You want the glitter of diamonds, but can’t afford the price tag? How about cubic zirconia or Swarovski crystals?
Swarovski has been producing luxury crystals for over 100 years . Cubic zirconia on the other hand has the social stigma of being “imitation diamonds”. But can you tell the difference between the two?
See if you can tell: Swarovski or Cubic Zirconia? (Answer Next Page)
So, what’s the difference between cubic zirconia and Swarovski crystals?
Swarovski crystals and cubic zirconia are both made at high-temperatures and can be cut to create sparkling gemstones and colored to any color. After cooling and cutting, the Swarovski crystals are coated with metallic coatings to make the already glittery substance reflect light even more. Cubic zirconia is cut to yield diamond-like sparkle. Unlike Swarovski crystals, cubic zirconia usually isn’t coated. Examiner
Except for the coating on a Swarovski crystal, it is difficult to tell the difference between a Swarovski crystal and a gem-cut zircon!
So, can you tell the difference? Click to the next page to find out, which crystals are in pictures A and B!