2.35 Carats Natural Zircon
|Dimensions (mm)||9.04 x 5.53 x 4.09mm|
|Weight (carats)||2.35 carats|
The name ‘Zircon’ derives from the Persian word ‘zargun’ meaning golden hued. Zircons (and possibly other gems) in the pinkish-purplish-reddish color range were historically referred to as “Hyacinth” or “Jacinth”.
Rose Zircons are mined in East Africa. They are routinely heated to achieve their final colors but we do sometimes get Natural, unheated gems too (see product labelling for each gem).
Zircons have extremely high dispersion of 0.038, which is the optical property that splits light into its component colors. That explains all those flashes of color when we look at these beautiful gems.
Their refractive index (RI) is also very high ranging from 1.81 to 1.98 and they are durable with a hardness of 7-7.5 for ‘high’ zircons.
Natural Zircons are still available at a fraction of the price of most other gemstones, making them the last undervalued gem!