Diamond vs. CZ
October 20, 2009 11:39 AM Subscribe
Can you tell the difference between a diamond and a cubic zirconia?
posted by comatose to Science & Nature (25 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Have you ever looked at a diamond and a cubic zirconia (same size and cut) side by side and could definitively could tell them apart?
If a well cut CZ was placed in a precious metal setting is there any way that the average person could tell it was not a diamond?
Almost every article I've read seems to agree that it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a diamond and CZ without some sort of test or 10x magnification. Yet, every girl I've ever asked said that it is easy to tell the difference between the two. I have a hunch they are comparing a fairly plain CZ without many cuts set in cheap costume jewelery to well cut/faceted diamonds set in expensive metals. Any first hand experience would be interesting.