Why should I Buy Zircon?
Zircon is a well-known Gemstone due to its relative affordability and the variety of colors in which it's available. Zircon happens to be an excellent gift for anyone who was born in December as its one of three accepted Birthstones for the month. Colorless or White Zircon is often used as a diamond substitute and is an ideal alternative for those who are in search of a suitable replacement to a natural diamond.
What's the History of Zircon?
The Gemstone also has some time under its belt as it's had notoriety since the Middle Ages. In the middle ages, this stone was believed to have numerous health benefits thus was surrounded by folklore. The oldest known zircon stones are from Western Australia, with dated to 4.4 billion years. The name probably comes from the Persian word for "gold-colored," but zircon comes in a wide range of different colors.
How are Zircons Available from GemSelect?
GemSelect supplies a large amount of Blue Zircon as it's the most popular zircon color. Most blue zircons come in a pastel blue, but some exceptional gems have a bright blue color of which we carry many. Zircon is also available colorless or white, green, dark red, violet, yellow, brown, pink, and orange. GemSelect's Zircon comes in a vast amount of shapes sizes and colors for your convenience. In addition to our single stones, we also have pairs and lots.
How is Zircon Generally cut?
Colored stones get a brilliant or step (emerald) cut. Usually, round gems earn a "zircon" cut which is similar to a standard round brilliant cut with an extra row of facets at the edges.
What about Zircons Hardness on the Mohs scale?
Zircon on the Mohs scale of hardness is a 6.5 - 7.5 out of 10 which means its quite durable. Given its hardness, it should be taken care of and worn with care as all natural gemstones should. We recommend wrapping Zircon Jewelry and all natural gemstone jewelry when storing it to keep your jewelry at in its best condition.
What Types of Jewelry are Good for Zircon?
Zircons color and luster is so attractive, and it looks stunning when set in finished jewelry designs. Because of the variety of hues available, the stone can set in silver, gold, white gold or any medium you prefer. It is an excellent stone for a set of studs, ring, pendant and had remarkable color properties when combined in Pave settings. White zircon is a go-to diamond substitute for those wanting a gemstone with diamond-like luster but who don’t wish to pay the high price of a real diamond.