This AA-grade round faceted zircon stone features an attractive shade of light blue and would be an excellent choice for pendants, necklaces and earrings. Use the stone by itself for simple designs, or highlight the subtle color by pairing it with contrasting-color stones in more complex pieces. Blue zircon is one of the birthstones for December.
Zircon is a hard, naturally occurring gem mineral. Faceted zircon has a brilliance that rivals a diamond, making it an economical alternative. Most natural zircons are brownish orange; heat enhancement results in yellow, gray, green, red, blue or colorless stones. In the Middle Ages it was believed to protect against evil spirits, improve sleep and cultivate honor, wisdom and wealth.
Round-cut gemstones are highly popular and the most commonly available. Rio round gemstones are calibrated for size and hand inspected to ensure maximum attractiveness.
• Care: Clean with warm, soapy water; never clean using steam or ultrasonics.
• Unless precisely calibrated to an exact size, gemstone sizes vary slightly. Rio allows a tolerance of +/– 0.2mm for gemstones larger than 4mm.