SILVER BLUE & WHITE CUBIC ZIRCONIA CLOVER PENDANT
Elegant Sterling Silver clover pendant, set with Cubic Zirconia stones in a clover-shaped outline, with a central blue Cubic Zirconia stone. The blue is somewhere between a fine cornflower blue Sapphire and a London Blue Topaz, and I am quite taken with it!
Length including bale 18mm, width 10mm.
Result: Subtle Bling! A matching pair of stud earrings are available.
The item comes in a beautiful fully recycled Christine Alexander gift box.
There are a few key features of Cubic Zirconia that 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.