Nexus Diamond™ Alternatives vs Cubic Zirconia

You want a stone that looks, feels, and acts like a diamond… but is also affordable, eco-friendly, and conflict-free. You’re not alone. And, we’re willing to bet that Cubic Zirconia is probably the first diamond alternative that popped into your mind. But, is Cubic Zirconia your best option?

Clarity of the stone

Cubic Zirconia is much more porous than a mined diamond. This means that, over time, a Cubic Zirconia will absorb dirt and oils causing it to turn cloudy.

Nexus Diamond alternatives are however coated with a proprietary Sapphire (Corundum) coating material to eliminate porosity, so your Nexus Diamond alternative should not crack or discolor.

Chemical Composition of the Stone

A diamond is made out of pure, crystallized carbon. A Cubic Zirconia stone is made out of zirconium oxide which is just zirconium and oxygen.

A Nexus Diamond alternative is made of a proprietary formula and patented coating material that makes it harder, heavier and less porous than cubic zirconia. This results in a stone that more closely resembles the visual and physical properties of a diamond than a CZ.

Jewelry Setting

Most CZ jewelry sells for VERY low prices (like $100 or less). This is because a vast majority is made on an assembly line using low-cost composite metals.

At Diamond Nexus we set all of our stones in jewelry quality metals hand-crafted by world class jewelers. So not only do you get an amazing stone but that stone will be displayed in some of the most beautiful settings in the world.

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