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Zirconia Ceramic Components

  • Nearly as hard as sapphire with a lustrous, hand-polished finish
  • Ideal for creating chains, pendants or earrings
  • Excellent connector or multi-media design component
  • Available in a variety of shapes including the popular infinity sign
(Grants Pass, Oregon)--Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®, America's Favorite Beading and Jewelry Supply Company®, announces a new line of zirconia ceramic components in sleek, contemporary styles.

Using 21st century technology, zirconia ceramic components are created from natural zirconia powder in a process that begins with the ethical mining of zirconia rich sands in Australia. The zirconia grains are separated from non-essential elements in the sand and crushed into a fine powder, where binding and color agents are added. Then, through a treatment called sintering, the mixture is pressed into a mold and fired under massive pressure at over 2500 degrees Fahrenheit. Hand-polished with diamond lapidary tools, and nearly as hard as sapphire, these classic black and white components offer countless design possibilities. Available in a variety of shapes, including the popular infinity sign, zirconia ceramic components are ideal for creating chains, pendants and earrings, or including in mixed-media projects. Zirconia ceramic can also be safely baked with polymer clay or Friendly Plastic®.

Known for exceptional customer service, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads has been the one-stop shop for jewelry-making wholesalers, retailers and designer-artists for over 39 years. The diverse product selection offers more than 116,000 hot jewelry-making supplies. Go online to get your free copy of the 448-page, full-color Jewelry Maker's Catalog and browse E-Catalogs for the feel of the catalog with the ease of the web!

Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists;
children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.

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