Swarovski Crystals vs Cubic Zirconia

Swarovski Crystals vs Cubic Zirconia

When asked for a hard, durable and shiny gemstone, diamond is the first one that comes to mind. Unfortunately, its price is not always the closest in reach. As a diamond’s color gets closer to transparent, its price tag gets even higher. Moreover, with increases in size, prices start increasing exponentially. Thankfully, there are alternatives…

Black Spinel Gemstone

Black Spinel Gemstone

The Black Spinel gemstone is one rare stone used in jewelry. Although it has black in its name, it comes in many colors: from red to purple to yellowy colors. It is not brittle: it is enough hard to make into many designs, which carry its sparkle. Let’s get to know this gemstone a bit…

What are Swarovski Crystals Made of?

What are Swarovski Crystals Made of?

Swarovski crystals are produced by the Austrain company Swarovski AG. The company keeps the production process secret. Yet we know that the materials include quartz sand and minerals. The final crystals also contain lead, which adds shine to the crystals.   Are Swarovski crystals real diamonds? Swarovski crystals are not diamonds. They are completely different…

Black Zirconium Rings Pros and Cons

Black Zirconium Rings Pros and Cons

  If you want a lightweight, cool black ring, then you should definitely consider, black zirconium rings. They have many pros such as being hypoallergenic and highly durable. On the other side, they are not the easiest rings to resize, and you shouldn’t expect a variety of colors. Despite these cons, black zirconium rings are…

Cubic Zirconia vs Zircon

Cubic Zirconia vs Zircon

  Cubic zirconia vs zircon is a common comparison when shopping for a diamond substitute. They sound similar but they are different stones. They look alike on an engagement ring. But their similarities stop there. What is cubic zirconia? Cubic zirconia is found in nature, but it is deposits are rare. Thus practically all cubic…