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From: Rick Cook <>
Newsgroups: rec.crafts.metalworking
Subject: Re: Zirconium/titanium help needed
Date: 9 May 1997 18:16:41 GMT

VAntonova wrote:

>I though stones refered to as zirconium are glass with zirconuim
>impurities, like lead glass. Of course I know nothing about this, this is
>just what I have heard. Will some expert please put us on the right trk?

I think what you guys are talking about is cubic zirconia, which is a
crystaline zirconium compound (oxide?? I don't remember). It has a higher
refractive index than diamond and is often used as a diamond substitute.
Properly cut the flash can knock your eyes out.

Not the same as the metal.


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