As it happens when one thinks of fake diamond rings one often thinks of glass but cubic zirconium is the most common material for fake diamonds. CZ is not glass although not as hard as a diamond it has a lot of the same properties which is why it is often used for fake diamond rings – and other jewelry. CZ is a synthetic gemstone and is not as cheap as it was when it first came out, because nowadays it is so hard to tell the difference between real diamond and CZ.

CZ can be used for any kind of jewelry in exactly the same way as diamond; even colored CZ is used to replace other gems such as sapphire, emerald and ruby. Apparently most celebrities use CZ jewelry when they are out and about and keep the precious expensive pieces at home,especially CZ rings.

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CZ is very hard and will wear well, but most importantly it shares a lot of the same properties as diamond in terms of brightness, clarity and reflection. CZ can be faceted and shaped in the same way as diamonds. It is truly remarkable how much like a real diamond it looks. It all means you can comfortably wear a cubic zirconium jewel anywhere without the worry of losing it, because even if you do it can very easily be replaced.

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