This beautiful Zircon was a pretty blue in its raw uncut form. It soon became apparent that wasn't the case! As you can see in the photos there is some color zoning giving an interesting bi-color appearance with strips of both blue and white. This effect is noticeable in the hand.
Melanie cut this Zircon in a design I created called " Étoile ."
This stone is heated to enhance color and clarity and is eye clean.
Zircons make for some incredible stones and some facts about them may surprise you. They are their own stone, not to be confused with lab created Cubic Zirconia. They have a refractive index of 1.9, meaning, not only are they going to throw rainbows of color, they'll do so better than a Sapphire. This high number makes them great Diamond substitutes as well! Zircons can come in a huge variety of colors, though most will be heated to enhance their color and clarity. With a Mohs Scale of 6-7.5, care should be taken with daily wear. Zircon has the priviledge of being named December's birthstone.
2.18 Zircon Bi-Color
Cut By: Melanie Wiebe