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Cubic Zirconia

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Cubic Zirconia

Cubic Zirconia

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Definition: Cubic zirconia (CZ) is a synthetic stone often used as a less expensive alternative to a diamond. A relatively hard crystalline substance, cubic zirconia is rated at 8.5 on the Mohs scale (versus 10 for diamond).

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Common Misspellings: Cubic zirconia is sometimes confused with zircon, a naturally occurring mineral; cubic zirconia is sometimes incorrectly called cubic zirconium.
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