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Schiffman’s Jewelers Highlights the Difference Between Cubic Zirconia and Diamonds June 29, 2024 (0 comments)


Greensboro, NC--Schiffman's Jewelers provided insights into the distinctions between cubic zirconia (CZ) and diamonds, clarifying common misconceptions about these two gems.

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The jeweler stated in a blog post that diamonds, formed from pure carbon under extreme heat and pressure deep within the Earth's mantle, are the hardest natural material and have been valued for their brilliance and durability.

Cubic zirconia, on the other hand, is a synthetic crystal made from zirconium dioxide. It is produced in laboratories by melting zirconium oxide powder with calcium and magnesium at temperatures exceeding 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit. While CZ visually resembles diamonds, it is softer and less durable due to its artificial composition.

Schiffman's Jewelers explained that several factors help differentiate between diamonds and cubic zirconia. Diamonds emit a pure white light, whereas cubic zirconia produces a rainbow-like effect. Scratches are more likely to be found on cubic zirconia, as diamonds are resistant to scratching unless professionally cut.

Additionally, due to their higher density, diamonds feel heavier than cubic zirconia of the same size. The price difference is also significant, with diamonds being more expensive due to their rarity, while cubic zirconia is cheaper because it is lab-created and abundant.

Lab-created diamonds differ from cubic zirconia in that they replicate the natural formation conditions of mined diamonds, resulting in nearly identical chemical and physical properties. Despite being produced in laboratories, lab-created diamonds are composed of pure carbon, unlike the combined substances in cubic zirconia. They also offer a lower price point compared to mined diamonds.

Whether natural or lab-created, diamonds retain a unique sparkle and resilience that cubic zirconia cannot match. Schiffman's Jewelers invites those seeking detailed information about gemstones to its Greensboro and Winston-Salem locations.

Check out the blog post on their website.

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