Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do you have the GIA certificate for Diamond Veneer?
A: There is no GIA certificate for the Diamond Veneer stones. Please see Lab Report above that tested the stones.
Q: What is the approximate life expectancy of a ring with Diamond Veneer CZ with everyday wear and tear?
A: Since the Diamond Veneer is CZ Based, it can be affected by direct hits on hard surfaces with tiny dents. As these dents accumulate, the stone gets dull and need to be replaced every year or two. This does not apply to pendants and earrings. To clean, you can simply scrub under the stone(s) with a toothbrush, toothpaste and warm water. Regarding the Rhodium plating, over time (depending on your body acidity) you may need to re-plate it.
Q: How long after I place the order do you ship it?
A: Processing time is within 2-3 days after you place your order. We ship standard USPS and you should receive your items about 5 to 8 business days after placing your order.
Q: Will Diamond Veneer Test "Positive" on a Diamond Tester?
A: No. Tests will show Negative. The Diamond Veneer Coating is in Nano scale, and as such, only NanoScop maybe able to detect the diamond veneer coating.
Q: Do you ship internationally?
A: Yes, but please note the following policies regarding international orders:
- Payment via Paypal only.
- $30 flat-rate shipping.
- No returns or service on international orders.
What is Zirconite? and why it is used as Base for Diamond Veneer Coating
Zirconite is a diamond simulate having optical characteristics that are very close to those of natural diamonds. It is crystal grown under tremendous heat of 5000F (the hardest steel melts at around 3000F) and was developed by the Russians for use in their Laser programs. It has a refractive index, dispersion and hardness so close to a diamond it is uncanny. Diamond, one of the hardest materials known to man is rated 10, lying at the top of the hardness scale. The hardness of ZIRCONITE® cubic zirconia ranges between 9.0-9.1 while ordinary cubic zirconia ranges between 8.5-8.9. Glass or sand is approximately 5-6, therefore dust and dirt will not scratch ZIRCONITE®. Indeed, ZIRCONITE® cubic zirconia can scratch glass just like natural diamonds. ZIRCONITE® is also tougher than sapphire, making ZIRCONITE® more chip resistant.
There are many grades of cubic zirconia from those with a milky look to high intensity, custom cut, polished girdles with perfect facets, which look just like diamonds. Cubic zirconia gem cutting and polishing techniques vary widely around the world. Even if the raw materials used are exactly the same, the best quality faceting and polishing methods result in gems which have far more "life" and a crisper, cleaner appearance, proving that when it comes to ZIRCONITE® cubic zirconia, the old maxim "you get what you pay for" is absolutely true.
ZIRCONITE® weighs 65% more than a real diamond. Therefore, the only way to tell the difference between the two is by weighing the unset stone. Once it is set, it is impossible for even a jeweler to tell the difference. A few years ago, ABCs 20/20 news team took a high intensity cubic zirconia stone, as well as a perfect $50,000,000 mined diamond to the New York Diamond District. After careful examination of the two stones an expert claimed that they were both so perfect that they must both be counterfeit!
The only difference therefore between ZIRCONITE® and a diamond lies in the price, and in the mind...