Zircon is a popular semi precious gemstone, which celebrates its birthday every December. Zircon is a silicate mineral, and is found in many different colors, including (the most popular) blue, white (colorless), yellow, green and red. A zircon may be heat treated in order to change its color to colorless. As a matter of fact, they were known to also be used as a substitute for diamonds. During the Art Deco era, zircons were used as center stones, yet their popularity continued during the 1940’s, 1950’s, and 1960’s.

On the Mohs hardness scale zircon is rated a 6 to 7.5. Please do not use a steam or ultrasonic cleaner with your zircon jewelry

Also worth noting, the zircon's legend is one of sincerity and honesty. If you’re celebrating a birthday in December, zircon is a wonderful gemstone for you to enjoy.

Zircon engagement ring

Zircon engagement ring

Zircon comes in many colors, yet blue is the most popular. This gemstone engagement ring features a deep, intense blue, bezel set round cut zircon weighing approximately .50 carat which resides in a 10 kt warm rose gold ring.

Vintage Zircon Ring

Vintage Zircon Ring

Zircon continued its popularity during the 1950's and 1960's. This lovely vintage zircon ring features a 2.20 carat round zircon, flanked by two single cut diamond accents, all residing in 14 kt white gold. During the 1960’s we started to see an increase in fun cocktail rings, using zircons and colored gemstones.

Rose Gold Engagement Ring

Rose Gold Engagement Ring

This lovely rose gold engagement ring features four glittering, deep blue, round cut zircons weighing approximately 2.00 carats. These vintage gemstones reside in a warm 1940's 10 kt rose gold ring.

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