American Diamond vs Diamond
Actually, American Diamond is not from America rather it was first made in Russia. American Diamond is the cubic crystalline form of zirconium dioxide (ZrO2). So, the technically correct name for American Diamond is Cubic Zirconia (CZ). It should not be confused with zircon, which is a zirconium silicate (ZrSiO4). Cubic Zirconia is a very dense substance, with Specific Gravity (density) between 5.6 and 6.0 — at least 1.6 times that of Diamond. There is lot of confusion about this stone. Some people consider it Synthetic Diamond, some consider it a Natural Gemstone and few also wear it as an Astrological Gemstone. But Cubiz Zirconia (CZ) or American Diamond as it is widely called, is a Laboratory Created (man made) stone and is not a synthetic Diamond. It is just a look alike of Diamond with similar outer appearance. Due to its resemblance to Diamond, low cost & affordability; it is widely used as a substitute for Diamond in Jewellery.
But, American Diamond has no Astrological importance. No Synthetic or artificially created stone can give any Astrological Benefits. Only Natural Gemstones have Power & Aura to provide Astrological & Healing Benefits. Fire Opal & White Sapphire are better astrological substitute for Diamond. Australian Fire Opal stone is becoming very popular as astrological substitute for Diamond. Shubh Gems deals in High quality Certified Fire Opal stones from Australia. You can buy Natural Fire Opal stone online & the Gemstone will be delivered with Laboratory Report. Shubh Gems has team of Gem Experts who can differentiate between Diamond & Cubic Zirconia. Few points to be considered to distinguish between Diamond & Cubic Zirconia are –
Hardness: cubic zirconia ranks at position 8 on Moh’s hardness scale vs.10 for diamond, as Diamond is the hardest Natural Material known.
Specific gravity: the density of cubic zirconia is about 1.6 times that of diamond.
Refractive Index (RI): cubic zirconia has a refractive index of 2.15–2.18, whereas that of diamond is 2.42.
Dispersion is very high at 0.058–0.066, exceeding that of diamond – 0.044.