Matura diamond

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Description

An imitation diamond gemstone that is composed of clear zircon crystals. Matura diamonds are sometimes made from yellow zircon crystals that have been heat-treated to make them colorless. It is not the same as the synthetic cubic zirconia.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Matara diamond; cubic zirconia

Comparisons

Properties of Common Gemstones

Natural and Simulated Diamonds


Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997