LONG BEACH- (562) 363-5003 / 1180 N. Studebaker Rd. #G, Long Beach, CA 90815 Piercing Services are from 11am to 7pm each day except for holidays. Please scroll down for information for our Torrance services.

Genuine Diamond Body Jewelry

Clients often times use the term diamond to describe clear cubic zirconia which is used as a synthetic substitute for diamonds in jewelry. We don’t need to tell you what a diamond is, but many of us don’t know the details of zircon. This is from Wikipedia;

“Zirconium dioxide, sometimes known as zirconia, is a white crystalline oxide of zirconium. Its most naturally occurring form, with a monoclinic crystalline structure, is the mineral baddeleyite.”

Zircon is generally white, but in its cubic zirconia form it’s clear (resembling diamond), or dyed with color. CZ is used daily in piercing studios. A studio like ours uses a lot of gold. This is more expensive than steel or titanium jewelry, and when you add a diamond the price climbs even more. Using CZ gems makes gold body jewelry more obtainable for clients. However, some clients prefer to purchase and wear the real thing.


This client at our Torrance satellite location, inside Black Raven Tattoo was pierced several months ago with a yellow gold CZ end. She recently visited the studio and asked for a Diamond. While CZ jewelry is beautiful, to compare diamonds and cubic zirconia the diamond will always stand out.


John Johnson
John Johnson is a professional body piercer at New Flower Studio in Long Beach, CA. He's also a Red Cross instructor and authorized OSHA trainer. He manages the online curriculum for the Association of Professional Piercers and is a member of ASTM International.