First introduced in the 1970s, Cubic Zirconia is a beautiful and affordable alternative to traditional diamonds which can make an elegant addition to any type of jewelry like earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Also known as CZ stones, Cubic Zirconia is a lab-created synthesized material that looks like diamonds and is made from zirconium oxide. Although they are less valuable, they are way more affordable and can pass as diamonds. If people aren’t diamond experts, they won’t tell the difference!
One of the most popular types of CZ jewelry is cubic zirconia stud earrings. They make a great gift for someone’s first pair of ‘diamond earrings.’
Whether you are looking for timeless diamond studs or a bold pair of dangle earrings, cubic zirconia earrings have something to suit every taste and budget. What do you need to know before buying your next set of CZ earrings? We’ve rounded up the five most important facts about this popular gemstone!
Cubic Zirconia is a Man-Made Diamond
Cubic Zirconia is a fascinating gemstone in the world of jewelry. Unlike diamonds, this stone is made in a laboratory, yet it retains the same appearance and sparkle that one expects from a real diamond.
The process of creating cubic zirconia involves mixing natural elements and heating them at high temperatures. This unique process results in a crystal that is as hard and durable as a diamond, but at a fraction of the cost. What's more, cubic zirconia stones are available in a wide range of colors, making them a popular choice for fashion jewelry. It's no wonder that this man-made gemstone has gained immense popularity among jewelry lovers all around the world.
To be honest, most people aren’t choosing a cubic zirconia rings ring in lieu of a diamond engagement ring but it’s totally acceptable to buy your loved one CZ stone earrings if you can’t break the bank.
Will you choose to buy cubic zirconia jewelry instead of or in addition to diamond jewelry?
Cubic Zirconia Earrings Come in Different Shapes
Add some sparkle to your jewelry collection with the many options of cubic zirconia earrings available! From classic studs to trendy dangle styles, there's a shape and size to fit every taste. And if that wasn't enough, these gorgeous earrings come in an array of colors to make your accessories pop.
Like diamond jewelry CZ stones can be placed on any type of jewelry. CZ earrings are most popular in stud earrings, but you can also have CZ hoop earrings and CZ huggie earrings
Whether you're dressing up for a special occasion or just looking for a subtle touch of elegance, cubic zirconia earrings are a versatile and affordable choice for any jewelry lover. Sterling silver and CZ stones pair well together so you’ll likely find a lot of jewelry pieces with a sterling silver base.
CZ Stones Are Affordable and Can Look Like Real Diamonds
Diamonds have long been known as the ultimate symbol of luxury, but they come with a hefty price tag!
Luckily, there are alternatives that won't break the bank but still offer the same sparkling beauty. Enter lab-grown diamonds, like CZ stones. These gems are made in a controlled environment and offer the same optical and chemical characteristics as natural diamonds.
Not only are they affordable, but they can also look indistinguishable from the real deal, making them a great option for those who want to indulge in some sparkle without the exorbitant cost. Plus, knowing that they are sustainably and ethically produced can make them all the more appealing!
These diamond simulants, or ‘fake diamonds’, including CZ stones and moissanite, may not have the same carats as real diamonds but can be just as lovely. Plus, you won’t be so afraid of losing them as you would wearing real diamonds.
How to Care For and Clean Cubic Zirconia Earrings
Caring for your cubic zirconia earrings may require special attention as they are much softer than diamonds. Clean them with a soft cloth, liquid soap, and water.
Are your cubic zirconia earrings looking a little lackluster lately? It's important to remember that these dazzling gems require special care. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials, and always store them in a safe and dry place. If you're unsure about the best way to care for your cubic zirconia earrings, consult with a professional jeweler or take some time to research proper cleaning methods. You’ll want your earrings looking good as new for years to come!
Are CZ stones hypoallergenic?
CZ stones are considered to be hypoallergenic and don’t contain allergenic properties that would cause an allergic reaction.
Do CZ stones tarnish?
A CZ stone itself won’t tarnish but it may be set on a base that is tarnishable. For example, CZ earrings can be set on sterling silver, which can tarnish over time.
Can you shower with cubic zirconia earrings?
It’s safe to shower with CZ stone earrings as they won’t tarnish. But, the setting for CZ stone settings like gold, stainless steel, or sterling silver can get ruined over time from repeated wear.
What is the difference between cubic zirconia and diamonds?
The most important distinction between the two is cubic zirconia is made from zirconium dioxide and is always lab-gown. Diamonds can be lab-grown and made of carbon or they can be natural diamonds. Diamonds are also worth more and come with a heftier price tag. Diamonds are hard while CZ stones are soft. Diamonds give off a pure white light while CZ stones give off rainbow-colored light.
Our Favorite Cubic Zirconia Earrings
Juliette Stud Earring
Adina Eden's 'Juliette' stud earrings are crafted with sparkly stones set in our classic finishes. These pretty cubic zirconia stud earrings are an everyday essential and would look chic stacked next to one of our ear cuffs. Product Details Made… read more
Mini Heart Stud Earring 14K
Fall in love with Adina Eden's heart stud earrings, made from 14K gold and topped with a CZ stone for an elegant touch. These adorable gold earrings make a great gift for your loved one. Product Details 14K Gold Clear… read more
CZ Double Huggie Chain Earring
Spice up your look with Adina Eden's CZ Double Huggie Chain Earring, featuring two chic huggies set with brilliant pavé CZ stones and a connecting chain. Rock this gem as the statement piece in an eye-catching stacked hoop look on… read more
In the world of fashion, one of the hottest trends that have emerged in recent years is a piece of jewelry that is both affordable and durable. This type of jewelry can serve as a long-term investment, thanks to its high quality and sturdiness. Whether you prefer delicate silver necklaces or chunky gold bracelets, there is a wide range of affordable and durable jewelry available on the market today that is sure to suit your style and budget.
All in all, cubic zirconia earrings are the perfect combination of fashion and affordability. They come in many different colors, shapes, and sizes to fit every taste and budget. Not only does this type of jewelry look just as stunning as diamonds, but it's even easier to take care of as long as proper care and cleaning are exercised. Although a diamond's durability is longer lasting than that of a cubic zirconia gemstone, this man-made diamond alternative has become increasingly popular due to its affordability and beauty. If you're looking for the best value when it comes to earrings, then cubic zirconia could be the way to go!