cubic zirconia

noun
variants: or less commonly cubic zirconium

Definition of cubic zirconia

: a synthetic gemstone of zirconia resembling a diamond

Examples of cubic zirconia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Think gold bamboo earrings pierced with a neon tongue ring and 5-inch-long cubic zirconia strips. Julissa James, Los Angeles Times, "From Bad Bunny’s baubles to hand-sanitizer bottles, this jewelry designer is in demand," 23 Apr. 2020 Not long after the proposal, it was revealed that the ring Jake Paul used to pop the question was actually made of cubic zirconia, not diamond, and cost just $125. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Tana Mongeau Just Clapped Back At Everyone Who Said Her Engagement Ring from Jake Paul is Fake," 2 Aug. 2019 Luckily for fans of the royal couple, the British supermarket chain Asda sold a $34 replica made with cubic zirconia and sterling silver in anticipation of the wedding. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Camilla Parker Bowles' Engagement Ring From Prince Charles Has a Fascinating History," 10 July 2019 But Leeds, that most artful of directors, and his artistic colleagues have made Island City’s production sparkle at least like a top-of-the-line cubic zirconia, if not the sort of blinding diamond so adored by Ms. Taylor. Christine Dolen, sun-sentinel.com, "Review: ‘Veronica’s Position’ sparkles like fine cubic zirconia at Island City Stage," 3 June 2019 Should Justify be scratched, the middle jewel of the Triple Crown could be downgraded from a diamond to cubic zirconia. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "When favorites like Justify win, so does everyone else involved," 7 May 2018 Not long after the proposal, it was revealed that the ring Jake Paul used to pop the question was actually made of cubic zirconia, not diamond, and cost just $125. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Tana Mongeau Just Clapped Back At Everyone Who Said Her Engagement Ring from Jake Paul is Fake," 2 Aug. 2019 Of course this is referencing the fact that the Daily Mail, and may other publications have pointed out the fact that the ring Jake used to propose with is not a real diamond, but instead made out of cubic zirconia. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Tana Mongeau and Jake Paul Revealed Their Wedding Date and It’s Right Around the Corner," 15 July 2019 Luckily for fans of the royal couple, the British supermarket chain Asda sold a $34 replica made with cubic zirconia and sterling silver in anticipation of the wedding. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Camilla Parker Bowles' Engagement Ring From Prince Charles Has a Fascinating History," 10 July 2019

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1979, in the meaning defined above

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“Cubic zirconia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cubic%20zirconia. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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