A DiamondAura stone is similar to a Cubic Zirconia, or CZ, stone. The DiamondAura stones are manufactured in a laboratory and are not real diamonds.
DiamondAura stones are of a higher quality than Cubic Zirconia stones. The physical characteristics of these man-made stones rival natural diamonds. For example, DiamondAura stones have a hardness of an 8.5 on the Mohs scale, and natural diamonds have a hardness of 10. Also, the stones have a high refractive index and can cut glass, just as with natural diamonds. To a naked, untrained eye, DiamondAura stones are indistinguishable from true diamond gemstones. Only a trained technician using special equipment can tell the difference.Learn More
To clean simple imperfections in pewter, gently wash the metal with a mild detergent, warm water and a cloth. To thoroughly clean and polish pewter, use a homemade salt, vinegar and flour paste for cleansing and a rotten stone and linseed oil paste for polishing.Full Answer >
"Streak" is the word used to describe the color of a diamond when it is reduced to powder form. It has nothing do do with an actual streak.Full Answer >
Jewelry that is rhodium-plated is coated with a thin layer of the precious metal rhodium to increase shine and prevent wear. Rhodium itself is too brittle and rare for use in jewelry-making, but works well as a plating material.Full Answer >
Twelve dwt means that the piece of silver weighs 12 pennyweight. One pennyweight is equal to 1.555 grams; therefore, a 12-pennyweight silver piece weighs 18.66 grams. This is only a measure of weight, however, and does not indicate the purity of silver.Full Answer >