Cubic zirconia (also known as CZ) is a synthetic crystalline substance used as an alternative to diamonds. The man-made material is colorless, hard, and flawless. Its popularity stems from its similarity to diamonds in brilliance and crystal clarity while still being affordable.
Cubic Zirconia that are rated AAA are usually more highly polished than A grade stones. They tend to have more luster and shine. However, they don't have the level of finishing and facets of AAAAA grade stones. ... AAA Grades are the most popular grades on the market for CZ's because of price and availability. Like diamond, we use 4C standard to choose from stones, cubic zirconia also have a range of colors in the gems market, like blue, pink, purple, champagne, green and more.
A good way to clean your cubic zirconia is to use a small soft brush and hot soapy water to remove dirt. Rinse it in warm water and pat dry with a clean cloth. This will restore the cubic zirconia stone to its natural shine and clarity.
Cubic zirconia (CZ) is the stabilised cubic form of zirconium oxide and is a synthetic (man-made) material. It has a very high refractive index and transparency and colourless CZ is used to mimic diamond. Our loose stones are supplied in calibrated sizes. Hardness: 8.5 Mohs. Cubic zirconia (CZ) is a popular and affordable stone loved among jewellers. It is a man-made synthetic crystalline substance and often used as an alternative to diamonds due to their durability, crystal clarity and sparkle. Buy our range of cubic zirconia faceted stones in a range of colours, top drilled beads and don't forget to check out our fabulous cubic zirconia cullinan diamond replica collection, perfect for the true gemstone addict!
These cubic zirconia stones are suitable to be used in metal clay casting however any time cubic zirconia stones are fired, there is a chance there appearance could be altered or they could damage. The stones should not be in a kiln for longer than 2 hours or at a higher temperature than 1650°F/899°C. Cubic Zirconia can be cleaned in an ultrasonic, steam cleaner, or a soapy water mix. A slight tolerance of +/- 0.25mm should be expected with these stones.