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#214229 - 04/11/06 10:50 AM swarovski crystal vs. cubic zirconia
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maybe a stupid question but....

What are the differences between swarovski crystals and cubic zirconia?

Visually, is one more "sparklie" than the other?
I'm talking small sizes, like 1-3mm rounds...

thanks for your thoughts!

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#214230 - 04/11/06 04:14 PM Re: swarovski crystal vs. cubic zirconia [Re: CJ]
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CJ... 67 views and no answers. I'm sorry, I don't know the answer either but I keep checking back to see if someone else does!

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#214231 - 04/11/06 04:23 PM Re: swarovski crystal vs. cubic zirconia [Re: DiamLady]
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leaded crystal versus cz, no contest. CZ every time

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#214232 - 04/11/06 04:28 PM Re: swarovski crystal vs. cubic zirconia [Re: Wink]
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It depends on how the stones are being used. In my pieces, it doesn't make much of a difference if I use a 4mm Swarovski or a 4mm CZ....


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#214233 - 04/11/06 05:37 PM Re: swarovski crystal vs. cubic zirconia [Re: DiamLady]
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CJ... 67 views and no answers. I'm sorry, I don't know the answer either but I keep checking back to see if someone else does!




lol!

I was just looking at watches with small stones around the face (pave style) and I was wondering if swarovski crystals would be "sparklier" than CZ.

Yes, I am a sparklie freak.

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#214234 - 04/11/06 06:28 PM Re: swarovski crystal vs. cubic zirconia [Re: CJ]
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The thing I like about the crystals is that most of the ones I've seen have a sort of aurora borealis thing happening. Which is really cool! And they come in all kinds of fancy colors.

But as far as actual sparkle goes, I'm guessing the cz probably gives you more than the crystal would.

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#214235 - 04/14/06 12:34 PM Re: swarovski crystal vs. cubic zirconia [Re: DiamLady]
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Quote:

The thing I like about the crystals is that most of the ones I've seen have a sort of aurora borealis thing happening. Which is really cool! And they come in all kinds of fancy colors.






oh yes!
I love that.
I do prefer fire over brillance.
Brillance catches my attention, fire draws me in.

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#214236 - 04/14/06 12:41 PM Re: swarovski crystal vs. cubic zirconia [Re: CJ]
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Only draw back though is that the crystals are not near as hard as a CZ, and in a watch...it could quickly get cloudy. Just an FYI for ya anyway. Unfortunately, I speak from experience. If you are gentle on your watches, you shouldn't have too much problem with them getting scratched. I work with my hands a lot, and so I tend to put more wear on my watches.


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