Custom Wire Wrapped Pink CZ Bracelet Size Sterling Silver .935
What is: The cubic zirconia (CZ) used for jewelry is a synthetic material. It's produced all over the world. Lab created cubic zirconia (CZ) is a popular diamond simulant and is well known in the jewelry industry. Natural cubic zirconia was discovered in 1937 as an inclusion in zircon crystals. The first experiments to synthesize cubic zirconia started in the 1960’s and the process was perfected by 1973. CZ is much harder than many other diamond simulants and has high dispersion making it the most popular affordable diamond simulant. CZ has a higher specific gravity, and will show more abrasion, than a diamond. It is often colorless, but it can be “doped” with various elements to produce a wide array of colors.