cubic zirconia

variants: or less commonly cubic zirconium

Definition of cubic zirconia

: a synthetic gemstone of zirconia resembling a diamond

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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,, "Review: ‘Veronica’s Position’ sparkles like fine cubic zirconia at Island City Stage," 3 June 2019 Bronze toppers adorned with cubic zirconia garnets (Elson’s birthstone), amethysts, sapphires, and more that will develop an antique-like patina over time. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "What’s Your Sign? Karen Elson on Her New Birthstone Perfume Bottle Tops," 18 Jan. 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 But the aboveground versions are not imitation diamonds, like cubic zirconia or moissanite. Paul Sullivan, New York Times, "A Battle Over Diamonds: Made by Nature or in a Lab?," 9 Feb. 2018 Jewelry made of fool’s gold and cubic zirconia. ... Nick Canepa,, "Padres still trying to find their identity as they look to future," 16 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of cubic zirconia

1979, in the meaning defined above

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