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Zircon

Updated: Sep 21, 2018

Get To Know Us And The Products We Offer. Today's feature is the gemstone Zircon.

Zircon accentuates many of our beautiful gemstone rings. According to Wikipedia, Zircon is a mineral belonging to the group of nesosilicates. Its chemical name is zirconium silicate and its corresponding chemical formula is ZrSiO₄.


The Gemological Institute of America Inc (GIA) says, Zircon is a colorful gem with high refraction and fire that’s unfairly confused with cubic zirconia.


Colorless zircon is known for its brilliance and flashes of multicolored light, called fire. These zircon properties are close enough to the properties of diamond to account for centuries of confusion between the two gems. Zircon occurs in an array of colors. Its varied palette of yellow, green, red, reddish brown, and blue hues makes it a favorite among collectors as well as informed consumers.


HEAR ARE SOME FACTS TO KNOW ABOUT ZIRCON

  • Colorless zircon is called “Matara” zircon after a city in Sri Lanka near where it is mined.

  • Zircon is found in Australia and one of the oldest minerals on earth: 4.4 billion years old.

  • Zircon sometimes contains traces of uranium, irradiating itself and changing its properties.

  • Zircon is a birthstone for the month of December, along with turquoise and tanzanite.



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