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Why Cubic Zirconium Is A Good Alternative To Diamonds

A lot of people prefer cubic zirconium, aside from being a cheaper version of diamond, it is easy to care for. Another interesting thing about cubic zirconium is that it can look completely transparent and have a brighter fire, even causing it to sparkle into rainbow colors.

Look at this sterling silver thin stack cubic zirconium ring and see what I’m talking about when I say it also looks beautifully stunning like a diamond!


People tend to buy cubic zirconium jewelry pieces as an alternative to diamond due to its cheaper yet still beautiful features. More practical buyers look for this type of piece as a gift to special people in their lives and even for themselves. As you know more about this precious find, we’re pretty sure you will give cubic zirconium try and become a part of your jewelry collection as well!

Read along and learn more about cubic zirconium and some benefits you can get in getting this alternative to diamonds. To give you more background on cubic zirconium pieces, you will be able to encounter the following information in this article:

  • A brief history and background about the origins of the cubic zirconium gems
  • Whatcubic zirconium jewelry looks like
  • The different properties of cubic zirconium
    • Grade stones
    • Carat size (weight)
    • Cut (like diamonds)
    • Physical attributes (color and clarity)
    • Durability
  • Lavari Jewelers cubic zirconium collection

After you have finished this article, go ahead and check out our pretty collection of cubic zirconium pieces here on Lavari Jewelers!

What are cubic zirconium stones and where did it come from?

Before cubic zirconium was made in laboratories, it was discovered in 1892 in the form of a mineral called zirconium oxide. It was after about 8 decades when it became popular when scientists discovered that this natural mineral can grow in a laboratory and undergo a synthetic process. The synthetic products were then called “Djevalite” and were sold as simulated diamonds.


Cubic zirconiumhas fire, which appears like a rainbow inside its crystals. Image from Wikimedia Commons.

Cubic zirconium jewelry pieces are colorless, which makes it look more like a diamond jewelry. In addition, they are manufactured to appear flawless.

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