. Cubic zirconia used in jewelry nowadays is synthetic but it is inspired by zirconium oxide first discovered in 1892 which is natural but too rare to bring commercial profits. Soviet and German scientists holding experiments eventually melted zirconium oxide and yttrium oxide together at high temperature and to grow crystals of cubic zirconia in the lab. Cubic zirconia is clear, flawless and crystalline enough to rate a "D" on the diamond scale of color. The sparkle of cubic zirconia is brighter than that of the crystal. And this gem is harder than most other gems and is therefore very durable. Available not only in colorless form, cubic zirconia can be made in almost all colors characterizing diamonds.

Cubic zirconia has a higher dispersion rate than diamond and it brightly sparkles with different colors refracted in the crystalline structure when light shines on it. Nowadays cubic zirconia is so close to diamond in appearance that one needs a special jewelry loop to tell it from a real diamond.
Cubic zirconia jewelry is great alternative to diamond jewelry for casual wear as well as for going outs. No one (except professional jewelers) will guess you are wearing a lovely ring with CZ instead of a diamond ring and you can save lots of money getting stunning and sparkling jewelry.