What's the difference between a CZ and a Diamond?
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6 September 2006
A Cubic Zirconia is a simulated (Man made not Natural) diamond. It is the finest diamond alternative because it comes closer than any other gem to matching the characteristics of a diamond. A simulated diamond (Cubic Zirconia or CZ) looks almost exactly like a high quality diamond and the overall effect is so similar that most people, even trained gemologists, cannot tell the difference with the naked eye. A Cubic Zirconia has a hardness rating of 8.5 and comes very close to matching a diamond's perfect 10. It will even scratch glass, just like a diamond! The finest simulated diamond (Cubic Zirconia CZ) is perfect in clarity as it is grown in a professionally controlled laboratory environment and your simulated gemstone will remain sparkling clear with regular cleaning. It can be worn everyday and will never get dull or change colour.
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