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Cubic Zirconia Gemstone Properties

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Cubic Zirconia, a man made crystal not to be confused with Zircon, Zirconia or Zirconium, is formed in a much quicker manner than a naturally occurring gemstone.  It is said though, that German mineralogist detected and identified Cubic Zirconia in a natural setting in the early 1900s; but have to this day been unable to locate another strain.

The material is said to originally be created for use as a refractory material that would be impervious to high heat and chemical damage, hoping to use it for lasers and other optical operations.

Clear when created in the lab, different minerals may be added to create a wide range of beautiful colors. The Cubic Zirconia and its hard, brilliant adamantine luster and robustly refracted clarity, has been favored by venerable sages and seers.

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Mohs Hardness of 8.25-8.5 with an isometric cubic crystal structure.

Zirconia has the specific chemical formula ZrO2; this material however will not crystallize in the cubic system through normal syntheses. Use of a stabilizer (usually of yttria or calcium oxide) must be added to the source powder in order to coax it to crystallize as isotropic crystals.

Cubic zirconia is crystallographically isometric, which is an important attribute of a would-be diamond simulant. During synthesis zirconium oxide would naturally form monoclinic crystals, its stable form under normal atmospheric conditions.  The amount of stabilizer used is dependent on the variations of the many recipes of each of the individual manufacturers. Therefore the physical and optical properties of synthesized CZ vary greatly (not unlike diamonds), all values being within range windows to be considered Cubic Zirconia.  Stabilized with Yttria CZ has a moh’s hardness of 8.25, with Calcium Oxide it increases to 8.5 on the moh’s scale.

Clear when created in the lab, different minerals may be added to create a wide range of beautiful colors.

 

 

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The information here is presented to you to use as you see fit, but is not to take the place of professional medical advice.  Crystals, Gemstones and Metal can accent, help, negate, protect, encourage, strengthen, and balance and thereby promote healing.  Their effects can be extraordinary, but use in addition to medical advice, and not as a substitute for proper care. If you are ill, we beseech you to seek professional medical attention from a qualified physician.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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