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3 weeks ago

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14.23cts of brightness in this Yellow Zircon from East Africa!▪

Round, 13.1mm, with very good cutting▪

An alternative for November’s birthstones Topaz and Citrine, both of which can be a yellow to yellow-orange color.▪

Yellow Zircons are available in a range of colors from light yellow to medium and strong yellows. ▪

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. ▪

They 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! ▪

Zircon's refractive index (RI) is also very high ranging from 1.81 to 1.98. They are durable with a hardness of 7-7.5 for 'high' zircons. ▪

Zircons are available in a wide variety of colors - COLOR FIRST works with at least 10 distinct colors of Zircons, both Natural and Heated, with full disclosure for each gem. ▪

Natural Zircons are still available at a fraction of the price of most other gemstones, making them the last undervalued gem! ▪

In addition, Zircon crystals have been dated at 4.4 Billion years old, making them the oldest minerals on earth, so they have actually been around forever. ▪

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

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3 weeks ago

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Fall color in this radiant cut Imperial Zircon▪

10.1x4.9mm, 2.21cts ▪

From Tanzania, with a color like fine Malaya Garnet▪

Zircons (and possibly other gems) in the pinkish-purplish-reddish color range were historically referred to as "Hyacinth" or "Jacinth". ▪

These gems from East Africa have lots of dispersion and facet doubling visible. ▪

Natural Zircons are real gemstones mined from the Earth. ▪

They 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! ▪

Zircon's refractive index (RI) is also very high ranging from 1.81 to 1.98. They are durable with a hardness of 7-7.5 for 'high' zircons. ▪

Zircons are available in a wide variety of colors - COLOR FIRST works with at least 10 distinct colors of Zircons, both Natural and Heated, with full disclosure for each gem. ▪

Natural Zircons are still available at a fraction of the price of most other gemstones, making them the last undervalued gem! ▪

In addition, Zircon crystals have been dated at 4.4 Billion years old, making them the oldest minerals on earth, so they have actually been around forever. ▪

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

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3 weeks ago

Color First

A Sincere Thank You to all Veterans for your Service.▪

Flagpost made with Rose Malaya Garnets emerald cuts and Lemon Citrine checkerboard trillion. US Flag made with Rubies, White & Blue Sapphire calibrated rounds.▪

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4 weeks ago

Color First

The lions of Tsavorite country, and other beautiful animals…▪︎
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Photos from our archives…1996…when almost every weekend was spent in a gem mining area in East Africa.▪︎
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A typical weekend would start very early with a long drive from town to the mines. After spending a few hours at one mine we would eat our packed lunches in the open bush and try and visit another mine.▪︎
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The rest of the afternoon/evening would be spent in a small trading center nearby where we would look at the weeks fresh production and start the negotiating process.▪︎
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We would overnight at one of the lodges in the area, sometimes in a game reserve nearby. The next morning would be the bonus part of the trip where we would fit in a quick game drive and see beautiful animals in the wild…like the ones in these pictures. What a treat!▪︎
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The rest of the day would be back in the small trading center looking at more rough gems, finalizing on the previous days negotiations and then driving back home.▪︎
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This year we are celebrating 25 years in the wholesale gem trade, and I wish I was spending the weekend on another mining adventure…!!▪︎
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4 weeks ago

Color First

Greenish-blue color in this 6.52cts Zircon▪

Drop trillion cut, 11.8x8.7mm, from Cambodia▪

Natural Zircons are real gemstones mined from the Earth. ▪

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! ▪

In addition, Zircon crystals have been dated at 4.4 Billion years old, making them the oldest minerals on earth, so they have actually been around forever. ▪

Zircons are available in a wide variety of colors - COLOR FIRST works with at least 10 distinct colors of Zircons, both Natural and Heated, with full disclosure for each gem. ▪

They are December's birthstone, providing a lot of color choice for December birthdays! ▪

www.colorfirst.com

#COLORfirst #Gems #Gemstones #Zircon #BlueZircon #HotZircon #NaturalZircon #ZirconKing #OldestGemOnEarth #DecemberBirthstone #Dispersion #Blue #CaribbeanBlue #Teal #Colorful #LiveColorfully #Trillion #Drop #AGTA #BuyAGTA #AGTAMember #AddMoreColorToYourLife #GemstoneLover #Sparkle #Faceted #Gemology #InstaGems #DesignInspiration #ColoredGemstones #ColoredStones
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Pumpkin color in this Orange Zircon…🍊🍊🍊 perfect for fall▪

Checkerboard Trillion, 9.0mm, 3.24cts▪

This Natural, unheated gem from East Africa has lots of dispersion and facet doubling visible. ▪

Zircons are… https://www.instagram.com/p/B5szQYbl4ME/?igshid=1a3jl21lfal4n

7.24cts of December’s newest birthstone…Tanzanite▪

Oval, 12.5x9.7mm▪

From Merelani Tanzania, by the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro, which is Africa's highest mountain at 19,341ft above sea level. ▪

This was… https://www.instagram.com/p/B5qOlDWF0kZ/?igshid=1pvfxllnj8z5r

Happy Birthday to everyone born in December!! ▪

So many color choices with December's birthstone...will you choose one or have them all...??!!▪

Here are 10 distinct colors of Zircons, and we have several shades… https://www.instagram.com/p/B5lE4lPFF1P/?igshid=1wba1jylqi6v5

Support your local independent jewelers, designers, faceters and gem merchants today! ▪︎
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Celebrate Entrepreneurs everywhere….!! ▪︎
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Search for gems at http://www.colorfirst.com ▪︎
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#COLORfirst #SmallBusinessSaturday… https://www.instagram.com/p/B5f7fkDF95R/?igshid=gdbgyp1fv5jh

Happy Thanksgiving…from our family to yours▪

Thank you to all our customers, vendors, friends and families for a successful 25 years! We truly appreciate it.▪

This turkey’s rock hard so it definitely gets a… https://www.instagram.com/p/B5axrPgF5mw/?igshid=1pl5032tfj55o

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