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Cubic Zirconia Jewellery: Cleaning and Caring

Keep Your Cubic Zirconia Jewellery Sparkling

What is Cubic Zirconia: Let’s get the nerdy bits over with first!

Cubic Zirconia is a synthetic (man-made) stone. Clear CZ is a budget friendly mass-produced diamond simulant.  Although they look similar, CZ is made from zirconium dioxide (ZrO2) and sits on the Mohs scale around 8 to 8.5, while Diamonds (both natural and lab-grown) are made of carbon (C), with a Mohs hardness of 10.

CZ can also be coloured and used as alternatives to coloured diamonds & gemstones (such as emerald, ruby, sapphire).

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Tips to Keep Your Cubic Zirconia Jewellery Sparkling

Jewellery comes in a variety of materials, each requiring specific care and cleaning methods. Cubic Zirconia (CZ) Jewellery, with its brilliance and affordability, demands special attention to maintain its allure. Here’s a guide on how to clean and care for your CZ Jewellery to keep it sparkling for years to come.

Cleaning Non-Specific Jewellery Pieces

Jewellery encompasses various materials, including metals, stones, gems, and organics, each presenting unique cleaning challenges. When in doubt, a gentle wipe with a soft cloth after each wear can help remove dirt, grime, and body oils, preserving its appearance longer. Be cautious with cleaners (even water) that may loosen glued stones or focal pieces over time.

Lint free soft cloths suitable for cleaning and polishing jewellery

Caring for Cubic Zirconia Jewellery

To maintain the shine of your CZ Jewellery, polish it with a soft cloth to eliminate surface dirt and dust, avoiding harsh circular motions that could scratch delicate metals. CZ can be cleaned with warm water and mild soap. Use a soft brush to reach crevices and gently remove any dirt or grime.

You can use a trusted Jewellery cleaner specifically designed for CZ. Follow the instructions provided with the cleaner for best results. Dry and polish with a suitable cloth. Cubic zirconia can also be cleaned with an ultrasonic cleaner, ensuring thorough cleanliness. Follow the instructions for the specific cleaner you’re using and ensure it’s safe for CZ Jewellery. After cleaning, dry and polish with a suitable cloth.

Important Note: Take care!

It’s important to note that while these cleaning methods are suitable for Cubic Zirconia, they may not be suitable for many other gemstones or crystals. Heat and ultrasonic cleaners can damage certain gemstones, so it’s crucial to research and understand the appropriate cleaning methods for specific types of Jewellery to avoid causing any damage.

Radiant and Resilient: Keep your Cubic Zirconia Shining Bright

Proper cleaning and care are essential to maintain the brilliance of your Cubic Zirconia Jewellery. By following these tips and techniques, you can ensure that your pieces continue to shine brightly, adding elegance to any ensemble while preserving their longevity.

Do you have your own CZ Jewellery care tips and experiences to share?