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What is the Deal with Cubic Zirconia?

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Ideal_Rock
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A few years back now a lady i sat beside at a night school sewing class gave me some CZ esrings she had been gifted that she never wore
i now wish i knew where they are.
I think they might have gone to good will when we were unpacking when we moved
 

mrsthirdcharms

Shiny_Rock
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Here’s my latest purchase from Berricle. Their CZ is pretty good, this is the first larger piece that I’ve gotten. These are to keep me from getting more expensive versions! I think they’re really nice, the setting are sturdy. I got a piece of the “kaleidoscope“ line which is supposed to mimic alexandrite. It’s a good dupe.

Here are some pictures, the last one is CZ next to diamond in the sunshine.

93BAB125-A49E-4ABE-B940-0592F51C8FDB.jpeg 44D66945-0053-42D7-96C5-4C5940B97F5A.jpeg CB049A26-41A3-4115-8D82-3D4254C1AC71.jpeg 68C65C9B-3400-4554-B7A1-3EB73AF8DC73.jpeg 588CCA75-60C5-4C68-8C61-5B7926314299.jpeg A4B1F047-33F5-4126-9D5B-DF7D035FBBCB.jpeg E017FA5F-41F4-4E0B-AAED-9F77098F5B84.jpeg 4A90406F-80DB-4CB1-B79C-CEEE265D7CFB.jpeg
 

pearaffair

Ideal_Rock
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One of the stones is a diamond, others are CZ. Guess which one :)
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I have no idea but I’m guessing the diamond is the middle cushion or the round on the right. Great photo and game though!
 

pearaffair

Ideal_Rock
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Here’s my latest purchase from Berricle. Their CZ is pretty good, this is the first larger piece that I’ve gotten. These are to keep me from getting more expensive versions! I think they’re really nice, the setting are sturdy. I got a piece of the “kaleidoscope“ line which is supposed to mimic alexandrite. It’s a good dupe.

Here are some pictures, the last one is CZ next to diamond in the sunshine.

93BAB125-A49E-4ABE-B940-0592F51C8FDB.jpeg 44D66945-0053-42D7-96C5-4C5940B97F5A.jpeg CB049A26-41A3-4115-8D82-3D4254C1AC71.jpeg 68C65C9B-3400-4554-B7A1-3EB73AF8DC73.jpeg 588CCA75-60C5-4C68-8C61-5B7926314299.jpeg A4B1F047-33F5-4126-9D5B-DF7D035FBBCB.jpeg E017FA5F-41F4-4E0B-AAED-9F77098F5B84.jpeg 4A90406F-80DB-4CB1-B79C-CEEE265D7CFB.jpeg
I love the pear!!
 

Yelena

Shiny_Rock
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Here’s my latest purchase from Berricle. Their CZ is pretty good, this is the first larger piece that I’ve gotten. These are to keep me from getting more expensive versions! I think they’re really nice, the setting are sturdy. I got a piece of the “kaleidoscope“ line which is supposed to mimic alexandrite. It’s a good dupe.

Here are some pictures, the last one is CZ next to diamond in the sunshine.

93BAB125-A49E-4ABE-B940-0592F51C8FDB.jpeg 44D66945-0053-42D7-96C5-4C5940B97F5A.jpeg CB049A26-41A3-4115-8D82-3D4254C1AC71.jpeg 68C65C9B-3400-4554-B7A1-3EB73AF8DC73.jpeg 588CCA75-60C5-4C68-8C61-5B7926314299.jpeg A4B1F047-33F5-4126-9D5B-DF7D035FBBCB.jpeg E017FA5F-41F4-4E0B-AAED-9F77098F5B84.jpeg 4A90406F-80DB-4CB1-B79C-CEEE265D7CFB.jpeg
They look good! Thanks for posting.
 

AdaBeta27

Brilliant_Rock
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I was wondering how you could all tell the difference..... nice to know when they are good quality it’s very hard to tell.
It's how they are cut, and how they are polished. The Michael E. CZs I have are OEC and the G color one is especially convincing. The Wink CZs that may or may not be Interlaps are hearts and arrows or at least very convincing and broad arrows. The Chinese White ones are especially good. But I had a colorless 1ct mounted in a white gold setting and I wore it as a daily ring when I was doing quality control at a metals foundry. I flogged that ring like a workingman's wedding band. The facet junctions are so abraded that you can see it with the naked eye. But it still sparkles and the arrows throw beautiful fire. I have more colorless and Chinese white czs that could go in there, but I am contemplating an OEC moissanite next round. Depends on whether or not a better job opens up anytime soon.
 
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