Information and Education about our Cubic Zirconia Jewelry
Cubic Zirconia Stone Information:
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CZ Stone Cutting & Polishing
Cubic Zirconia Composition
Cubic Zirconia Durability
Caring for your CZ Jewelry
Cleaning CZ Jewelry
Our CZ Stone lifetime
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|Sample Cubic Zirconia
|Gold CZ Jewelry
|Gold CZ Jewerly
Pure Gold is 24
karat, and is naturally yellow in color. It is a soft metal, and maybe too soft for daily wear.
Gold is a very stong metal, but very malleable making it ideal
24k gold is
mixed with other metals to make it more durable. Once mixed the
karat of the gold decreases depending on how much of the item is
gold versus other metals. The type of other metals and their
color determines the color and karat of the finished product.
Gold does not react with oxygen the way silver or copper do.
Therefore it does not rust or tarnish. Gold is a natural element
and can be altered by the use of chemicals. We recommend you
remove your jewelry before using cleaning products.
14k Yellow Gold
Is a mixture of 24k Gold (approx. 60%) and
other metals called alloys (approx. 40%). 14k Yellow Gold is
commonly mixed with copper and silver so it will retain the
bright yellow gold color. 14k Yellow gold is a perfect balance
between precious metal and
durable metals and is perfect for jewelry. 14k Gold is the most
popular karat gold in the United States.
Unfortunately due to variation in
computer monitor settings and photography of jewelry variations
photos may not accurately show the color of our 14k yellow gold
14k Yellow Gold CZ Jewelry Pictures
White gold CZ Jewelry Pictures
|14k White Gold
Is a mixture of
the traditional 24 karat gold (which is yellow) with white
metals. It is mixed inthe same ratio as other 14k gold metals
(6040).14k white gold as become very popular of the last decade.
It is visually similar to platinum a much more expensive metal.
It is standard that all white jewelry metals are plated with
rhodium a rare metal that is similar to platinum but much more
durable. This plating gives 14k white gold a layer of extra
protection from surface scratches while also providing
Rhodium plating will wear over
time, but plating is a very easy process and should be standard
in any cleaning and repair.
The term sterling
silver refers specifically to silver that is composed of 92.5%
Silver and 7.5% other metals or alloys. 100% silver is too soft
to be useable in the jewelry manufacturing process. Even still,
silver is a softer metal that 14k Gold, which, makes it
less expensive. Most of the cost in producing Sterling Silver
jewelry is in the design, craftsmanship, and labor cost to make
the piece. Additionally, silver reacts with air making it
prone to tarnishing and discoloration.
Tarnish remover can be
used at home and a simple "dip" in the solution removes any
tarnish. Similar to 14k White gold Sterling Silver is Rhodium
plated. This plating will prevent tarnishing for a while, but it
will eventually wear off. Many Sterling silver items are also
Nickel plated to maintain the shiny finish. This nickel plating
takes longer to wear off. Our pieces comestandard both nickel
and Rhodium plated so they keep their shine.
Silver CZ Jewelry Pictures
Platinum CZ Jewelry Pictures
Platinum CZ Jewelry Information:
Platinum Jewelry is growing in
popularity with the increase in the cost of gold. Platinum is a
much more rare metal than gold. It is also a much more pure
metal being malleable at 95% purity. This increase in purity
makes platinum jewelry ideal for those with sensitive skin. It
is naturally hypoallergenic. Because of it's increased density
it is much heavier and can more securely hold Diamond and CZ
Stones. Platinum is naturally a white metal and does not require
the replating that sterling silver and white gold require.
Platinum is more durable, retains it's luster and color forever,
it is perfect for securing stones, and naturally hypoallergenic!
We recomend platinum above all other precious metals.