The environmental cost of a Pandora cubic zirconia is just 0.001% that of a mined diamond, largely due to the vastly smaller quantity of energy required to produce cubic zirconia.
To the untrained eye, a cubic zirconia looks so much like a diamond most people can’t tell the difference. Optically flawless and usually colourless – the equivalent to a ‘D’ on a diamond colour grading scale – cubic zirconia possesses less brilliance than a diamond, but more flashes of colour. Cubic zirconia can also be created in a rainbow of colours by adding different metal oxides to the growth process. While cubic zirconia can be made to order and the colour is homogenous, in lighter hues such as pink and purple, small colour variations may be present.
Scoring 8.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness and with good toughness, cubic zirconia is highly durable and suitable for use on all types of jewellery.
Love your stone!
Care for your man-made stone by avoiding rough handling. When you're not wearing it, store it separately from your other pieces to avoid scratches. Clean it with lukewarm, soapy water and gentle brushing in circular motions.
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Keep your Pandora collection as sparkly as you are! Discover how to clean your jewellery and give it the care it deserves.
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Natural stones are formed in nature, without human intervention and have been used in jewellery design for thousands of years.
Created in a laboratory to resemble their natural counterpart, synthetic stones represent a lasting and more environmentally sound tribute to the beauty of nature.
Created in a laboratory, nano crystals come in many colours. Learn more about the man-made stones that are used to decorate Pandora jewellery and how to care for them.