Cubic Zirconic April Birthstone

 

Cubic Zirconia also called CZ is an artificial man made gemstone having a resemblance to diamond used in jewelry setting. It is a synthetic crystalline substance used as a substitute of a diamond and within reach of even common men being much cheaper.

Cubic zirconia (CZ) is the cubic crystalline form of zirconium dioxide (ZrO2). It should not be confused with zircon, which is a zirconium silicate (ZrSiO4). The synthesized material is hard, optically flawless and usually colorless, but may be made in a variety of different colors. Cubic zirconia is relatively hard, its score of hardness is 8–8.5 on the Moh’s scale— slightly harder than most semi-precious natural gems.[1] Because of its high hardness, it is generally considered brittle.

The Cubic Zirconia is so closely resembles a diamond that it is not possible to distinguish easily as to which stone is the real diamond. The difference between the two can only be noticed with the help of a microscope. However, an extraordinary trained eye can distinguish the same. This needs a fairly long experience.

Due to its low cost, brilliance and crystal clarity it has become the most popular stone for an attractive diamond like jewelry. Since 1976 when the commercial production of synthetic Cubic Zirconia started it has become most gemologically and economically important owing to its durability, meager cost and close visual likeness to diamond. Its main competitor is synthetic Moissanite which is a recently cultivated synthetic gemstone.

Cubic Zirconia under shortwave typically fluoresces a yellow, greenish yellow or beige but under longwave UV the effect is greatly diminished, with a whitish glow sometimes being seen.

History:

The natural form of Cubic zirconia was discovered in a single site by German mineralogist in the year 1937. However, it has never been found in nature again.

In 1977 synthetic version of CZ was first produced in a lab. It is a crystalline form of the metallic element zirconium dioxide.

Cubic zirconia crystals are made by melting powdered zirconium and zirconium dioxide together by heating them up to 4,982ºF.

Healing Properties:

So far as good health, financial prosperity, position whether official or social, prestige and high honor are concerned, synthetic Cubic Zirconia helps a lot to its wearer. Besides, it protects from jealousies, rivalries and helps in reacquiring land/plots hatched by enemies. The wearer of this Synthetic Cubic Zirconia can easily notice betterment in happiness, good and jovial mood, strength, energy and will have sound/tension free sleeping.