This African Zircon has an absoutely stunning peachy-pink color with orange overtones. This stone began its life as a deep purple color. Too deep, in fact. The stone had hardly any life because the dark color swallowed the light. I heated this stone myself to lighten the color and now this Zircon explodes with vibrant peach color and fire.
I cut this stone in the appropriately named 'Mr. Sparkle' design. It quickly became one of my favorite square cushion designs. It was written by the very talented Marco Voltolini.
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.
2.8 carat Zircon Peach
Cut: Mr. Sparkle
Treatment: Heated myself
Cut By: Bryan Wiebe