Zircon Engagement Ring
History and more
Sometimes confused with synthetic zirconia (the popular imitation diamond is better known as CZ). However, zircon is a natural gem that has been valuable in both the east and west for centuries. Until modern times it was called Jackith, Hyacinth or Jargon.
The name comes from the Arabic jargun, which means vermilion, or even from the ancient Persian jargun, which means “golden”. Both terms can describe the letters of some zircons.
It is traditionally believed that Dition protects against evil, guarantees safe travel, provides its portable wealth, knowledge and refinement – and ensures a good night’s sleep.
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- Color: The most popular blue in the gemstone trade ranges from light pastel to light green blue, known as “zircon blue”. Colorless plus shades of orange, yellow, brown, green, red, pink, and sometimes purple.
- Clarity: Blue and colorless zirconia are usually included. Other colors are often easily included and have poor clarity.
- Cut: Usually pronounced in traditional thematic forms and styles. A popular zircon cut for the blue color that is the same style used for round diamonds but with additional rows at the bottom.
- Carat Weight: Blue is usually available in all jewelry sizes (up to 15 or 20 carats). Other colors are rare, around 8 or 10 carats.
Almost all blue, red and colorless zircons are made by heat treatment. Some are also orange and yellow. This process mimics the heat that can naturally appear on earth. The effects are usually permanent, but some heat-treated zircons will gradually return to their original color. (Prolonged exposure to intense light increases this possibility.)) Heat treatment can also reduce viscosity and requires more careful wear.
Zircon is classified as a type of mineral. Mainly composed of zirconium, silicon and oxygen; Chemical formula ZrSiO4. Color is usually caused by deformation of the crystal structure resulting from small amounts of natural radiation emitted over millions of years by tracking elements like thorium and uranium over millions of years.
Zircon is one of the few colored gemstones that exhibits the optical effect known as removal. It occurs when white light travels in a spectral color. Rainbow are the most spectacular example of scattering, and this is the main reason diamonds are attractive. To see it in zircon, use a full spectrum indicator light or direct sunlight, gently rock the gemstone, and see a glimpse of fire in the rainbow. (Deep color can mask the effect))
Zircon is usually a fashion wearable. Defensive attitude is recommended.
Hardness: Medium scratch resistance. Rate 6 to 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.
Strength: Better than adequate resistance to chipping and braking (mainly depending on the type and amount of transparency properties). Heat treatment can also make zircon a little brittle.
Durability: There are no regular concerns for gemstone owners.
Cleaning: liquid detergent or detergent and water.
Custom Blue Zircon And Diamond Engagement Ring
Details of the engagement ring
This beautiful engagement ring has a round blue zircon in the middle, diamonds run over both shoulders and are set in white gold. It was made for a customer in Karkland, WA who provided all of the stones and asked us to make a perfect piece to hold them in place. We worked with both in the Bellevue, WA showroom and online to finalize the details of his part and make sure he was doing exactly what he envisioned.
The stone that sits on this ring is a bluish-blue zircon that is reminiscent of a soft blue-green sea. Its luster thanks to the openness of the placement at all four corners and the beginnings of the prongs follow the lines of the stone, which enhances its natural beauty and gives the piece a nice overall balance.
After the customer brought us this stone, we sent it to be rebuilt and polished so it would look just beautiful in its new setting. When you have some old gemstones that you want to use again, they no longer look good. This is a great way to freshen them up and give them new life and we can do the whole process for you.
The elongated set of circular partitions stops in the middle of the diamond band and runs down from both shoulders. These give the piece enough shine and contrast it wonderfully with the blue of the zircon to make it stand out.
The ring should contain diamonds and the customer should be bound to the ring stones of this traditional theater engagement without using any of them as part of the center. It’s a great way to go without convention while creating a one-of-a-kind piece, and it offers the opportunity to blend the diamond-touching incomparable beauty and romantic love overtones.
Start with the stone
There are many ways to design your own engagement ring or other fine piece of jewelry, starting with the existing stone. If you want to use some family gems, our team can efficiently customize a design around them and then bring it to you for your review.
For every custom project we accept, we adjust the design as many times as you need to fix it for you. And we won’t send anything into production until you’re sure the piece we mentioned is always what you see.
Antique & Vintage Zircon Engagement Rings
Colorful, bright and shiny zircon stones breathe incredibly. Zircon is an exceptionally versatile and affordable alternative to the more expensive gemstones on the market. To find a memorable ring for your notable fellow human beings, explore the collection of antique and vintage zircon engagement rings
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Zircon is a stunning, versatile gem that has been used in beautiful jewelry for millennia. It is a crystalline mineral that occurs biologically in various colors and shades. Here are some quick tips to help you decide if this is right for your engagement ring:
- Variety of colors. Zircon is available in a variety of color options. You can find jewelry of different styles including blue, purple, red, gold, and green zircon.
- Bright flashing. Zircon has a strong luminosity and an incomparable sparkle, which is caused by a stiff double refraction.
- Zircon was used as a healing stone in the Middle Ages. It was originally believed to cure insomnia and rid the wearer of evil spirits. It is also said to promote knowledge and general intelligence.
- Bigger and bolder Since zircon is cheaper than some other gemstones, there are many rings that feature this gemstone in the shape of large carats. These can make bold engagement rings and cocktail rings for show stopping.
- Historical Fame Since colorless zircon was used to imitate diamonds in the early 20th century, many people mistakenly view zircon as an undesirable jewel. More recently, people have come to appreciate this gorgeous gem for its unique perception of style and undeniable charm. It is also important to note that zircon is a naturally occurring, pure gemstone and should not be confused with man-made dense zirconia.
Zircon engagement ring design
The affordable nature of zircon makes it perfect for anyone looking for a stunning piece of jewelry with an impressive presence. Multiple cuts and colors are available, all enhanced by useless metal settings. If you want to make a jewelry statement using colored gemstones, a style that looks like zircon is an easy choice.
Its variety of colors has given zircon a unique place in jewelry. It is often seen in antique engagement rings and Art Deco rings, which are precious for their huge, bold gemstones and eye-colored pops. Due to the color palette, the zircon can be made in white or yellow gold as well as in platinum and each setting is a nice addition to the shine of the stone!
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A Quick Guide to Buying Zirconia Engagement Rings
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Zircon is a little-known and often misunderstood stone. Although this gem is not known to many today, zircon has been used throughout history to be extremely valuable and greedy for its natural luster and attractive properties. It is a beautiful natural gemstone that is comparable to diamonds in many ways.
Zircon is the oldest mineral in the world. Some crystals found in Australia are estimated to be more than 4.4 billion years old!
Because of its similarity to diamonds, zircon was the first natural diamond simulant. It is the only natural gemstone that even mimics the appearance of a diamond. Unfortunately for zirconia, many people mistake zirconia for cheap, less expensive zirconia, which is a bad thing. But it’s a beautiful gem in itself.
If this misconception encourages you, we’ll keep reading the cover of What You Need to Know About Zircon.
Zircon shade rating
- The most common types of zircon are blue, pink, yellow, and colorless, but you can find this stone in almost any color.
- Colorless zirconium minerals and the purest form of high quality, diamond-like stones can be very rare. In fact, it is much rarer than diamonds, but it is much less valuable.
- Blue is the most valuable and most sought-after type of zircon. However, the natural blue zircon is very difficult to come by. There are many pastel blue zirconia signed with blue stone on the market that can be heat treated.
- Of all the zircon colors, greens are the most attractive as these are the rare types of zircons that happen to be collectibles and are very rare.
Some zircon stones can also exhibit plerocrosis. Two or more colors can be displayed depending on the viewing angle of the stone. Blue and green are the two most commonly viewed colors, which is what makes the teal color.
Choosing your zircon cut
Due to the high diffusion and light output of zircon, cutting colorless zircon into a light shape usually increases its luster and looks very similar to diamonds. Facing is another way to increase the light output of zircon, and you will often see these stones efficiently at different angles.
Other popular shapes for zircon are emerald, ovary, round, pear, marquise, trilliant and radiant.
The price for zircon stone
Although some types of zircon are very rare compared to diamonds, the price of this stone is usually cheaper. This means you can get an amazing stone for a good price, which makes zircon a great alternative to jewelry.
Zircon can cost anywhere from 50 50 to 400 400 per carat, depending on the quality of the stone. You need to evaluate the stone and make sure that it is worth asking.
It is good to compare zircon prices from different sellers before buying. So make sure you get a good deal.
Zircon versus diamond
As we’ve mentioned twice before, zircon is a famous diamond simulant and the only naturally occurring gemstone that resembles a diamond. It can be very difficult to tell a good quality, well-cut zircon from a good diamond.
The main differentiator between zirconia and diamonds is the birefringence caused by zirconia. Diamond alone is permanent.
Since zircons are much cheaper than diamonds, they are a great natural alternative.
Zircon against zirconia
Most people confuse zircon with zirconia (CZ). This confusion is understandable; After all, both stones resemble diamonds and have very similar audio names.
However, there are similarities here.
Zircon and zircon are chemically, visually and structurally two very different gemstones. Zircon and zirconia find no similarity.
Unfortunately for zircon, this confusion with a cheap diamond alternative has damaged its reputation and made it appear as a very cheap diamond alternative.
Some of the main differences between cubic zirconia and cubic zirconia are:
- Source – Zircon is a naturally occurring gemstone and is more than 4.4 billion years old. Natural zirconium oxide, on the other hand, was discovered relatively recently (in the 1930s) and was later synthesized. All CZs on the market are synthetic, which means that they are man-made using the technology in laboratories.
- Structure – Zircon is a combination of zirconium silicate, with CZT forming a cubic crystal form of zirconium dioxide
- Price – While there are many factors that affect the quality of zircon, zircon is more expensive than cubic zircon, one of the cheapest diamonds on the market. Zircon is also more valuable as it is a natural gemstone.
- Hardness and Durability – Zirconia has a high hardness of 8 to 8.5 on the Mohs scale. This makes it a suitable stone for everyday use and can withstand rough wear and tear. Zircon, on the other hand, has a soft gem grade of around 6 to 7.5. It is a fragile stone and can be easily scratched or broken off if exposed.
Is zircon engagement a good idea?
Because of its similarity to diamonds, zircons are often chosen as an alternative to diamonds for engagement rings. However, when choosing a gemstone for an engagement ring, you need to think outside of its presence.
Is the stone durable enough for daily use and how can it withstand daily exposure and harsh treatment?
Unfortunately, zircon is a soft gemstone (more on this below) and can be easily damaged and scratched. With careful maintenance, a zirconium engagement ring can last a long time, but is prepared for more attention than hard gemstones like diamonds, sapphires or rubies
Zircon watch out
Zircon may look a lot like a diamond, but it’s a soft stone that is numbered 6 to 7.5 on the Moss scale. Incidentally, 7 is the most important number on the Moss scale because it has a silica hardness that is normally found in dust. This means that a zirconia under 7 can be easily scratched with dust.
- Zircon is a very brittle stone and can be easily damaged or broken off on contact with hard noses and rough wear.
- It is advisable to avoid the use of ultrasonic or steam cleaners when cleaning zirconia. Instead, use hot water with a commercially available jewelry cleaner or soap and a soft brush. After washing, wash the zircon stone in clean water and dry it well.
- If you are storing zircon, wrap it in a cotton or velvet cloth. This will keep it free from scratches from dust and other items.
- Zircon is very sensitive to sunlight and other ultraviolet light sources. Avoid exposing your zirconia jewelry to this type of light as it can fade or change the color of the stone.
Keep zircon away from chemicals like harsh detergents, bleaches, and cosmetics. It is always best to wear zirconia jewelry when applying makeup and exposure to chemicals in the home or outdoors.
Where can you buy zircon?
Zircon can cost anywhere from 50 50 to 400 400 per carat, depending on the quality of the stone. It is good to compare zircon prices from different sellers before buying. So make sure you get a good deal.
Doing your zircon search online gives you more options as most brick and mortar stores may not have zircon in stock as it is not a well known gem.
Many beautiful pieces of zirconia jewelry are available at craft stores such as Etsy. Make sure that the retailer is respectful and communicates effectively and honestly with you about your jewelry. Ask about stone treatment. Your salesperson should be honest with you about this information.
The final verdict
We have to admit that CZ is a more durable, affordable, and durable choice, even if we like the beautiful, colorful color of zircon, its bright and fiery appearance, and the natural gemstone.
It is difficult to say which stone is better as both have their advantages and disadvantages and it completely depends on your reason for purchasing the gemstone. As you can see, they are both very different stones and both are applied in their own way.