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Most popular round-cut 1.00 mm melee accent stone (bulk discounts)

Most popular round-cut 1.00 mm melee accent stone (bulk discounts) 0

Did you know the most popular size of accent “melee” stone in jewelry is the 1.00 millimeter (1mm) diameter round cut stone? It’s probably not because there’s anything inherently better about the size, but that size side stone just seems to have evolved as a standard in the jewelry industry over hundreds of years. Read more about this interesting phenomenon here.

Oh yes, and if you happen to be part of a college dance team with a design in your mind for making a blingin’ faux-diamond bikini uniform for the squad, you can buy our flawless, AAAAA diamond-quality 1mm round cut melee accent stones at wholesale prices of less than a penny a piece (without being a credentialed jeweler). Please send pictures, when finished. In all seriousness, anyone can buy our stones at wholesale prices without being in the jewelry business— not just dance team members.

Ring with Cubic Zirconia center stone plus real diamond accent/melee stones

Ring with Cubic Zirconia center stone plus real diamond accent/melee stones 0

Customers hoping/expecting to replace an inexpensive but flawless and colorless 5A CubicZirconia.com CZ center stone with diamond at some point in the future commonly ask us if it is possible for us to make our jewelry with a only the largest stone being cubic zirconia while natural diamond accent stones (also known as 'side stones' or 'melee stones) are used in the remainder of the piece. Yes, this is possible. Here's the details.

Your Search for CZ Loose Stones Begins and Ends Here

Your Search for CZ Loose Stones Begins and Ends Here 1

Are you looking for the right stone for your jewelry? Look no further.

Loose cubic zirconia stones provide a great opportunity to enhance, repair, or even design a jewelry piece that you will love forever. Lost the original stone? Maybe the original stone wasn’t the one you wanted, and you’re ready to transform your jewelry piece into something that she will absolutely adore. Maybe this time, she can choose the stone size for your setting. Whatever the reason, CubicZirconia.com is the right place for you. 

Speaking of design and getting what you want, have you ever considered designing the piece yourself? Of course, we would be delighted to send you loose stones in your desired shape and size. 

Unsure about the shape of the center stone for the ring you're designing? Check out our article Which Center Stone Shape Is Right For Me/Her? 

Or perhaps, you're unsure about the size of the center stone for the ring you're designing. Read our article, Which Center Stone Size Is Right For Me/Her? 

No matter what stone shape or size you end up choosing, the clarity of our CZ stones will be perfect, and the quality will be AAAAA (5A), just as you would expect from industry standard set by that overpriced, undersized, imperfect stone you might have been thinking of (we try not to mention the “D” word here, except when we preface it with the term blood,’ and we educate about why CZ is a better choice, both morally and economically). But since you are here, and we are looking after your important purchase, why not consider customizing with us? 

Contact us with your ideas for customization. We will astonish you. Whether you are starting from scratch, or upgrading an old friend, we invite you to consider entrusting your beloved piece to us for a spectacular, well priced result you can be proud to show off.

When you work with us to design the perfect piece, we can offer you special pricing on accent stones you might consider. Talk to us about your customization hopes and dreams. You will be pleased from start to finish. We have excellent shipping, including 2 days from the United States for most orders. We will be with you every step of the way. 

So, what do you think? We’re here, waiting for you. Contact us for a quote! Don’t hesitate! We will make sure you are excited about the process, the cost, and, of course, the result. 

Tekla Luchenski
Staff Writer

Best Quality Cubic Zirconia Engagement Rings

Best Quality Cubic Zirconia Engagement Rings 1

CubicZirconia.com is your go-to source for the absolute, best quality cubic zirconia engagement rings manufactured one-at-a-time to your exact specifications by U.S master jewelry craftsmen with the highest-grade 5A cubic zirconia and set in your favorite, value-holding precious metals.Need to know more about what makes CubicZirconia.com “The Clear Choice” for your high-quality cubic zirconia engagement ring? Let’s talk about that, right now.

Cubic Zirconia Size Chart by Carat Weight

Cubic Zirconia Size Chart by Carat Weight 5

Get help figuring out what size stone cubic zirconia you need-- whether you need to convert from millimeters to CZ carat size or diamond carat size to the equivalent cubic zirconia dimensions. Measure our CZ stones using these instructions and mm-to-carat comparison chart. We use diamond-carat-equivalent sizes on CubicZirconia.com.
Cubic Zirconia 101: Properties of CZ

Cubic Zirconia 101: Properties of CZ 0

Color it blue, red, yellow, yellow, white, or whatever tint you want. Looking at it, with the untrained eye, you’ll mistake it as a diamond, a natural gem mined from the earth.

But using a jeweler’s loupe, this flawless, crystal-like piece of stone is not a diamond but a mimic of which it is called cubic zirconia or 'CZ' as it is popularly known. 

History: Cubic Zirconia was discovered in the 18th century. It was later in the Soviet that scientists and mineralogists alike studied and perfected the technique wherein the gemstone could reach its maximum crystalline form. This milestone was known to the public in 1973 and commercial production began in the 70’s. And by the 1980’s mass production has reached its peak and laboratories produced over 50 million carats of this beautiful, sparkling artificial gemstone.

Physical Attributes: The quality of this gemstone depends on the ingredients used and the right proportion of formula and its purity. As a diamond stimulant, it sparkles brighter than crystal and is remarkably harder than most gems. It weighs 65% more than a diamond does (which accounts for the diamond-carat equivalents our company uses to sell cubic zirconia jewelry in diamond-traditional sizes). 

CZ also has a high rate of dispersion. That is, when light shines on it, the stone brilliantly sparkles with different colors refracted on its structure. It can also be made in any color, though clear/white is most popular. Because of its natural form, low cost, durability and its close visual likeness to diamonds Cubic Zirconia has become and remained the primary diamond competitor. 

Advantages and Disadvantages: Ever since its availability in the market, one cannot miss it from any jewelry stand or trinket shop. What with its low price point and it looks great, too.

From rings to earrings, to bracelets to necklaces, to pendants, one can wear it anywhere, anytime without worrying about getting it lost or damaged. It can also be adjusted or prepared to suit one’s taste or lifestyle. It can be set in silver sterling and gold just like diamonds.

This gemstone requires low maintenance, too. Just clean it like one would any other gem and that’s it.

Bear in mind though, that cubic zirconia stones are more prone to scratches so the use of a soft cloth is required and handling it gently also helps.

This cubic zirconia stone too, is brittle and has less resistance than harder diamonds to breakage from falls or impacts. 

We at CubicZirconia.com mitigate any fear of scratching by offering a lifetime warranty you can read about on our website. So we've got your back! 

Because these gemstones can be produced in as much quantity as production and resources may allow unlike real diamonds which take millions of years to form, the inherent value of diamonds (which have limited quantity) will always be more than its visual counterpart cubic zirconia.  

Still, when you want to be fashionable and cannot afford to buy and maintain high-end baubles-- or you have your eye to saving money you can invest on other uses like a wedding, honey-moon, or other special treat...you'll be in great company with millions of others if you choose cubic zirconia over diamonds. 

From a mineralogical standpoint, even the highest-quality artificially-produced CZ is not a genuine gemstone like diamonds are classified. From a jewelry standpoint, however, as we say...if you can't TELL the difference...why PAY the difference?

Go here to check out our full collection of CubicZirconia.com cubic zirconia in various shapes and sizes.

Unsure about which stone shape suits you/her? Read our article Which Center Stone Shape Is Best For You/Her?

Unsure about which stone size suits you/her? Read our article Which Center Stone Size Is Best For You/Her?

Interested in colored cubic zirconia stones? Find out more here.