Phianite: Impostor Diamond

Here at YURGA we have always been impressed by the advances in man-made diamond technology – we are excited to share with you some interesting facts about the phianite/fianite gemstone, also known as cubic zirconia or the impostor diamond. This synthetic gemstone, also known as CZ, is a colorless and hard crystal that closely resembles diamond. It is a popular choice for those looking for a diamond-like appearance without the high cost, and at YURGA Jewelry, we love using cubic zirconia in our handcrafted gold jewelry designs because it adds a touch of luxury and elegance to each piece.

One of the most appealing things about cubic zirconia is its ability to mimic the look and brilliance of a diamond at a fraction of the cost. It’s also available in a wide range of colors, making it a great option for those looking for a specific color gemstone. Cubic zirconia is also a durable and hard gemstone that can withstand everyday wear and tear, making it a great option for everyday jewelry.

At YURGA Jewelry, we love the way cubic zirconia looks when paired with gold. The warm tones of gold complement the cool brilliance of cubic zirconia, creating a beautiful contrast that is both elegant and eye-catching. Whether it’s a statement ring, a pair of earrings, or a delicate necklace, cubic zirconia adds a touch of luxury and sophistication to any piece of handcrafted gold jewelry without breaking the bank.

Another advantage of cubic zirconia is that it is a man-made stone, which means that it can be crafted in perfect symmetry and with a higher level of precision than natural stones. This makes it a great option for those looking for a specific shape or size for their jewelry.

Shades of Phianite

Phianite is also known for its alexandrite effect, where the stone changes color depending on the lighting from a constant viewing angle. In addition to being used in jewelry, phianite is also used in other industries due to its high hardness and density, such as glass cutters, medical scalpels, and optical devices.

However, it is important to note that phianite is an artificial stone and has a low hardness compared to a diamond, making it prone to scratches and chips. Additionally, its refractive index is relatively low, which can cause light to pass through the faceted stone, giving the impression of a glass counterfeit.

Despite these limitations, phianite is a great option for those looking for a diamond imitation at a fraction of the cost. At YURGA Jewelry, we offer a wide selection of handmade gold jewelry set with phianite, perfect for those looking to add a touch of elegance to their collection without breaking the bank.

The name “fianit” is derived from the acronym FIAN, which stands for Physical Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences, where Soviet scientists were able to obtain a high-quality, synthesized stone that closely resembles a diamond. This development was a real breakthrough in the jewelry industry and is still used all over the world today.

One of the unique properties of cubic zirconia is its ability to simulate almost any stone of natural origin. With the addition of oxides to the crystal growing formula, stones can be produced in 7 primary colors, including red, orange, yellow, green, violet, pink, and light brown. 

In conclusion, cubic zirconia, finite or phianite is a gemstone that has something to offer for everyone. Its diamond-like appearance, versatility, and affordability make it a great choice for any jewelry lover. Its durability and availability in a wide range of colors make it a perfect choice for handcrafted gold jewelry, and at YURGA Jewelry, we are proud to offer a wide range of cubic zirconia-adorned jewelry pieces that are sure to delight and inspire.

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