cubic zirconia

noun

variants or less commonly cubic zirconium
: a synthetic gemstone of zirconia resembling a diamond

Examples of cubic zirconia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Made of eco-friendly, recycled brass casting, the titanium back posts are hypoallergenic for comfortable, itch-free wear, and the cubic zirconia inlay sparkles and shimmers depending on the angle and lighting. Stephanie Osmanski, Southern Living, 16 Jan. 2024 The ring’s band and settings are made with sterling silver and plated rhodium, and the diamond-esque gemstone and mini gems on the initial are both cubic zirconia. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 20 Dec. 2023 But it’s become obvious that the Dodgers way isn’t the right way, cubic zirconia masquerading as diamond. Nick Canepa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Dec. 2023 And these gold-tone hoops made from enamel and cubic zirconia are sure to add a pop to any outfit. Kristina Rutkowski, Harper's BAZAAR, 9 Aug. 2023 And, for Disney fans, there are several magical styles included in the sale, like these Mickey Mouse 3D earrings, this Disney Princess necklace set, and a Mickey Mouse pendant necklace adorned with glimmering cubic zirconia stones. Ali Faccenda, Peoplemag, 25 May 2023 Customize this cubic zirconia tennis bracelet with a name or phrase in pretty gold lettering. Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 10 Oct. 2023 Hippo heart stud earrings These sterling silver hippo earrings, featuring a blue cubic zirconia heart, are not official merchandise of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 11 July 2023 Finally, the Lane Necklace is a dainty chain with delicate cubic zirconia drops for a touch of sparkle. Claire Harmeyer, Peoplemag, 25 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cubic zirconia was in 1942

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“Cubic zirconia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cubic%20zirconia. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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