FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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How do I contact customer support?
Our office is situated in the China,we answer phones 9:00 – 17:00 (GMT +8:00) Beijing,China,Monday – Saturday 9:00 – 17:00 (GMT +8:00).
You can contact us via Whatsapp/Wechat 0086 138 0846 4920 or email@example.com to get any questions, and Our Sales representative will contact you via e-mail shortly.
Do you have a catalog?
We are currently working on a catalog after tens of thousands of requests. Please provide your mailing information and the way in which you heard about us with our inquiry form and we’ll send the related E-catalogue to your email.
Can I get the Free Sample Before Order?
It’s understandable for us to arrange the shipping of the sample for your quality checking before placing orders/ trial orders for the first cooperation.
Normally, the Sample value not too much or there’re few samples, that will be free of charge. But, you have to pay the freight cost.—this is our sample policy. As there are too many customers demand for samples, it would be a heavy cost if we pay all the freight charges for every customer. Therefore, hope you could understand. As a courtesy, we’ll refund half of the freight cost to you after you place the order (Depends on the quantities you buy).
Or if the prices were cheaper by your Courier account (as UPS, FedEx, DHL, TNT, etc), you can provide account No. and we’ll send samples through your courier by freight collect.
What is the normal production time of orders?
We carry large Stock of Loose Cubic Zirconia-Our Production Capabiliy are More than 5,000,000 pcs/monthly.Normally production of Cubic Zirconia is anywhere from 5-7 Days depending on the quantity ordered. Custom orders will take 15-20 days. If you need a rush order, contact our representatives to discuss your specific needs.
What payment methods do you accept?
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After you confirmed your Order, We’ll send you a Proforma Invoice(Including our Bank Account Information) for your order and the appropriate amount to submit payment.
How do I check the status of my order?
Your Sales representative will be responsible to tell you the Every details and status of your order at 24 hours.
Main reasons for order delays?
We try our best to ship orders as quickly as possible, with about 98% of all orders shipped and delivered on time.
All of the orders are normally shipped to you immediately once the production is finished, assuming placed on a regular business day, availability, and paid without complication. Some delays, however, may occur. The following list of the top reasons for these delays is provided to help customers to understand the process and avoid delays. Please e-mail us if you have any questions or suggestions. Order Delays can be the result of the following.
1.Payment is Not Summit on Time or We can not confirm your payment.
2.Incorrect shipping address. Please know that we do everything we can to minimize this issue by emailing customers to verify if an address seems problematic. However, it is the responsibility of the customer to verify the accuracy of shipping information and to take the time to look over your order. An email confirmation of your information can go a long way towards speeding up your order.
3.Holiday Delays. Courier Express(DHL, UPS, FedEx, EMS, TNT)does not guarantee any shipping timeframes during the winter holiday season. Make your purchases and arrangements early and avoid the holiday rush!
4.Item not in stock, or backorder. We will contact you if you have ordered a backorder or out of stock item with an expected arrival time. Most backorder items are listed as such on our site, so take the time to check and make sure that the item isn’t marked waitlisted if you need it in a hurry!
5.Orders placed during non-business hours. We are open from 9:00 – 17:00 Monday – Saturday. Orders placed out of office hours, over the weekend & on holidays will not be processed until the next business day.
Cubic Zirconia (CZ) VS. Natural Diamond
Cubic zirconia (CZ) is so optically close to diamond that only a trained eye can easily differentiate the two. There are a few key features of CZ that distinguish it from diamond, some observable only under the microscope or loupe.
With a dispersive power greater than diamond (0.066 vs. 0.044) the more prismatic fire of CZ can be seen by even an untrained eye.
Hardness: CZ has an 8.5 on the Mohs Hardness Scale vs. a rating of 10 for diamonds. Meaning CZ can only be scratched by sapphires or diamonds.
Specific gravity: CZs are heavyweights in comparison to diamonds; a CZ will weigh about 1.7 times more than a diamond of equivalent size. Obviously, this difference is only useful when examining loose stones.
Flaws: Contemporary production of cubic zirconia is virtually flawless. Whereas most diamonds have some sort of defect, be it a feather, included crystal, or perhaps a remnant of an original crystal face (e.g. trigons).
Refractive index:G> CZ has a refractive index of 2.176, compared to a diamonds 2.417.
What is Synthetic Gemstones
Synthetic gemstones are grown in a laboratory instead of being formed in the ground by nature. They are physically and chemically identical to natural-grown gems but cost much less to produce and to buy.
Just like natural gems, synthetics vary tremendously in quality and it takes several months to create a batch of gems. Using low-quality processes, synthetic sapphires and rubies can be created for less than a dollar a carat, whereas high-quality synthetics can cost a hundred times more to create and sell for several hundred dollars a carat at retail.
How Loose Cubic Zirconia Quality is Determined?
There are four main factors that help determine the quality or grade of cubic zirconia.
These are carat (or carat weight), clarity, color, and cut. CZ stones are imitation diamonds or simulants and are measured in carat weight. Loose cubic zirconia stones are always heavier than real diamonds. This is because the materials that are used to create the stones are denser.
Though loose cubic zirconia stones are generally colorless, many shades of colors can be added using trace elements during the manufacturing process. These colors might include lavender, peridot, pink, violet, champagne, aqua, citrine yellow, and others. Typically, transparent cubic zirconia will be the more valuable, high-end diamond imitation. Colored CZ stones are valued according to the rarity, evenness, and tone of their colors.
Clarity, or clearness, of loose cubic zirconia, is also a quality factor. The manufacturing process can sometimes cloud a stone, making visible imperfections. Just as with genuine diamonds, the clearer the stone is, the greater the value.
The cut is also very important in determining quality for loose cubic zirconia stones. Just as with diamonds, the cut reveals the stone’s beauty through every facet. The facets must be even and precise to create just the right appearance. Also as with diamonds, the skill of the stone cutter makes all the difference. Stone cutters do much more than cut. They analyze the stone carefully to determine how much of the stone should be cut off to give proper clarity. Then, they take many steps to perfect their cut without taking away from the stone.
Though the Brilliant cut is the standard, there are other popular cuts such as the Trillion, Princess, and Radiant cuts. There are also a variety of shapes to give each stone its own unique personality.
What is the difference between Real, Lab Created,and Simulated Gemstones?
Real or Natural Gemstones: Real gemstones are just that, real and natural, as they were created in nature. Natural gemstones may be treated by various methods to make the color appear as we would expect them to look. Some treatments are permanent and some are not. For an example of gemstone treatment, Tanzanite in its natural state is a brownish color, but when heat treated, Tanzanite becomes the beautiful blue-purple gemstone that we admire. Due to the rarity of Tanzanite, all offerings of this gemstone whether in sterling silver rings, lockets, sterling silver bracelets, or earrings by Glittering Treasures are Russian formula cubic zirconia. These are the finest man-made gemstones of this type available on the market today.
Lab-Created Gemstones: Lab-created gemstones are made of the same mineral composition as natural gemstones and are created in laboratories with equipment that simulates the high pressures and heat that nature used to create the real gemstones far beneath the surface of the earth. A lab-created gemstone is identical to the natural gemstone it replicates in color, hardness, composition, luster, and looks.
The only difference between a lab-created gemstone and a natural gemstone is that the natural gemstone most likely has flaws called inclusions, and lab-created gemstones have no inclusions, as the mineral composition, heat, and pressure are controlled in the laboratory.
The flaws or inclusions in natural gemstones are caused by minute traces of minerals that are trapped within the gemstone during crystallization and are the result of certain extraneous gases and other minerals being mixed in the molten mass prior to its cooling and crystallization. Natural gemstones with fewer inclusions are given a higher clarity rating, and thus a higher value when being appraised.
It seems odd that when comparing the price of a lab-created gemstone which is flawless, against a natural gemstone which has inclusions, that we would knowingly pay for a natural gemstone, many multiples of the price of an identical flawless lab-created gemstone, but this is a result of our culture and the jewelry industries marketing efforts. In today’s marketplace, there are many variables that urge consumers to choose jewelry made with stones other than diamonds or natural gemstones. Remember a lab-created gemstone is identical to a natural gemstone, except that the lab-created gemstone is flawless. Because of the high price of natural gemstones, many gemstones sold today are lab-created and just as beautiful and long-lasting as their natural counterparts.
Sapphires and Rubies are in the Corundum family of gemstones and are fairly easily created in the laboratory, therefore lab created Rubies and Sapphires are very common. Emeralds and Aquamarines in the Beryl family of gemstones, and Emeralds and Aquamarines are not easily made in the laboratory. Lab-created Emeralds are very expensive to make and not as readily found in jewelry. Lab-created Aquamarines are not as expensive to make as Emeralds. This is why Aquamarines are commonly made into jewelry.
Simulated Gemstones: Simulated gemstones are created in a laboratory environment, but they differ from natural gemstones and lab-created gemstones in many significant ways and are only made to look like a natural gemstone. Simulated gemstones in most cases do not have the same mineral composition, color, hardness, luster or looks of a natural gemstone or lab-created gemstone.
Color & Cutting
What are the Normal Colors and Special Colors of CZ Stones?
Our productions are of different colors and different raw materials as followed :
C.Z.White Color: Our raw materials are imported from the USA, RUSSIA, CHINA of which providing in various quality grades of production.
AMETHYST, BLACK, CHAMPAGNE, GARNET, GOLDEN, GREEN APPLE, LAVENDER, ORANGE, OLIVE, PINK, PERIDOT, ROSE, VIOLET, YELLOW.
For these colored productions, we use raw material from RUSSIA, CHINA.
BROWN, GREEN, BLUE SAPPHITE, BLUE TOPAZ, SWISS BLUE, AQUAMARINE, TANZANITE,TOURMALINE ROSE, RHODOLITE, MYSTIC, MOONGLOW, RAINBOW, COLOR CHARGE & etc
Only raw material from Russia will be used on these productions due to better colors and quality comparing with other countries provided.
WHITE, PINK, ROSE, LAVENDER, DARK VIOLET, LIGHT VIOLET, AMETHYST, GREEN APPLE, YELLOW, CHAMPAGNE, RED CORAL.
Only raw material from Russia will be used on these productions due to better colors and quality comparing with other countries provided.
What’s Cubic Zirconia Machine Cut?
C.Z.Machine Cut are in these following production grades as followed :
(A) C.Z.White & C.Z.Colors Machine Cut Round Shape (Star) 8 Heart 8 Arrows, manufactured by European machinery system with raw materials from USA. This production-grade can be detected of 8 hearts 8 arrows by Star Loop and give perfect reflection with the minimum tolerance (+/- 0.01 mm.)
The product quality is the same as “Signity” from Austria or other European machine cut manufacturers but we offer much lower quotation.
(B) C.Z.White & C.Z.Colors Europe Machine Cut Round Shape (Brilliance Cut) :
Manufactured by European machinery system with raw materials from USA. The product quality is the same as “Signity” from Austria or other European machine cut manufacturers but we offer much lower quotation.
This is for the market with no interest of 8 hearts 8 arrows and yet the price is lower than 8 hearts 8 arrows.
(C) C.Z.White & C.Z.Colors Machine Cut Fancy Shape: Oval, Pear, Marquise, Triangle, Trillion, Octagon, Baguette, Square, Taper Baguette, Heart.
These productions made from Korean machinery that gives great polishing and precise product size with perfect ridges more than normal Hand Cut production. Besides, we used raw materials from USA, the same as European manufacturers, so it gives excellent reflection and provides the same quality as production from Europe but lower in the price quotation.
Remark: This is high-quality products and suitable for GOLD JEWELLERY, GOLD JEWELRY IN 18 KT. & 21 KT. , PLATINUM JEWELLERY, SILVER JEWELLERY, PLATED GOLD JEWELLERY.
What’s your catalogue of Lab Created Gems (Synthetic Gems )?
We manufactured both normal grade Hand Cut and high-quality grade of Machine Cut. Raw materials are imported from RUSSIA, SWITZERLAND, CHINA.
Colour Lists availability are as followed:
Spinel Colors: Aquamarine #104, #106, #107 / Blue Topaz # 108, # 109 / Blue Spinal #112, # 113, # 114 / Blue Zircon # 119 , # 120 / Peridot # 135,/ Green # 149, # 150, # 152, # 153
Corundum Colors: Light Rose #1.25, Rose # 2, Dark Rose #3, Light Ruby # 4, Ruby #5, Garnet ( Dark Ruby) #7, #8, Yellow Sapphire # 22 , Blue Sapphire #34, #35; Alexandrite #46, #48,Padparadchah #55