What is Cubic Zirconia?

Cubic Zirconia is a transparent, crystallized form of a naturally occurring mineral called Zirconium Dioxide (ZrO2).

Because Cubic Zirconia is popular and in demand among buyers, much of the Cubic Zirconia used in purchased jewelry is made in a lab. Cubic Zirconia is popular because of its similar appearance to Diamond.

In fact, it is extremely difficult to tell the difference between a high-quality Cubic Zirconia and a Diamond with the naked eye. Even jewelers have been known to struggle to identify Cubic Zirconia from diamonds. Since its first production in 1976, Cubic Zirconia has become increasingly popular as a Diamond alternative due to its identical Diamond appearance and more affordable price. Appearance: The high degree of brilliance emitted by Cubic Zirconia is the result of its high dispersion rate, which is greater than that of Diamonds. The beautiful sparkling quality we look for in a Diamond is known as fire. Fire is the level of sparkling color achieved when light hits the gemstone and a rainbow of colors is reflected. Dissipation rate is a measure of gem fire, and Cubic Zirconia far surpasses Diamond. Cubic Zirconia's superior brilliance is why so many buyers prefer the overall aesthetic of Cubic Zirconia over Diamond, especially for engagement rings.