Wednesday, December 9, 2009

CZ means Cubic Zirconia


It sounds like you claim to keep silence, "CCCCCCCC..." This sound reminds you of a bee buzz, "ZZZZZZZZZ..." If you put this letters together, it will be something strange, "CZ". Let's open Wikipedia for "CZ", and the first result returns you "Cubic Zirconia". We read, "Cubic Zirconia (or CZ) is the cubic crystalline form of zirconium dioxide. The synthesized material is hard, optically flawless and usually colorless, but may be made in a variety of different colors. It should not be confused with zircon, which is a zirconium silicate. Because of its low cost, durability, and close visual likeness to diamond, synthetic cubic zirconia has remained the most gemologically and economically important competitor for diamonds since 1976."

To tell the truth, I knew about Cubic Zirconia, but haven't tried those "diamondy" beauties until I received Cubic Zirconia Beads from Artbeads.com. They have a beautiful choice of CZs of any kind: beads, pendants, teardrops and so on. I decided to use faceted teardrops in my design.


According my idea, the necklace should have been pretty light and elegant, to wear for any occasion, and I added Amethyst, Garnet, Peridot, Olivine and Yellow CZ Faceted Teardrop Pendants to the main chain made using amethyst faceted round beads, seed beads and peridot chips. I wish I have wider CZ pendants color range, but for now it's fine. Ahhhha... Next time I'll try to combine those teardrops with Russian leaves...

The first picture displays my finished necklace, which I haven't named yet, and the second one - its close-up. What about name? Any idea?

Disclosure. Being a reviewer of Artbeads.com products and a participant of its blogging program I received all CZ Faceted Teardrops free of charge. This post reflects my honest opinion; and Artbeads.com is not compensating me for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received and reviewed.


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31 comments:

Tündrüs (Jákóiné Klárik Tünde) said...

Colours reminds me of pansy flowers. I would name the collier - which is beautiful again - after it.

Foxan said...

Gorgeous necklace!

Mortira said...

I love it! The CZ drops look like little candies growing on a vine. How about calling it something like "The Sweet Tree"?

PS: I've nominated you for a Superior Scribbler!

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Foxan said...

Wooot! Mortira, it is me who nominater Zoya for a Superior Scribbler! ;))))

Melissa in NJ said...

Oh my this is just too lovely for words!!!

Kathi said...

love the colors of the necklace. yum
“sent here on a marvelous surf via http://valerieaharoni.com”

livapriori said...

Wow!!! Your designs are always gorgeous and elegant but I think this is one of my favorites!

Zuzzl said...

I love your jewellry.
Your work is a great inspiration.

LG
zuzzl

Engagement Rings said...

Hi...
CZ is is a kind of diamond Jewelry or It is a diamond Jewelry or is there any difference between Diamond Jewelry and CZ?

you can also visit Valentines Day Jewelry to find more about Diamond Jewelry...
Thanks

Tündrüs (Jákóiné Klárik Tünde) said...

Dear Zoya,
I wish you and your beloved family merry Christmas and all the best for the future!!!!

Jennifer Vance said...

Beautiful!

adinna said...

very good and beautiful collection

syifa said...

Good colours and design

Silver Jewelry Wholesaler said...

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Anonymous said...

très bel assortiment de couleurs! ce collier est magnifique! Félicitations

Anonymous said...

What a beauty! I hope to have a necklace like this, thanks for posting this.

Vintage Jewelry

bemese71 said...

Happy New Year!! Yes, Zuzzl had right:your work is a great inspiration!!!
And thank you for the sweet words in my blog, that counts a lot of me!:)

Jewish Jewelry said...

The designer really put some unique colors into mix.

Replica Watches said...

Its my first visit to your blog and i am really amazed to see all the designs of you. I hope i will be your regular visitor because i am also attached to this field. :)

Glamour said...

nice work..

Gesmtone Beads said...

This is a fabulous work done by yourself. great keep it up.


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http://marjonsivuilut.blogspot.com/ said...

Lovely colors! Good work !

Belinda Saville said...

It is a beautiful necklace, Zoya. I love the delicate weave, it really lets the CZ drops sparkle :) I'm terrible with naming my own pieces, let alone anyone elses! LOL But after a bit of brainstorming, I came up with the following: 'Elegant Amethyst'; 'Fanciful Facets'; 'February's Garland' (amethyst is the birthstone for February :)) Phew, ok that's it! Beautiful work, thanks for sharing.
Belinda :-)

LA_Designs_LoriAnne said...

Hello Zoya!
You have probably already named the necklace by now, but I'll suggest anyway, just in case. How about "Autumn Teardrops" or "Teardrops in Autumn"? The colors of the CZs remind me of autumn's colors, and I see from some of your other design names, you like using seasonal names, too. (
I didn't know this when I first thought of this name, though!) Also, since the drops are teardrop-shaped, it made sense to me. But whatever you decide to name the piece, it will be beautiful, regardless!! ("A rose, by any other name, ... - Shakespeare, and all that...;-)
Congratulations for being picked by Softflex as their featured designer for January -- that's how I found you and your website! My favorite beadshop in Columbus, OH, was picked for December, and I was just now getting to their site, to view this. Yes, I'm behind on all of my beading published content, you could say!

Zoya Gutina said...

Thank you all for your feedbacks and advice on name! I'll write out the names you suggested and use them! :)

Margaret said...

Teardrops with Russian leaves for the next time. That sounds pretty interesting. The design is very good with lots of creativity and the color is also extremely pleasant. Do post the other updates too.

Mary T Designs said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

stainless steel earrings said...

I just found this website and am very impressed with the quality of your work.

Anonymous said...

Wow this necklace is beautiful - what immediately catches your eye is the vibrant colors and the pattern of the stone. Haha, great name suggestions, I'm sure you'll eventually pick the right name... I actually have a few
CZ rings and couldn't be happier with the quality - my favorite ring is actually of the SAME color of your necklace. Good luck!

Brand Jewelry said...

Beauty with the elegant... In this i like beauty of the colors. Its a best gift to the loved one.

vintage wedding rings said...

This necklace is so gorgeous that I can't wait to have this. The combination of white and light yellow looks great. I think this is best gift for my sister. I am looking forward to see your excellence.