A Beginner’s Guide To Cubic Zirconia Pendants

February 15th, 2010 by wys

When Marilyn Monroe sang ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friends’ she could have been speaking for lots of girls. But then again, she was singing during a period before cubic zirconia. Monroe was performing at a time when expensive diamonds were out of reach of some, so diamonds were really just the best friend of the blessed handful. At the time Monroe was performing, there had been a lot of demand for imitation diamonds, nevertheless examples were low quality as well as difficult to find. Who would have believed, then, that two guys dressed in white coats in a laboratory would revolutionise the jewellery field, starting off a boom of sales of cubic zirconia pendants and earrings that would change cubic zirconia into a pleasing jewel in its own right?

Obviously, both scientists had more useful things to be exploring compared to the trivialities of the world of jewellery. They were actually trying to make cubic zirconia, that had (and has) only ever before been discovered once in its naturally formed state, synthetically for use as a simulation ruby in laser technology. It was in the 1970s that they were firstly in a position to create cubic zirconia for use in lasers. It was speedily realized that cubic zirconia was very similar to diamonds both visually and gemologically, and so it speedily grew to become common in jewellery.

Cubic zirconia pendants and earrings are so well received today for the reason that they actually are extremely similar looking to diamonds. It’s absolutely no exaggeration that very few jewellers can differenciate between the two using just the naked eye. This particular benefit is coupled with the fact cubic zirconia costs approximately a tenth of the cost of natural diamond.

The scientific world further aided the case of cubic zirconia pendants, earrings and bracelets in the nineties, by increasing the quality of the gem. An extremely thin layer was added to the gem, referred to as DLC or Amorphous Diamond. This resulted in the gem becoming more hard and lustrous and therefore more diamond-like.

So now, when you buy your cubic zirconia pendants, earrings or other jewellery, you’ll be aware that you’re wearing an incredible piece of beautiful jewellery that is available solely because of the miracles of science!

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