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Zircon, A December Birthstone

Posted by Gordon Weller GIA GG on

Zircon History and Significance

Prized as a talisman (an object, typically an inscribed ring or stone, thought to possess magic powers and bring good luck) since medieval times, Zircon was believed to clarify the mind, improve confidence and inspire the spirit. Among its many attributes, zircon was thought to bring wisdom, wealth and protection to those who wore it. 

Characteristics of a Zircon

Zircon is available in several colors: 

  • yellow, orange, and green. Green zircon is not typically enhanced.
  • blue and red most sought after 
  • Brown most available. Brown zircon is commonly enhanced by traditional heating methods to produce red and blue colors, while yellow is occasionally heated to improve its color. 

Credit: American Gem Trade Association

At 100 East Fine Jewelry, we are currently offering a gorgeous pair of Zircon and Diamond Hoop-style and Dangle Earrings in 18 KT White Gold that are sure to turn heads!

Zircon and Diamond Hoop-style and Dangle Earrings in 18 KT White Gold