Stone size: 1.0mm
Stone shape: Round
Material: Cubic zirconia
Stone type: Manmade
Mohs hardness: 8.5
Refractive index: 2.15–2.18
Specific gravity: 5.8
Treatment: Synthetic (SYN)
Cutting center: Switzerland
Machine cut in Switzerland, this round CZ features a bright-white flash and light-catching facets, making it an ideal choice for one-of-a-kind designs. Take advantage of its durability and use it to brush up on your setting techniques before moving on to softer stones or use it as a temporary stand-in for diamonds in custom show pieces. It sparkles when used on its own, but makes a larger statement when paired with colorful stones in more complex, necklaces, rings and matched sets.
An economical alternative to diamond, cubic zirconia is a lab-created white gemstone that offers an excellent play of light and is also available in a variety of colors to complement a wide variety of stone-set designs.
Round-cut gemstones are highly popular and the most commonly available. Yu Yo round gemstones are calibrated for size and hand inspected to ensure maximum attractiveness.
• Care: Clean with warm, soapy water. Ultrasonic and steam cleaning are usually safe.
• This stone can usually be cast in place safely; however, the process involves a great many variables, and there is always risk of damage to the stone. For instructions and information, see Tyler Teague's article "Casting Stones in Place"; find it on the 'More Info' tab or simply search 'casting stones in place.'
• Unless precisely calibrated to an exact size, gemstone sizes vary slightly. Yu Yo allows a tolerance of +/– 0.1mm for gemstones 4mm and smaller.