SILVER SYNTHETIC SAPPHIRE & CUBIC ZIRCONIA CLUSTER EARRING & PENDANT SET
Classic beautiful Synthetic Sapphire & Cubic Zirconia pendant and earrings in Sterling Silver. You can choose to purchase a complete set or as separates.
Pendant chain sold separately; I would suggest this one.
In 1902, the French chemist Auguste Verneuil developed a process for producing synthetic sapphire crystals. Chemical dopants can be added to create artificial versions of the ruby, and all the other natural colours of sapphire, and in addition, other colours never seen in geological samples. Stones created in a lab are chemically, physically and optically identical to those mined underground, yet they have fewer flaws and cost less, too. The more expensive and hard-to-find natural gems, such as sapphires, emeralds, and rubies are favourite lab-created stones
There are a few key features of Cubic Zirconia which distinguish it from Diamond:
Hardness. This causes sharp edges to facets in cut crystals to dull and round off in CZ, while with Diamond the edges remain sharp.
Cut: Cubic Zirconia gemstones may be cut differently from Diamonds. The facet edges can be rounded or "smooth".
Colour: A Cubic Zirconia is often entirely colourless: equivalent to a perfect "D" on Diamond's colour grading scale.
Thermal conductivity: Cubic Zirconia is a thermal insulator whereas Diamond is the most powerful thermal conductor. This is the way most Diamond testers work; by testing thermal conductivity.