Rose (Pink) Zircon
Pretty in pink, and usually with earth tones!
our zircon is a naturally occuring gemstone
-it is NOT lab created
Rose Zircons have colors that are reminiscent of Imperial Topaz or fine Malaya Garnet. Colors range from peachy-pink to pink to reddish-pink.
These gems are not to be confused with Cubic Zirconia (CZ) which is a man-made substance.
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!
Zircon is December’s birthstone, providing a lot of color choice for December birthdays!
We have many more colors, shapes and sizes available in Rose Zircon – please contact us if you don’t find what you are looking for in our online inventory.
Zircon (medium): RI=1.875(+/-0.045)-1.905(+/-0.075) DR
Zircon (low): RI=1.810(+/-0.030)-1.815(+/-0.030) DR
Note: dispersion is very close to that of Diamond (0.044), making Zircon the original Diamond substitute
Suitable for use in most jewelry
We work with both natural and untreated material; some zircon is routinely
see policy on Treatment Disclosure
|Extremely bright sparkly|
A naturally occurring gemstone- do not confuse with lab-created Cubic Zirconia (CZz)
Excellent value for money
Calibrated up to 8mm
|Tanzania, Kenya and other localities|