Cubic zirconia jewelry is cheaper than diamonds if you are on a tight budget. Unlike naturally occurring diamonds, beautiful cubic zirconia crystals are made by heating zirconia powder and yttrium oxide at over 5000° F.
Aside from affordability, cubic zirconia pieces are also pretty hard and durable. They are much more resistant to wear and tear than softer gems like opals and emeralds.
How to Restore the Shine of Cubic Zirconia Jewelry
Over time, cubic zirconia pieces lose their shine. One of the most common reasons they dull and lose their luster is exposure to lotions, makeup, or hairspray. A scratch during cleaning can also make CZ jewelry pieces seem a little cloudier.
Here is how to restore a crisp new shine and sparkle to your cubic zirconia jewelry.
Use Mild Detergent and Warm Water to Clean Cubic Zirconia Jewelry
CZ Jewelry pieces need to be cleaned regularly to maintain their shine and restore their sparkle over time. First, soak your CZ jewelry in warm water and detergent and let it sit for at least 2 minutes. Then use a soft-bristled toothbrush or a cosmetic brush to scrub the jewelry piece until an even sparkle reappears.
Remember to rinse and dry the jewelry piece thoroughly to avoid leaving a cloudy residue on your jewelry.
Use a Jewelry Polishing Cloth
Most CZ jewelry pieces are often set in sterling silver or gold-plated metal. If you have one of these pieces, just use a jewelry polishing cloth to rub your CZ jewelry piece in a back and forth motion to restore your jewelry's shine and beauty.
Use Commercial Cleaning Services
If these methods do not work, consider taking your piece to a professional jeweler. Depending on the status of your CZ jewelry piece, steam or ultrasonic cleaner could be what it takes to restore a brilliant shine to your piece.
Experienced Wedding Band Jewelers
Over time, cubic zirconia jewelry pieces begin to lose their sparkle. While it may take some work to restore the sparkle, the shine and beauty restored to your pieces is well worth the effort.
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