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Cubic Zirconia

The best simulated diamond on today's market, cubic zirconia (CZ) offers a combined 
high value of refractive index, dispersion and hardness ( Mohs hardness: 8.5; refractive 
index: 2.15; specific gravity: 5.8). Like natural stones, CZs vary in color, clarity and cut.


Stone Shapes


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Zodiac Sign Chart

 

CZ Converting from size to Carat

Round Shape

 

CZ

Diamond

Size

Weight

Weight

1.25

0.013

0.01ct

1.5

0.023

0.015

1.75

0.237

0.02

2mm

0.06

0.03

2.25

0.08

0.04

2.5

0.10

0.05

2.75

0.15

0.06

3mm

0.20

0.10

3.25

0.25

0.13

3.5

0.30

0.16

3.75

0.35

0.20

4mm

0.43

0.25

4.25

0.52

0.3

4.6

0.62

0.36

4.75

0.72

0.42

5mm

0.62

0.48

5.25

0.98

0.58

5.5

1.10

0.65

5.75

1.27

0.75

6mm

1.45

0.85

6.25

1.65

0.97

6.5

1.85

1.09

6.75

2.05

1.20

7mm

2.30

1.35

7.5

2.80

1.65

8mm

3.35

1.97

8.5

4.00

2.35

9mm

4.70

2.76

9.5

5.50

3.74

10mm

6.40

3.76

11

8.50

5.00

12

11.00

6.47

13

13.90ct

6.18ct

14

17.40

10.24

15

21.00

12.35

16

25.30

14.88

17

30.00

17.54

18

35.30

20.76

19

43.59

25.64

20

52.00

30.63

 

 

Oval Shape

 

CZ

Diamond

 

Weight

Weight

5x3mm

0.35ct

0.21ct

6x4

0.75

0.44

7x5

1.40

0.82

7.5x5.5

1.70

1.00

8x6

2.10

1.24

9x7

3.20

1.80

10x8

4.60

2.71

10.5x8

4.90

2.88

11x9

6.20

3.64

12x10

7.70

4.52

14x12

12.52

7.36

16x12

17.41

10.24

18x13

19.40

11.41

20x15

19.64

17.43

Pear Shape

 

CZ

Diamond

Size

Weight

Weight

5x3mm

0.40ct

0.24ct

6x4

0.68

0.40

7x5

1.20

0.71

8x5

1.40

0.82

8.5x5.5

1.70

1.00

9x6

2.15

1.26

10x7

3.20

1.88

12x8

5.00

2.94

14x9

7.50

4.41

15x10

9.00

5.29

18x11

16.00

9.41

19x12

17.00

10.00

23x14

26.00

15.29

 

 

Marquise

 

CZ

Diamond

Size

Weight

Weight

4x2mm

0.15ct

0.08ct

5x2.5

0.24

0.14

6x3

0.42

0.25

7x3.

0.57

0.34

8x4

0.90

0.53

9x4.5

1.15

0.73

10x5

1.70

1.00

11x5.5

2.25

1.32

12x6

2.85

1.66

13x6.5

3.60

2.11

14x7

4.50

2.65

15x7.5

3.50

3.23

16x8

7.50

4.41

17x8.5

8.30

4.88

20x10

13.00

7.63

22x11

16.50

9.71

30x15

36.50

21.00

 

 

Rectangle Shape

 

CZ

Diamond

Size

Weight

Weight

5x3mm

0.40ct

0.24ct

6x4

0.68

0.40

6.5x4.5

1.20

0.71

7x5

1.40

0.82

8x6

1.70

1.00

8.5x6.5

2.15

1.26

9x7

3.20

1.88

9.5x7.5

5.00

2.94

10x8

7.50

4.41

11x9

9.00

5.29

12x10

16.00

9.41

14x12

17.00

10.00

13x12

26.00

15.29

18x13

28.48

16.75

20x15

45.77

16.92

 

 

Heart Shape

 

CZ

Diamond

Size

Weight

Weight

4x4

0.50ct

0.29ct

5x5

0.75

0.44

6x6

1.30

0.76

6.5x6.5

1.65

0.97

7x7

2.10

1.24

8x8

3.10

1.82

9x9

4.40

2.59

10x10

4.00

3.53

11x11

8.00

4.70

12x12

10.40

6.12

13x13

14.94

8.79

14x14

15.70

9.24

 Material

Brass

 Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc; the proportions of zinc and copper can be varied to create a range of brasses with varying properties. For jewelry, at least 67% copper and 33% zinc is used. This mixture helps the brass become stronger and more durable than copper alone which allows for superb electroplating quality. Thus, the perfect mixture for fashion jewelry.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel (SS 316) used in fashion jewelry is a steel alloy with a minimum of 10% chromium content by mass. Stainless Steel does not stain, corrode or rust as easily as ordinary steel, and is hypoallergenic. Thus it is extensively used in heavy gauge welded components such as jewelry. SS 316 stainless steel is the highest quality stainless steel for jewelry products.

Alloy Metal

White metal is any of several light-colored alloys used as a base for things like jewelry. Some of the metals that make up a white metal alloy are antimony, tin, bismuth and zinc. Not all of these metals are found in all white metal alloys but are mixed to achieve a desired need. As an example, a based metal for jewelry needs to be castable in fine detail and polishable.

Resin

Resin is a durable and transparent plastic that is especially suited to jewelry making because of its ease of use. It begins in a liquid form, but after it has been cast is quite durable. Special resin molds with smooth surfaces are created to give resin its glossy finish.

Plating

Plating is a surface covering where a metal is coats a conductive surface. Plating is used in fashion jewelry, to harden, to improve wearability, to reduce friction, to improve paint adhesion, and for other purposes. Jewelry typically uses plating to give a silver or gold finish. There are several plating methods, and many variations.

Gold

Gold plating is a thin coating of electroplated or mechanically plated gold on top of a base metal. Gold is alloyed mixed with other metals, usually silver and copper to make it less expensive, harder, and longer lasting. 10 karat gold is about 43.5% gold.

IP Gold

Gold Ion Plating (PVD)- IP gold plating is one of the most advanced surface finishing processes in the jewelry trade today. Physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating is made up of thin layers of metal that are bonded together through a rig. In traditional gold plating processes, the gold coating on the surface rubs off over time. However, Ion plating makes the gold plating more durable, more wear resistant, and also has a higher luster. With proper care, gold ion plated jewelry will last for decades, longer than traditional fashion jewelry. Not only is it longer lasting but also it is more sustainable than traditional plating processes.

Rose Gold

Rose gold is an alloy of gold mixed with copper, which gives it a rosy tint; this process is bonded through an electrical process to a base metal core.

IP Rose Gold

Rose Gold Ion Plating(PVD)--IP Rose gold jewelry is alluringly beautiful and flattering against all skin tones, just gold mixed with copper. Physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating is made up of thin layers of metal that are bonded together through a rig. Using one of the most advanced surface finishing processes in the jewelry trade today, IP Rose Gold  is quality crafted using our new gold ion plating process that is more durable, more wear resistant, and has a higher luster than traditional plating processes.

Silver

Silver plating is the process of bonding an extremely thin layer of silver to a base metal; most commonly used are copper, brass, white metal, or nickel.

Rhodium

Rhodium is a noble metal with a whitish gray appearance. Rhodium is typically applied to metal through the electroplating process. A thin plating of rhodium, which is one of the members of the platinum family, applied over either sterling or other alloy to give a bright, shiny, long-lasting silver-colored finish to a piece.

Ruthenium

Ruthenium is a gunmetal finish. To create a darker appearance black nickel is added to the ruthenium to give the gunmetal finish.

Two-Tone

Two-Tone is a combination of two or more color plating.

IP Two-Tone

Two-Tone Ion Plating (PVD) is a combination of two platings or tones, for example, a combination of IP Rose Gold and IP Gold. Physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating is made up of thin layers of metal that are bonded together through a rig. Ion plating makes the plating more durable, more wear resistant, and also has a higher luster. With proper care, ion plated jewelry will last for decades, longer than traditional fashion jewelry. Not only is it longer lasting but also it is more sustainable than traditional plating processes because of the little to no pollutants after producing.

IP Three-Tone

Three-Tone Ion Plating (PVD) is a combination of three platings or tones, for example, polished stainless steel, IP Rose Gold and IP Gold. Physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating is made up of thin layers of metal that are bonded together through a rig.  Ion plating makes the plating more durable, more wear resistant, and also has a higher luster. With proper care, ion plated jewelry will last for decades, longer than traditional fashion jewelry. Not only is it longer lasting but also it is more sustainable than traditional plating processes because of the little to no pollutants after producing.

Matte

Matte a non-shiny and frosted finish.

Antique

Antique is the plating that has been made to look aged, having a darkened or tarnished appearance.

IP Black

Black Ion Plating (PVD) is a black metal plating. Physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating is made up of thin layers of metal that are bonded together through a rig. Ion plating makes the plating more durable, more wear resistant, and also has a higher luster. With proper care, ion plated jewelry will last for decades, longer than traditional fashion jewelry. Not only is it longer lasting but also it is more sustainable than traditional plating processes because of the little to no pollutants after producing.

 Stone

Cubic Zirconia

Cubic zirconia (CZ) is the finest simulated diamond on today's market; like diamonds, cubic zirconia is colorless and do not lose their brilliance. CZ offers a combined high value of refractive index, dispersion and hardness (Mohs hardness: 8.5; refractive index: 2.15; specific gravity: 5.8). Cubic zirconia are chemically comprised of zirconium oxide and yttrium oxide. Similar to natural stones, CZs vary in color, clarity and cut. Cubic Zirconia stones are cut in the same way diamonds are cut. The sizing of the gemstone is usually indicated by its weight in carats, a carat being one-fifth of a gram. Because the cubic zirconia is so dense and solid, it outweighs a diamond of the same millimeter size, weighing 1.7 times more than a diamond of the same millimeter diameter. We use the CZ weight in MBM copy, not the equivalent diamond weight.

Top Grade Crystal

Top grade crystals are glass crystals cut in a process in which Daniel Swarovski (1862-1956), the son of a glass faceter, developed in 1892. He mechanized technique for faceting glass crystals, creating a sparkling, diamond-like "chaton".

Synthetic

Synthetic stones are man-made, but having the same physical, chemical and optical characteristics as the natural stone. Synthetic stones are made in laboratories; these stones generally lack imperfections.

Genuine Natural Stone

Genuine natural stones are any gemstones that may be used as a jewel when cut and polished and are valued for their beauty but which are not one of the four "precious stones" (emerald diamond ruby or sapphire).

Semi-Precious

Some examples of semi-precious stones are amethyst, aventurine, carnelian, garnet, opal, peridot, rose, quartz, etc.

Epoxy

Epoxy is tough resistant thermosetting synthetic resins containing epoxy groups: used in surface coatings, laminates, and adhesives.

Advice

Avoid wearing fashion jewelry in the shower or leaving it on your bathroom sink. This can quickly tarnish and rust your products. Avoid direct contact with perfume, lotion, and hairspray. This can leave a residue and dull your products. Do not expose your products to direct sunlight for long periods of time. This can fade the color of the stone.

When you are not wearing your fashion jewelry store it in a cool, dry place such as a jewelry box or gift box. Try to separate the pieces individually to prevent scratches to gemstones and metals. You can also store your fashion jewelry in a fabric-lined case with separate compartments, or wrap pieces individually in soft tissue paper. Don’t take the risk of your jewelry pieces scratching one another. While lasting and durable, your products can become scratched or dented, particularly if handled roughly.

Clean your fashion jewelry on a regular basis (once a month is a good rule of thumb). A simple way to clean your jewelry is with a soft cloth. No liquids or solutions are necessary. When cleaning plated items, be very careful and gentle with buffing those items. Aggressive and repeated rubbing will remove the plating over time. If it does show signs of significant wearing, a professional jeweler in your area will be able to repair the plating.

Sterling Silver pieces can be cleaned the same way. Avoid chlorine. Finish with a silver polish cloth.


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