When it comes to buying and wearing gemstone jewelry, there are a lot of options to choose from. While diamonds are a beloved gemstone choice for many jewelry lovers, cubic zirconia is an equally beautiful yet affordable alternative.
What is a Cubic Zirconia?
Cubic zirconia (also known as CZ for short) is a lab-made gemstone that strongly resembles diamonds. Brilliant and gorgeous, cubic zirconia jewelry are scratch-resistant and are easy to care for. This makes them an excellent jewelry option for both engagement rings and fashion accessories that flatters any outfit you have.
Despite bearing some striking similarities (and their affordability), cubic zirconia gemstones are actually a lot different than diamonds. You can learn more about how to tell apart cubic zirconia from diamond here:
Accessories jewelry are important, they can either make or break your outfit. With the right jewelry, you can enhance your attire and look stylish no matter the occasion. Buying and choosing the perfect cubic zirconia jewelry can be an overwhelming experience, but no worries.
Here are our four tips on how to choose cubic zirconia jewelry: -
1. Understand the Different Grades of Cubic Zirconia Stones
One of the first things you need to know before buying any cubic zirconia jewelry is that there are different grades to indicate the quality of the gemstones. You would want to buy fine jewelry with the best gemstone, so you should research the quality of their cubic zirconia stones.
When it comes to cubic zirconia gemstones, they are graded on the same scale commonly used for commercially manufactured diamonds. The lowest grade for cubic zirconia is A, while the highest rating is AAAAA or 5A with excellent diamond-like clarity.
Here at Eleganzia Jewelry, our sterling silver jewelry integrates AAA grade cubic zirconia gemstones.
2. Consider the Type of Jewelry Metal Setting
Furthermore, you should always consider when buying anything is the jewelry metal setting. You can either opt for a plated jewelry as your cubic zirconia setting or a precious metal hypoallergenic jewelry.
Plating jewelry over lower quality metals (such as brass or nickel) is a less expensive option, but the downside is that the jewelry plating tends to wear off and prone to tarnish faster.
On the other hand, if you are someone with sensitive skin, it is better to go for nickel free jewelry metals like 925 sterling silver, 14k gold, or stainless steel.
You should never go for the inexpensive option and overlook any potential jewelry allergies. Learn more about the different types of hypoallergenic jewelry metals here.
3. Consider the Jewelry Design & Occasion
Jewelry and accessories come in many different styles that reflect and enhance your overall attire. This is why you should take the designs and occasion into consideration when you choose accessories jewelry.
If you’re someone who prefers to keep it simple and lowkey, you can go with classic and dainty jewelry pieces that blend in and complement your everyday wear. Take our Round Cubic Zirconia Solitaire Necklace Silver for example, this pendant necklace features a silver pendant inlaid with a single brilliant cubic zirconia in solitaire setting. Whether it’s for office wear or a night out with your loved ones, this silver necklace makes a radiant finishing touch to anything you wear.
Of course when we’re talking about simple jewelry silver, you can’t forget about sterling silver stud earrings. Hypoallergenic yet stylish, stud earrings are the ultimate finishing touches you need for an effortless fashion statement.
On the other hand, if you prefer something with a little more bling and dazzle to your attire, you can always go for cubic zirconia jewelry with bolder and detailed designs. When it comes to extravagant fashion accessories, these are better suited for more formal occasions like a party or even wedding functions.
If you’re looking for a statement ring that turns heads, our Chevron Ring Double CZ V Shape Ring Silver Adjustable may be just what you need. This sterling silver ring features an adjustable ring band in an exquisite chevron shaped design and bedazzled with tiny cubic zirconia stones. This one-of-a-kind cz ring band is not only a flexible ring to wear, it is also bold, sparkly and fashion forward!
4. The Colors of Cubic Zirconia
Next, you should consider the color of the cubic zirconia stones as they come in various colors. While clear and colorless cubic zirconia are a popular choice that resembles diamonds, you can also enhance your fashion style with more colorful cz jewelry.
Choosing colored cz stones will add a pop of color to anything you wear, especially for neutral colored clothes. You can coordinate your jewelry to your ensemble with colored gemstone jewelry for a more chic and fun look. The best part about cz jewelry is that you can pair them with anything, so they make an outstanding accessory to spice up any outfit.
And there you have it, now you know about these four steps on how to help you choose cubic zirconia jewelry in the future. At the end of the day, it’s all about how you choose to wear your fashion accessories with confidence.
Choosing quality jewelry means choosing a quality lifestyle. For more sparkly jewelry, browse our sterling silver jewelry at Eleganzia for quality craftsmanship and exquisite designs.