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 Vans sneakers tone down his bling: a sizable silver and cubic zirconia tennis bracelet and earrings, both Pandora, and a pair of silver necklaces, designed by Rose Wong, a close friend of Yarbro's and founder of Kolohe, a Hawaiian jewelry brand. Rachel Strugatz, Allure, 3 June 2021 Prices range from $599 to $5,999, depending on which version is ordered, and on whether a fan prefers gold to silver, and diamonds to cubic zirconia. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 10 Apr. 2021 The silver clasp is studded with cubic zirconia and transforms the simple design into an upscale, formal piece. Sian Babish, chicagotribune.com, 10 Mar. 2021 Target also carries other Rowan earrings, including a pair of cubic zirconia studs ($29) and sterling silver hoops ($58). Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Dec. 2020 Each huggie features eye-catching cubic zirconia, which resemble higher-end stones like diamonds, and shoppers can choose from three finishes: yellow gold, white gold (resembling silver), and rose gold. Jessica Leigh Mattern, PEOPLE.com, 9 July 2020 Think gold bamboo earrings pierced with a neon tongue ring and 5-inch-long cubic zirconia strips. Julissa James, Los Angeles Times, 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, 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, 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of cubic zirconia

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cubic zirconia was in 1942

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15 Jun 2021

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“Cubic zirconia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cubic%20zirconia. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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