Amazing natural chocolate brown zircon is very rare. This gemstone weighs over 2.1 carats is eye clean and sparkles with a brilliant fire. Zircon is a natural gemstone it has had no enhancements and is 100 percent natural. The durability and high refractive index of this gemstone rivals a diamond and is an excellent choice for engagement or heirloom. Set in a fine sterling silver hand made setting and accented with diamond like white topaz. Rhodium bonded to prevent tarnish this ring is currently a size 6 and can be custom sized to fit.
Zircon's fire, brilliance, and beauty can rival any gem. The affordability of its vibrant greens, sky blues, and pleasing earth tones contributes to its growing popularity today.
Once considered a diamond alternative, today we know that natural zircons are in fact the most ancient materials on Earth, holding within their brilliant depths a time capsule of our planet's birth.
A tiny fragment of zircon discovered in western Australia is the oldest known object on earth: 4.404 billion years old. Earth itself formed less than 150 million years earlier.
An even older example was found in a large meteorite in Chile. The oldest thing scientists have ever examined, that zircon formed at least 4.6 billion years ago in the swirling disk of dust and rocks that became the planets.
Today, natural zircon is often overlooked because cubic zirconia, the laboratory-grown diamond imitation, is so much more common. Many people don't even realize that there is a beautiful natural gemstone called zircon.
In the middle ages, zircon was said to aid sleep, bring prosperity, and promote honor and wisdom in its owner. The name probably comes from the Persian word zargun, which means "gold-colored."
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