Cubic zirconia stones have made the biggest impact on the jewellery market due to their brilliant shine and durability. Sterling silver shows them off to the best advantage making fabulous silverbling.

They have been on the market since 1978, the first ones were made in Russia as they did not have enough natural rubies to use in laser technology and so needed to invent a synthetic gem.

What looked exactly like a diamond at a fraction of the cost became the basis for most of our modern jewellery, cubic zirconias are used in gold jewellery but mainly in silver.