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Firing Cubic Zirconias in Metal Clay

by Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator,
Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

In this chart, learn appropriate firing temperatures and times when designing with metal clay and cubic zirconia stones. Firing temperatures and times vary according to the color of cubic zirconia being used; certain colors will not withstand any firing in metal clay designs.

  1110°F/30 minutes 1110°F/2 hours 1200°F/20 minutes 1290°F/10 minutes 1470°F/30 minutes 1560°F/20 minutes 1650°F/10 minutes
Alexandrite Purple Cubic Zirconia Gemstone Beads and Components
Alexandrite purple
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Amethyst Purple Cubic Zirconia Gemstone Beads and Components
Amethyst purple
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Aqua Blue Cubic Zirconia Gemstone Beads and Components
Aqua blue
No No No No No No No
Champagne Cubic Zirconia Gemstone Beads and Components
Champagne
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Emerald Green Cubic Zirconia Gemstone Beads and Components
Emerald green
Yes No No No No No No
Garnet Red Cubic Zirconia Gemstone Beads and Components
Garnet red
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lavender Cubic Zirconia Gemstone Beads and Components
Lavender
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Orange Cubic Zirconia Gemstone Beads and Components
Orange
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Peridot Green Cubic Zirconia Gemstone Beads and Components
Peridot green
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pink Cubic Zirconia Gemstone Beads and Components
Pink
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ruby Red Cubic Zirconia Gemstone Beads and Components
Ruby red
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sapphire Rose Cubic Zirconia Gemstone Beads and Components
Sapphire rose
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spinel Blue Cubic Zirconia Gemstone Beads and Components
Spinel blue
No No No No No No No
Spinel White Cubic Zirconia Gemstone Beads and Components
Spinel white
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Topaz Gold Cubic Zirconia Gemstone Beads and Components
Topaz gold
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Zircon Blue Cubic Zirconia Gemstone Beads and Components
Zircon blue
No No No No No No No

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