Since 1976, when the manufacturing process was perfected to create inexpensive quantities of the stone, cubic zirconia as been the most popular imitation diamond available, though today's more exclusive moissanite is usurping the higher-end market.
While the stimulant is virtually indistinguishable from diamond to the casual observer, there are several ways to discern which stone it natural and which is artificial.
From it they suggest information the secular world finds surprising about hospitable conditions on the early earth.
When we examine the assumptions underlying their claims, however, we find their conclusions are built on a wobbly house of cards.
With careful consideration, an engagement ring, necklace, or pair of earrings designed with this synthetic stone can be just as beautiful as any natural diamond.
CZ stones can also be used as solitaires or as accents to birthstones or colored gem rings, allowing a couple to purchase a higher quality colored gem without sacrificing the design details of multiple accents.
CZ is also frequently used in necklaces, earrings, and other jewelry, especially more elaborate designs that would be far too overpriced if they were constructed solely with natural gems.
It is assumed so frequently that a majority of people generally regard it as a scientific fact—in a sense it's become a form of dogma—much like the earth was once assumed to sit at the center of the solar system.
This concept of "deep time" is firmly based on the uniformitarian view of nature, i.e., that decay rates for radioisotopes have always been as they appear today.