Taking Care Of Your Cubic Zirconia Jewelery

Although cubic zirconia’s hardness can almost match the hardness of a diamond, both stones can still chip bumped a certain way. You will want to remove your jewelry anytime you intend to do any heavy labor.

Make a habit of having your cubic zirconia jewelry checked routinely by a jeweler. He or She will check for any loose settings and will give your cubic zirconia jewelry a cleaning better than you can do yourself.

Polish your cubic zirconia jewelry with a soft cotton towel or a chamois skin cloth in between cleanings.

As in any large purchase whether it be made online or at a local retail outlet, shop around and do your research. This will insure you will receive the item you have purchased and the price you are paying is a fair price. Even though cubic zirconia jewelry is not as pricey as diamond jewelry, you still want to get what you paid for. It is easy to forget the amount of research we do when the company is just down the street before making an expensive purchase. So, it would only stand to reason, when making the same kind of purchase online we need to do the same research. Since everyone does not have the same price for the same item, shop around for the best price while you are checking everything else out about the online merchant. You will be glad you did.

Cubic zirconia jewelry versus diamonds jewelry

There are several reasons some people do not purchase diamond jewelry. The first on being the over-inflated price some believe has been controlled by the DeBeers diamond coalition. Many people believe the prices do not reflect the rarity of diamonds in a fair manner. There have also been studies done showing one third of every diamond sold in the United States today has been altered by an artificial means to increase the value of the diamond. The same studies show young couples on an average are paying 40% too much for their diamond engagement ring.

There are other synthetic diamonds used in the market today to replace diamonds in jewelry settings. The moissanite is a mineral created by a laboratory as a good diamond replacement stone. It was introduced into the market in the 1990s. It has become the choice of some for their fine jewelry collection. There are those who prefer moissante to cubic zirconia. The moissante match diamond in the hardness of the mineral, but there is a downside. The cost is about $500 per carat and the moissante does not have the brilliance and fire of a diamond or the cubic zirconia.

The Russian cubic zirconias used in jewelry are hand picked from the highest quality raw stones, hand cut by master cutters and hand polished. The specifications used for each of the Russian cubic zirconias are the same as those set down by the Gemological Institute of America for diamonds.

There is nothing worse than paying for something you did not get. Thieves are using cubic zirconia stones to switch with real diamonds while pretending to shop at a jewelry store. Don’t always assume your jeweler is a thief. It could be he was robbed first and hadn’t noticed the switch in the fake diamonds for the real one.