Is cubic zirconia good quality?
More and more smart shoppers today are opting for high-quality cubic zirconia jewelry over pricier diamonds or other expensive gems. For those unfamiliar with “CZs,” they may not realize that quality cubic zirconia rings are almost indistinguishable from the pricier options.
Which cubic zirconia is the best?
The six categories used to describe the quality of cubic zirconia are: AAAAA (the highest quality), AAAA, AAA, AA, A and AB (the lowest quality). The highest quality stones are hard and clear, while the lowest quality stones are cloudy and soft. Most cubic zirconia sold today are rated as AAA quality stones.
Does Zales use cubic zirconia?
Zales does not sell cubic zirconia products.
How long will a cubic zirconia ring last?
two to three years
Cubic zirconia lasts two to three years with everyday wear, as long as you clean and care for your jewelry. With occasional wear, cubic zirconia can last up to five years. Over time, cubic zirconia usually gets scratched and becomes cloudy.
Does cubic zirconia lose its sparkle?
An accumulation of surface scratches will reduce a cubic zirconia’s brilliant shine over time. Any chemical that comes into contact with CZ can cause it to look dull and lose its sparkle. Thankfully, there are some easy ways you can clean your jewelry to help restore it to its original condition.
What is cubic zirconia?
Cubic zirconia is a manmade mineral made of zirconium dioxide. CZs can appear to be very like diamonds, but they have very different mineral structures. Cubic zirconias have been found in nature in small amounts, but the vast majority used in the jewelry are man-made in a lab.
Are CZ diamonds worth anything?
From a value standpoint, cubic zirconia is worth next to nothing. If you were to try and resell a cubic zirconia engagement ring, you could perhaps retain some value for the setting. The cubic zirconia gemstone—just like other diamond simulants—carries no market value.