WHAT IS CUBIC ZIRCONIA (CZ)?
Cubic Zirconia (CZ)
Cubic Zirconia (CZ) is a lab-grown crystal that is hard and usually colorless but can be made in a rainbow of colors. If you want to get technical, it’s the cubic crystalline form of zirconium dioxide, also known as ZrO2. They are chosen as more affordable and ethical alternatives to diamonds.
Cubic Zirconia or Diamonds: which is better?
If you have a large budget, diamonds will be the number one choice for anyone. But there’s more to choosing your gem than simply its value. While diamonds are indeed a girl’s best friend, they are less practical in jewelry designs. At the same time, cubic zirconia allows for more freedom and creativity.
While cubic zirconia is indeed human-made, that doesn’t make it any less beautiful; some pieces can even be indistinguishable from diamonds to the naked eye. Because of its lower cost, CZ is also the ideal option if you’re worried about wearing expensive diamond pieces for everyday wear. Jewelry pieces with cubic zirconia crystals provide something practical to wear every day without worry.