Simulated Blue Zircon Oval Faceted Stones


Made from lab-created spinel, this oval simulated blue zircon offers an attractive medium-blue color. Highlight its vibrant color by using it in a custom pendant design or partner it with complementary-color stones in multicolor matched sets with earrings and rings. Blue zircon is one of the birthstones for December.

The oval cut is an even, symmetrical shape but elongated. The arrangement of its facets is similar to that of a round brilliant, designed to maximize light and color.

  • Cutting Center : Germany
  • Stone(s) shape : Oval
  • Material : Zircon
  • Stone type : Manmade
  • Color : Turquoise Blue
  • Mohs hardness : 7–7.5
  • Refractive index : 1.81–2.02
  • Enhancement : Imitation (IMIT)
  • Specific gravity (g/cm3) : 3.93–4.73
  • Stone type : Manmade

Please Note: • This stone can usually be cast in place safely; however, the process involves a great many variables, and there is always risk of damage to the stone. For instructions and information, see Tyler Teague's article "Casting Stones in Place"below (or simply search 'casting stones in place').
• This stone is suitable for firing in place in silver PMC3 using the schedule with the lowest-temperature settings.
• Unless precisely calibrated to an exact size, gemstone sizes vary slightly. Rio allows a tolerance of +/– 0.2mm for gemstones larger than 4mm.
• Clean with warm, soapy water. Ultrasonic cleaning is usually safe; never steam clean.

Catalog page: 2019-2020 Gems and Findings & Display and Packaging Catalog p.729