Platinum-Plated Sterling Silver Cushion-Cut Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings
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- The natural properties and composition of mined gemstones define the unique beauty of each piece. The image may show slight differences to the actual stone in color and texture.
- Gemstones may have been treated to improve their appearance or durability and may require special care.
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Add a little sparkle to any outfit with these beautiful cushion-cut cubic zirconia stud earrings. The 7mm stones have a square shape with rounded corners and are cradled in four-prong settings of platinum-plated sterling silver. With their fancy shape and pretty sparkle, these versatile studs are unique and eye-catching. Platinum plating on the sterling silver gives these post-set earrings a rich finish, and also makes them tarnish-proof and hypoallergenic.
- Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 2.1 x 0.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B0028K3LF6
- Item model number: X2AGYC0000
- Date first available at Amazon.com: September 9, 2010
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From the Manufacturer
What is Cubic Zirconia?
Cubic Zirconia is a stone so optically close to diamond that most jewelers cannot tell the difference between a CZ and a diamond with the naked eye. The man-made stone is virtually flawless whereas most diamonds have internal inclusions or external blemishes. It is a high quality synthetic gemstone which imitates the appearance of diamonds. Cubic zirconia is zirconium oxide (ZrO2), a mineral that is extremely rare in nature. Synthesized CZ is much less expensive than diamond, optically flawless and can be created in a variety of different colors.
How Does CZ Compare to Diamond?
The overall brilliance and fire of quality CZ stones is equal to that of diamond to the untrained eye. Cubic zirconia can be evaluated using the same qualities that diamonds and other gemstones are graded by: the Four Cs (color, clarity, cut and carat weight). Cubic Zirconia is a virtually flawless equivalent to a diamond on the clarity chart. CZ can be made entirely colorless, equivalent to a perfect score on the color grading scale of diamonds. The biggest difference is that cubic zirconia is 70% heavier than diamond. CZ is extremely durable with a hardness rating of 8.5 compared to 10 for diamond.
Fun Facts about CZ
The procedure for transforming rough cubic zirconia crystal into a faceted, polished stone is virtually the same as for diamonds and other natural gemstones. Because CZ is harder than sand, CZ jewelry can be safely worn at the beach without risk of damage to the stone. Zircon is a much softer natural gemstone and is not related to cubic zirconia. Cubic zirconia production reached 50 million carats by 1980, and demand continues to grow.
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Amazon Collection|
|Gem Type||Cubic zirconia|
|Minimum total gem weight||1 carats|
|Back finding||Post with friction back|
|Total metal weight||0.61 Grams|
|Number of stones||2|
Platinum Plated Silver
|Metal||Platinum plated silver|
|Metal Weight||0.61 Grams|
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I am wearing them now. pretty but i'm not afraid to lose these like the actual diamond studs that i have. really good idea.Published 2 days ago by L. Brenner
Right ear stopped working in less than a week and I was careful with them. Then the left ear kept snapping out of place. These are garbage. The charger works fine tho.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Beautiful, durable earrings. The studs seem to be on the longer side for those with thin ears or sensitive spots behind the ears. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jan'niseKevin KRAUSE