Colorful and sparkling, this sumptuous ring is elegantly crafted from 18-karat rose gold to add color to your style. The ring features a vivid, round brilliant, blue zircon. Glittering white diamonds line the split, rose gold band, completing this stunning ring design.
We took this big, bold Cambodian Blue Zircon that is a beautiful medium blue color, cut perfectly in a brilliant round shape and put it in an 8 prong setting we designed that has .35 carats of bright white, clear (best grade) full cut diamonds on the split shank, all in polished rose gold.
Natural Cambodian Blue Zircon
Weight: 11.01 carats
Cut: Round, Brilliant
Size (LxWxD): 12 x 8.7 mm
Origin: Ratanakiri, Cambodia
Color: Greenish Blue with Purple, Green, Blue, Red Sparks
Metal: 18k Rose Gold
Weight: .35 carats (approx)
Clarity/Color: VS/G (near colorless)
Shape/Cut: Round/Brilliant; Full Cut (each diamond has 57 facets)
Size: 6.25 (we offer free sizing)
SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ZIRCON - Zircon is regarded as the traditional birthstone for December. Zircon is the oldest known stone on earth. Much older than diamonds and just as brilliant. For centuries, people thought these gemstones were actually diamonds. The fiery brilliance of zircon rivals diamonds and any other gemstone. Zircons are double refractive, so if you look deeply into the photos, you will see a slight blur or doubling of the facets - it's just one of the things that make this gemstone spectacular!
Zircon is one of the heaviest gemstones, which means that it will weigh more (carat weight) than other stones with the same measurements. Zircon is also a hard gemstone making it perfect for jewelry. There is a descriptive word in the gem trade for the 'Top Gem' gemstones - they are referred to as "Gemmy". This is definitely a 'gemmy' ring.
Natural zircon today suffers on account of the similarity of its name to "cubic zirconia", the laboratory-grown diamond imitation is NOT related to natural zircon. Moreover, cubic zirconia is actually the synthetic version of Zircon. Many people are unaware that there is a beautiful natural gemstone called Zircon.
The wide variety of colors of zircon, its rarity, beauty, and its affordability make it a popular collector's stone and contributes to its growing popularity among jewelry designers and gem lovers.
Zircon Legend and Lore*:
In antiquity, the zircon was often called Hyacinth or Jacinth, the legend tells of a mythological character named Hyacinthus, a youth brutally slain by Apollo who was jealous of the young man's beauty. His blood produced thy hyacinth flower, whose beauty is said to be reflected in the red and brownish-peach, honey-pink Zircon. The red Zircon or Hyacinth was believed to drive away evil spirits and nightmares, protect its wearer from enchantment and lightning. It was believed to soothe liver complaints, childbirth, insomnia. Spiritually, Zircon was said to promote spiritual sight and understanding, to bring self worth, tolerance and inner peace and calms and quiets the mind. It is believed to increase vitality and is a wonderful all round healer. Zircon is said to help in reflecting on the good things in life.
*The information provided above is for entertainment purposes only. It is based on centuries of folklore, well before the age of modern medicine. It is not meant as actual medical information or advice in any way.