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Blue Zircon Necklace #301
Blue Zircon Necklace #301
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Natural Paraiba Blue Zircon, 3.01 carats, set into a rich 14KT Gold Pendant.  Superb color.  Rare and beautiful, this sparkling Blue Zircon is a natural gemstone with great beauty and brilliance. This Blue beauty can easily be mistaken for a far more expensive blue diamond because of this gems strong dispersion. (sparkles) Superb brilliance and dispersion, this Blue Zircon looks more like a diamond than any other gemstone. Custom faceted into a Concave Oval.  Includes a 18 inch twisted Singapore 14KT Gold chain.

Many people have heard of Zircon but have never seen it. Mostly this is because of colorless zircon that was widely used as a diamond simulate in the early 1900's. Its name still means imitation to many people and that is unfortunate, because Zircon is a beautiful, natural colored gemstone with its own fair share of charm.

What is Concave Faceting?

The Concave cut is three dimensional; where as the traditional flat faceted cut gemstones are two dimensional. The concave cut not only has facets in the length and width of the gemstone but also has conical shaped facets to create more depth. This third dimension further refracts the light as more ambient light, thus returning it to the eye as more brilliance in the gemstone. A two dimensional gemstone will need light to show its brilliance, a Concave cut gemstone will reflect the smallest amount of light. The gem will return to the eye, brilliance from even a small single candle that has been lit in a darkened room.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, some people prefer the traditional faceted design over the innovative Concave faceted gems. They like the more classic look of a traditional faceted gemstone.

Some of the disadvantages of Concave cutting are that darker gems like Ruby, tend too look less attractive when Concave cut, the gems turning out murky and less attractive. There is also a higher weight loss than in traditional faceting and Concave faceting requires more labor resulting in a much higher cost to the finished gemstone.

Species / Variety: Zircon
Country: Sri Lanka
Color: superb aqua Blue
Carat Weight: 3.01cts.
Shape / Cut: Concave Faceted Oval
Size: 9 X 7 MM   Depth: 5 MM
Clarity: Very Very Good
Treatment: None, 100% Natural
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