If you like jewelry, then you will definitely have heard of cubic zirconia. These artificially made clear crystal-like stones have the look of real diamonds, but cost lesser. Cubic zirconia is the stone of choice for the majority of people as they look very stylish and are really indistinguishable unless you are an expert. Cubic zirconia is a popular choice for jewelry and you will find it in many different accessories including rings, bracelets, brooches and of course the most popular of them all, the earrings.
Many people have pierced ears and some have them pierced when quite young. Stud earrings are the earrings of choice for many, including adolescents and children with pierced ears. This is because they are easier to wear and do not pose as much danger or a threat as drop earrings which can get caught on clothing, hair or be tugged.
Gold or silver earrings
Cubic zirconia stud earrings can be set in silver, white or yellow gold and platinum. There are other cheaper base metals for settings, but these should really be avoided to ensure that your ear lobes stay healthy.
Gold stud earrings are choice earrings for most people and it is easy to see why. A small gold earring set with a sparkling cubic zirconia stone can make a real impact. If you prefer them, a shape that suits you can be found and many of these can have designs on them. They don’t have to be plain at all. In fact there are numerous choices available online and all you need to do is have a couple of hours to research and make a selection.
Stud earrings can vary in size and style enormously. So, whether you are looking for a stylish single stone set in a yellow gold earring, or a cluster of smaller stones around a different colored center, then you can actually find something that falls within your budget.
Cubic zirconia is hot on price
The price of cubic zirconia earrings is well within most people’s means. So, you can find some pretty stylish and chic earrings at a fraction of the cost of diamond ones. One of the greatest benefits of wearing some cubic zirconia stud earrings is that if you lose one, as we all do sometimes, you will not feel as miserable as you would if it were a diamond earring.
Cubic zirconia is a great quality product and if cut with an expert precision to imitate the facet of a real diamond, then you can be sure it will sparkle just as brilliantly as a real diamond. Its hardness and durability is worthy noting, so although it is a cheaper alternative to a real diamond, it is still a high quality product you will be buying and you can be sure it will last a long time. Mostly, cubic zirconia is a crystal clear stone in the way it is created, but one can still buy it in a variety of other colors. So if you are looking for something to simulate amethyst or sapphires, then you can buy a cubic zirconia stones in that color. This is perfect if you are looking to match your stud earrings with certain outfits.
Because cubic zirconia is a fraction of the price of real diamonds, you could opt to buy the stones loose at a wholesale price and create your own stud earrings. If you are not able to create the mounting yourself, then you could commission a unique piece from a good jewelry designer. This may be a little more expensive, but you may want something unique for a special occasion and the price would definitely be worth it.
As with any precious stone, there are different grades available and the highest caliber of cubic zirconia is AAAAA. This grade gives such a brilliant shine that it refracts the light to rival any diamond.