Cubic Zirconia (CZ for short) is a beautiful alternative to diamonds that offers the same captivation at a lower cost. Even though CZ jewelry is a captivating accessory that adds a touch of bling to any outfit, they are more prone to losing their shine than diamonds. That is why preserving your CZ jewelry is important to ensure that it remains as bright as the first day. In this blog post, we will talk about how to care for your CZ jewelry and give you some tips on how to keep it sparkling.
What is Cubic Zirconia?
CZ is a man-made gemstone made of zirconium dioxide. While it was initially made for commercial purposes, it made its way to the jewelry industry thanks to its sparkle and clarity, and it is currently one of the best diamond alternatives. At Bayam Jewelry, we offer a variety of CZ jewelry including CZ Rings, CZ Earrings, CZ Bracelets, CZ Necklaces, and CZ Pendants.
Does CZ tarnish?
CZ itself does not tarnish but it may lose its clarity and brilliance. That is why you should know how to look after it and clean it to maintain its shine.
But cleaning the stone itself is not enough - you should remember that the metal the CZ is set in may tarnish. At Bayam Jewelry, all our CZ jewelry is made with 10K and 14K gold. But 10K and 14K gold may tarnish over time due to the use of other metals. So even though the stone itself does not tarnish, the gold might, which is why it’s important to know how to clean the gold to keep it tarnish free as well. If you want to know more, take a look at our blog on How to Keep Your Gold Jewelry from Tarnishing.
Scratches are probably the worst thing that can happen to CZ jewelry. Accidents happen of course, but you should wear your CZ jewelry with care and be careful not to scratch or damage it. When you are not wearing it, you should store them separately in a jewelry box or in a soft jewelry pouch to prevent them touching other jewelry that may scratch them.
Chemicals like household cleaning products, lotions, hair sprays, perfumes etc can all damage your CZ jewelry. So you should avoid exposing your CZ jewelry to such chemicals as it may get dunked up. You don’t want lotion stuck on your stylish Monaco Chain Miami Cuban Link CZ Bracelet or perfume stains on your Roaring Lion Head CZ Ruby Eyes Pendant & Chain Necklace Set. Your CZ jewelry should be the last touch in your morning routine.
Remove During Activities
You should take your CZ jewelry off before doing an activity that could scratch or damage it, such as sports, cleaning, gardening etc. Even though CZ is quite strong and durable, it may nevertheless get scratched or damaged. So it’s better to be safe than sorry!
Cleaning Cubic Zirconia Jewelry
Even if you do all the above, your CZ may still lose its shine. That’s why it’s important to clean it regularly to get rid of any residue and make it sparkle again. You don’t need to do anything over the top to clean it - just mix warm water with a few drops of mild dishwashing detergent and use a soft toothbrush to gently clean your stone. After that, rinse it and allow it to air dry.
If your CZ jewelry is in pretty bad shape and the above method doesn’t work, then you can just take it to a jeweler who can clean it for you.
Shine Bright with Cubic Zirconia
Even though CZ is more prone to losing its shine than diamonds, it can last you a long time with proper care and regular cleaning. So whether you have a Jesus Head Last Supper CZ Ring, a CZ Halo Santa Muerte Angel of Death Pendant, or Small Round Textured Nugget Style CZ Stud Earrings, you should give the same care to each piece. The good thing is each unique piece is made with 10K and 14K gold, so it can last you the rest of your life, unlike imitation gold or gold plated jewelry.
At Bayam Jewelry, our CZ jewelry are made with the highest quality materials with excellent craftsmanship, so not only are they stylish, but they are also strong and durable. We also offer lifetime warranty for all our products against defects in material and workmanship.
So whatever your CZ preferences, we’ve got you covered. With a variety of CZ Rings, CZ Earrings, CZ Bracelets, CZ Necklaces, and CZ Pendants, you can find pieces ranging from elegant, minimalistic designs to bold, statement-making designs. So go to Bayam Jewelry and shine bright with your CZ jewelry.