Zirconia earrings featuring cubic zirconia (CZ) gemstones are ideal for adding a touch of glamour to any outfit. White CZ gemstones resemble diamonds in sparkling brilliance and are the preferred gemstone for affordable luxury jewellery collections. Gorgeous zirconia earrings are featured here in our curated designer jewellery collections in beautiful, elegant and chic styles. You will find earring designs that range from simple studs to more glamorous danglers and drops. Explore our fine selection of premium-quality cubic zirconia earrings to take your daily or party styling options to the next level!
• All about cubic zirconia earrings
• Charming zirconia earring styles
• How to care for your zirconia earrings
Cubic zirconia stones for a touch of diamond-like sparkle
One of the best-known diamond simulants is cubic zirconia often abbreviated as CZ. These sparkling lab-created gemstones are used to create affordable luxury jewellery that is perfect for all tastes and occasions—especially for those looking for glamourous earring styles to add to their own jewellery collection. Zirconia earrings are available in gold, silver and the ever-popular gold-plated sterling silver or rhodium-plated sterling silver for a white gold finish in every style imaginable.
What sets cubic zirconia earrings apart?
Cubic zirconia and diamonds look similar. CZ gemstones also come in vibrant colours, apart from clear white similar to white diamonds. Pinks, blues, greens—literally every pretty hue under the sun make cubic zirconia earrings a delight to wear. But the similarity ends there.
While both natural and lab-grown diamonds are made of carbon, CZ stones are crystalline zirconium dioxide. Almost all CZ stones used to make demi-fine jewellery are made in labs and are far more affordable than diamonds. This allows you to have all your favourite diamond earring styles for a fraction of the price.
Are CZ earrings good?
Cubic zirconia earrings in sterling silver and lower karat (14K to 10K) gold can be a good choice for those who are looking for an affordable and stylish alternative to real diamond earrings. Gold-plated sterling silver zirconia earrings offer an even more affordable option. However, it's important to keep in mind that they are not as rare or valuable as diamonds and brilliance may not last forever.
Is CZ okay for earrings?
Cubic zirconia gemstones have a high rating (8.5) on the Mohs scale. For this reason, they are a great choice for everyday wear earrings, as with appropriate care they can be durable and easy to maintain. Additionally, it's important to consider the quality of the stones, as higher-grade CZ stones will have a more brilliant and realistic sparkle.
Quality grading of CZ stones used in jewellery
CZ stones are rated from lowest quality grade A to highest. 1A is considered the lowest grade of machine-cut CZ while AAAAA, or 5A, are considered the very best. Rated based on hardness, 5A cubic zirconia have a hardness of 8.5. These are hard and clear, while the lower-quality ones are cloudy and softer. Most CZ stones used in jewellery are rated as AAA-quality stones.
Is cubic zirconia earrings good for sensitive ears?
Cubic zirconia is generally considered to be hypoallergenic, which means that it is less likely to cause an allergic reaction or irritation in sensitive ears. However, the metal used to make the earrings can also play a role in whether or not they are suitable for sensitive ears. Some metals, such as nickel, can cause an allergic reaction in some people. If you have sensitive ears, it may be a good idea to choose earrings that are made from hypoallergenic metals such as plated sterling silver or gold.
Charming zirconia earring styles
There is a fine range of zirconia earrings in all the colours of the rainbow. Here are a few popular styles to add to your collection.
Read our earring guide for tips on earring sizes and lengths. It will help you find your perfect earring match.
CZ stud earrings
Simple and elegant, CZ stud earrings in sterling silver or gold are a timeless classic that can be worn daily. Just like diamond solitaires, CZ studs come in a variety of sizes and shapes, from round to square to heart-shaped. Colourful cubic zirconia stones set in combination with pearls and other gemstones add to the beauty of zirconia studs. A pair of 18K gold zirconia studs with freshwater pearls
One of the benefits of zirconia stud earrings is that they can be worn with almost any outfit of any style and for any occasion. They are also a great choice for people who are new to wearing earrings or who have sensitive ears, as they are typically lightweight and comfortable to wear.
CZ hoops and huggies
Hoop and huggie earrings paved with CZ are versatile sparklers that can be dressed up or down. Zirconia hoop earrings come in many sizes, from small and delicate to large and statement-making. Zirconia huggies that wrap snugly around your earlobes are perfect for daily wear. Add zirconia charms to your earring pendant collection and you can take your studs and hoop earrings to a new level of personal style and fashion.
They can also come in various shapes, such as round, oval, and teardrop. Some zirconia hoop earrings feature intricate designs or patterns, while others are more simple and understated. Pick up a few pairs of zirconia hoops in sterling silver or gold and you are ready to rock casual and formal styles.
CZ drop earrings
Drop earrings in gold or silver, set with brilliant zirconia are an elegant choice for formal occasions. They could feature CZ-set charms or multiple stones arranged in a pattern that hangs down from the earlobe.
Zirconia drop earrings come in a variety of styles, from delicate and understated to bold and glamorous. They are a popular choice for weddings, proms, and other special events, as they add a touch of elegance and glamour to any outfit.
CZ zirconia ear cuffs
Sparkling CZ cuffs wrap around the outer part of the ear adding edgy glamour to everyday earring styles. They are a great way to add contemporary interest to any outfit, especially asymmetric designs in gold and sterling silver. Generally, ear cuffs don't require a pierced ear, making them a great option for those who may not want to get their ears pierced. However, some ear cuffs require a pierced ear to be worn properly.
CZ threader earrings with sparkling magic
Lightweight and comfortable to wear, threader earrings with cubic zirconia are statement pieces that are perfect for both special and casual occasions. They can be made from a variety of materials, including gold, silver, and other metals, and can be adorned with additional gemstones for added sparkle.
The design of threader earrings is unique in that the long wire can be adjusted to create different lengths and styles for a dramatic effect. Zirconia studded threader earrings can be threaded through multiple piercings.
How to care for your zirconia earrings
By following these simple tips, you can help ensure your zirconia earrings stay beautiful and sparkling for years to come.
♥ Keep them clean: Regularly clean your zirconia earrings with a soft cloth to remove any dirt or oil buildup that can dull their sparkle.
♥ Avoid exposure to chemicals: You can easily manage this by putting them on last and taking them off first!
♥ Store CZ jewellery properly: in a clean, dry place, separate from other jewellery to prevent scratching and tangling.
♥ Avoid wearing them in water: Remove your zirconia earrings before swimming or bathing, as exposure to water can cause damage to the stones.
♥ Have them professionally cleaned: Consider having your zirconia items professionally cleaned by a jeweller every year or so to maintain their sparkle and ensure they are in good condition.
When choosing cubic zirconia earrings, it's important to consider the size, shape, and colour of the stones, as well as the material and design of the earring itself. Whatever your preferences may be, we have got the best high-quality zirconia earrings from exclusive designers right here waiting for you to fall in love with them!
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