Cubic zirconia also known as CZ is the cubic crystalline form of zirconium dioxide . Though much less expensive than diamonds, the brilliance and crystal clear properties of cubic zirconia make it one of today’s most popular stones for an inexpensive yet very attractive, diamond-comparable jewelry.
The man-made material is hard, optically flawless and usually colorless, however different techniques are used to produce them in a variety of different colors. It is not a mineral as it synthesized and should not be confused with zircon, which is a zirconium silicate. Cubic zirconia is softer than a Diamond – 10 on Mohs hardness scale – but still considered a hard gemstone coming in at 8.5 on the hardness scale.
Cubic zirconia is available in varying qualities and usually a five-tiered system of A (lowest grade) to AAAAA (highest grade) is used to designate cubic zirconia qualities. Jacoby Gems sells highest quality Cubic Zirconia offering you Precision Machine Cut Cubic Zirconia at amazing prices! Not to mention that our customer service is hard to beat.