Updated: Jan 24, 2021
It took many years to invent cubic zirconias; the process lasted from 1892 until 1930 when the first cubic zirconia was introduced.
A cubic zirconia is a lab-created gemstone. It is zirconium oxide in cubic form, and the crystal clear stone resembles diamonds. Since the 1970s, cubic zirconias have been the leading diamond-alternative gems of all types of gemstone jewelry and accessories. Today, cubic zirconias are available in many sizes and a rainbow of hues, from perfect white stones to bright red gems.
Many consumers choose cubic zirconia jewelry because they are concerned about the environmental and cultural impacts of purchasing diamonds, and they benefit from saving money in the process.
Cubic zirconia(CZ) jewelry gives you the sparkle of gorgeous gems without the high price tag. But cubic zirconia jewelry is not simply cheap jewelry; it is lab-created, yet durable and beautiful.
Cubic zirconia jewelry is an impressive value. Because cubic zirconias are created in a lab, large stones are common, but they are also valuable. Cubic zirconias rate an eight on the Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness, which is a scale from one to ten. When your cubic zirconias are set into quality metals, such as gold, sterling silver, titanium, or platinum, they will retain their value and appearance for decades.