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
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matura_Diamond (Accessed Mar. 1, 2006)