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WIlaker wrote
on Apr 27, 2013 11:09 PM

Wondering what category cubic zirconia fall into? It's not glass, however, really close to a gemstone.

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on May 18, 2013 4:36 PM

 

 

In a way it is a stone it was gem that is ground and heated and re-cut I always think of it as a stone but a very processed one like lazar dyed shape fresh water pearls

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D.M.Z wrote
on May 18, 2013 7:15 PM

Wllaker, technically it is an artificially produced gemstone. It is called a simulant and is made from zirconium oxide powders stabilized with magnesium and calcium.  It is definitely not glass which is silica based. 

I'd write to them to confirm, but I'd be entering into gemstone category as more correct. Donna

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