17 ct Orange Zircon & Diamond 18K Ring
Brilliant and eye-catching, this stunning 18-karat yellow gold ring will add dazzling sophistication to your look. The ring features a 17 carat, fancy oval-cut, orange zircon. We added brilliant, full-cut sparkling diamonds to the highly polished band. The glittering diamonds and sparkling zircon combine to create a vibrant and head-turning display, perfect for adding sophistication to your look.
Natural Orange Zircon
Weight: 17.78 carats
Cut: Fancy Oval
Size (LxWxD): 16 x 12 x 9 mm
Origin: Sri Lanka
Color: Orange with a Rainbow Flash
Metal: Solid 18K Yellow Gold
Weight: .72 tcw
Shape/Cut: Round, Brilliant
Size: 6.5 (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 - if you look deeply into the photos, you will see a slight blur or doubling of the facets.
Zircon is one of the heaviest gemstones, which means that it will weigh more 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, World Class' 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 in any way! Many people are unaware that there is a beautiful natural gemstone called Zircon. Zircon is the Birthstone of December.
This gemstone is natural and is straight from the mines of Tanzania with the double refraction and high dispersion inherent in this gemstone - you won't believe your eyes when you wear it in sunlight! Zircons are one of only three gemstones that have higher dispersion than diamonds (more flash)! Because they are double refractive, you will see a blurring on close up photos.
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.