Well known, Cubic Zirconia has been using as a diamond substituent, Cubic Zirconia is virtually the same thing as diamonds. So, what are the advantages of diamonds compared to Cubic Zirconia? YIBI OEM Jewelry Manufacturer explains this problem in detail for you.
In short, The success of Cubic Zirconia as a gem material and diamond simulate is because when a well cut and polished Cubic Zirconia it is viewed face-up mounted in jewelry; the combination of its high 2.176 (but still lower than diamond 2.417) refractive index plus its offsetting greater than diamond dispersion (.060 vs .044) makes it appears to be so close to diamond that the unaided eyes of most persons cannot tell which is which with any certainty when mounted in jewelry.
Cubic Zirconia vs. Diamonds - Colour
Colour in diamonds comes from a number of different complicated factors that greatly influence the cost of said diamonds, pink diamonds are incredibly rare and there is a wide range of shades so it can be hard to get matching stones. Cubic Zirconia is lab made and any color is available at almost the same price
Cubic Zirconia vs. Diamonds - Clarity & Density
Cubic Zirconia is flawless with no impurities whereas even the highest grade diamonds still have flaws; Cubic Zirconia is more dense than diamond, so a 1ct Cubic Zirconia is smaller than a 1ct Diamond.
Cubic Zirconia vs. Diamonds - Durability
Diamonds are the hardest naturally occurring material in the world, with a ranking of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Cubic Zirconia, however, ranks at 8.0 to 8.5. Cubic Zirconia is not a good ring stone as compared to diamond because it is about 8.5 Mohs vs 10.0 Mohs.
Cubic Zirconia vs. Diamonds - Refractive index (RI)
Cubic Zirconia has a RI of 2.15 – 2.18, while a diamond’s RI is higher at 2.42. The refractive index is the angle at which light enters a stone prior to it being bent within the stone causes the bright brilliant shine of the stones.
Cubic Zirconia vs. Diamonds - Dispersion
Dispersion refers to the ‘fire’ that the stone exhibits, this occurs due to the way that the light breaks into the spectral colors of the rainbow so the sparkle of the stone. Diamonds have a dispersion rate of 0.044 whereas Cubic Zirconia has a dispersion of 0.066. This causes Cubic Zirconia to have a kind of rainbow effect, it's an easy way to tell it apart from diamonds.
Cubic Zirconia vs. Diamonds - Value
Cubic Zirconia is cheap and plentiful, whereas diamonds can be incredibly expensive, Cubic Zirconia is virtually the same thing as diamonds, but it is worth a fraction as much because it is synthetically made.
Cubic Zirconia vs. Diamonds – Origin
One of the best things about Cubic Zirconia, as opposed to mined diamonds, is that it is a sustainable choice of gemstone, considering that it is lab-grown. You can be sure that the Cubic Zirconia is conflict-free, ethical and sustainable. When it comes to mined diamonds, this is often murky territory.
Both Cubic Zirconia and diamond have their own advantages. Learn more about the advantages of Cubic Zirconia. Click to read the article: What’s CZ (Cubic Zirconia).
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