Champagne Zircon

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Identical to the colors of Champagne diamonds!
our zircon is a naturally occuring gemstone
-it is NOT lab created

Champagne Zircons have colors that are identical to the colors of Champagne Diamonds. From a light brownish-yellow to medium yellowish-browns there is wide color range

These gems are not to be confused with Cubic Zirconia (CZ) which is a man-made substance.

Notable sources for Champagne Zircons are East Africa, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Australia. Many of them come out of the ground in attractive colors and don’t require any heat treatment (see product labelling on each gem).

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”.

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!

Zircon is December’s birthstone, providing a lot of color choice for December birthdays!

We have many more colors, shapes and sizes available in Champagne Zircon – please contact us if you don’t find what you are looking for in our online inventory.

click here to see a selection of Champagne Zircon for sale

 

Colors

light brownish-yellow

brownish-yellow

light yellowish-brown

yellowish-brown

light brown

champagne

light pinkish-brown (pink champagne)

light brownish-peach

Family/Species

Zircon

Properties

Zircon (high):

RI=1.925-1.984 DR

SG=4.70 (+/-0.03)

Zircon (medium): RI=1.875(+/-0.045)-1.905(+/-0.075) DR

SG=4.32 (+/-0.25)

Zircon (low): RI=1.810(+/-0.030)-1.815(+/-0.030) DR

SG=4.00(+/-0.07)

Dispersion= 0.038

Note: Dispersion is very close to that of Diamond (0.044), making Zircon the original Diamond substitute

Hardness=7.5

Suitable for use in most jewelry

Treatments

We work with both natural and untreated material; some zircon is routinely
heated to enhance color

See policy on Treatment Disclosure

Important information

Extremely bright sparkly
A naturally occurring gemstone- do not confuse with lab-created Cubic Zirconia (CZ)

Birthstone

 December

Anniversary

 

Cuts

Calibrated up to 8mm
Standard and fancy checkerboard cuts 
and free sizes

Mining locations

Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and other localities
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