Caring for your Diamond Essence Jewelry
Diamond Essence that is set in 14 Karat-gold or sterling silver or vermeil can be worn everyday.
While almost as hard as diamonds, even diamonds can chip if hit the right way. So take precautions, such as removing jewelry when doing heavy work.
Soap can leave a sparkle-dimming film, so remove your Diamond Essence jewelry before showering or cleaning. Similarly, remove jewelry when applying makeup and face/body powder, as they can dull its shine. Have your jewelry checked by a jeweler regularly. He will check for loose settings and professionally clean the jewelry as well.
Cleaning Your Diamond Essence Jewelry
The more you clean your Diamond Essence jewelry the more spectacular it will look. All jewelry loses its beauty if soap, hand cream, dirt and body oils collect and solidify on it.
The best way to clean your Diamond Essence jewelry is to soak it in a brand-name liquid jewelry cleaner. Most solutions come with a small, soft brush for hard to reach areas. For better cleaning, use an ultrasonic cleaner with cleaning solution.
In between clean-ups, polish with a chamois cloth or cotton towel.
Have your jewelry professionally cleaned & checked regularly, He will check for loose settings, as well do a superior cleaning job.
chemical composition of diamond essence
ZrO2- Zirconium oxide plus yttrium or calcium.
Color -- Colorless when pure, but many colors are provided by small chemical additives..
Refractive Index -- 2.23 (singly refractive).
Dispersion-- .060-.066. Durability--
Hardness --8.5 to 9.25.
Specific Gravity -- 5.65 - 5.8 (gm/cm3)
Crystal structure -- Isometric (cubic).
Cubic Zirconia Back To Top Cubic Zirconia is a synthetic gemstone, ZrO2, used in jewelry as diamond simulant. The cubic zirconia diamond is extremely hard rating a 8.5 on the mohs scale, to the naked eye it is flawless and has no color. It can be created in colors such as pink, purple, green, red, basically any color. Because of its durability, and similarity to a diamond, created cubic zirconia stones have remained the most important diamond simulant since its discovery in 1976. Its main competition as a synthetic diamond is the more recently cultivated material, charles and Colvard's moissanite. When these Russian CZs are compared to fine diamonds, many experts can not distinguish the difference without the aid of sophisticated gemological equipment. Russian CZs have a dispersion greater than diamond, and this produces an abundance of color play & "fire". Don't be "fooled" by other fancy brand names. Diamond Essence have all the durability, fire, luster, & brilliance as other advertised "brand" names like signity, QVC diamonique, russian ice, russian brilliant, ziamond, etc.
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Cleaning Cubic Zirconia: Tips that will keep your CZ jewelry sparkling!
Although most abrasive cleansers will not damage a CZ stone, they will, however, take the lustrous shine off the metal in which the stone is set. Gemologists can agree that CZ comes closer than any other gem material to matching the characteristics of a diamond-it's uncanny. As CZ is quickly becoming more popular as a desirable substitute for diamond, it's important to care for it the same way you would a diamond. So if for some reason you cannot remove the dirt off your CZ jewelry, take it to a jeweler and give it a high-pressure steam clean, as would be done to a diamond. This will remove almost any scum off your jewelry. When we clean a customer's jewelry and inspect it for wear, and loose or missing stones, we find the jewelry needing repair is most often a jewelry piece that has never been cleaned by the owner. Persistent dirt gets between the metal settings and the stones, causing abrasive wear and eventually, perhaps a loose stone. One of the most basic rules of jewelry care is to apply all lotions, make-up, hair spray, etc. first, before you put on your jewelry. To minimize scratches and other damage, store your jewelry either in a cloth pouch or in a separate compartment in your jewelry box. Now that you know how easy it is to care for your CZ, be sure to clean your CZ jewelry regularly-depending on how often you wear it; if you wear it everyday, cleaning it once a week is sufficient. Follow our simple tips on cleaning cubic zirconia, and you can be certain your CZ jewelry will not only maintain its original brilliance and luster for years to come, but it will continue to sparkle radiantly for you when you wear it, and show it off!
Understanding of 4 C'S:
When evaluating Diamond Essence jewelry, we advise you to look at the same four quality experts use to judge a mined diamond:
1. Color : The Gemological Institute of
America's color scale assigns letter classifications ranging from D
through Z. The most sought after colorless diamonds are classified with a
D. Diamond Essence diamonds are equivalent to classification D in
color. Almost all diamonds are transparently clear or white, The
Gemological Institute of America assigns color classifications ranging
from "D" through "Z". The most sought after colorless diamonds are
classified as "D". Diamond Essence pieces are always trans parently
clear and always meet "D" classification.
2. Clarity : Few
diamonds are totally flawless. A flawless diamond has top clarity and
is very valuable. Diamond Essence jewels are always virtually flawless.
Most diamonds contain some kind of imperfections inclusion-within the
piece itself. Inclusions interfere with the passage of light throughout
the stone. Diamond Essence pieces are equivalent to premium quality
3. Cut : The "cut" refers to both the shape of the diamond and the precise cut of its facets. An improperly-cut piece will have less fire, less brilliance, less value. Diamond Essence masterpieces are always cut perfectly, so they flash the ultimate in fire and brilliance.
4. Carat Weight : The carat is a measure of a diamond size. Usually, diamonds are priced on a per carat basis. Surprisingly, a two carat diamond is considerably more than twice the price of a one carat diamond. The better the other three Cs, the higher the per-carat price. Larger diamonds are rarer than smaller diamonds, so they carry a higher price per carrat. A two diamond will not cost twice as much as a one carat piece, but considerably more. Diamond Essence carat sizes are just the same as mined diamond carat sizes, and are always priced the same (now $33 per carat), whether one carat, two carats or three.
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