Faceted Garnet and Garnet Cubic Zirconia
Crystal accented with 14 Karat Gold Fill Earrings
Highly faceted Garnet accents with Garnet Cubic
Zirconia Crystal drop 14 Karat Gold Fill leverback
Dimensions 1 3/4 L
Cubic Zirconia is a synthetic gemstone, zirconium oxide
(ZrO2), a mineral that is extremely rare in nature but is
widely synthesized for use as a diamond simulant. The
synthesized material is hard, optically flawless and
usually colourless, but may be made in a variety of
different colours by using certain metal oxides during the
manufacturing process which give the stone a fiery
sparkle. Cubic zirconia is relatively hard, at about 8.5 on
the Mohs scale - nowhere near diamond, but much
harder than most natural gems. Because of its ,
durability, and close visual likeness to diamond, synthetic
cubic zirconia has remained the most gemologically
important diamond simulant since 1976.
The warm red of the garnet illuminated Noah's Ark.
Garnets have been known to Man for thousands of
years. Noah, it is said, used a garnet lantern to help him
steer his ark through the dark night. Garnets are also
found in jewellery from early Egyptian, Greek and Roman
times. Many an early explorer and traveller liked to carry
a garnet with him, for the garnet was popular as a
talisman and protective stone, as it was believed to light
up the night and protect its bearer from evil and disaster.
Today, science has taught us that the garnet's proverbial
luminosity comes from a reflective index.
Gold-filled is defined as a layer of 10kt or better gold
mechanically bonded under heat and pressure to
another metal, then rolled or drawn to a given thickness.
The quantity of the gold must be at least 1/20th of the
item's total weight. The item must be marked as 10, 12 or
14kt gold-filled. Gold-filled is much thicker than gold
plated, and gold-filled items are generally considered
lifetime products. All DM Design products use only 14/20
karat gold fill
May we suggest matching necklace
We do not recommend the use of commercial cleaners
on any of the gemstones offered through DM Design
Catalog. Avoiding over-exposure to outdoor elements,
such as sunlight and heat, will prolong the life of your
stone. Periodic cleaning with extremely mild soapy
water (lukewarm or cool) and polishing with a soft cloth
can keep your gemstone beautiful for years.
Garnet + Garnet