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Seven round-cut cubic zirconia stones add sparkle to these small hoop earrings, crafted from polished sterling silver. The stones are held securely in prong settings with polished prong tips. The earrings have a hinged design and are set on posts with hidden snap closures for a seamless look. Showcasing a little more bling than your standard hoops, these pretty earrings are a great way to dress up your everyday look.
About Cubic Zirconia Jewelry
In 1937, Cubic Zirconia was first discovered in its natural state by German mineralogists, M. V. Stackelberg and K. Chudoba. Little did they know the tiny crystals that they discovered would move on to become a popular synthetic gemstone. It wasn’t until the 1970s that Cubic Zirconia was first used in the jewelry world, when scientists began growing the crystals in the laboratory. Starting in the 1980s, Cubic Zirconia began growing in popularity and today is it one of the most popular diamond substitutes available on the market.
Cubic Zirconia is the cubic form of zirconium oxide that is created in a laboratory. Its durable material allows the synthetic stone to be molded into a variety of shapes. The stone offers brilliant shine and flawless clarity. Cubic Zirconia is offered in a wide range of colors, including a colorless form that is an economically important competitor to natural diamonds.
Caring For Your Cubic Zirconia Jewelry
Like natural diamonds, Cubic Zirconia needs to be cared for in order to maintain its original brilliance and shine. Clean with warm-to-hot water and a soft brush with a mild soap, then immediately dry with a clean cloth after rinsing. Avoid contact with perfume, body lotion, hairspray or any other chemical that may harm the shine of the stone.