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The Zircon thread

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by Acinom, May 9, 2016.

  1. CHRISTY-DANIELLE
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Sep 9, 2018
    I love blue zircon! I bought this art deco era ring with a 10.5 mm old cut blue zircon. It has some abrasions and a girdle chip, but is such a beauty! I sent photos to Jerry Newman, he said he can repair it with minimal diameter loss. Can't wait!
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  2. Crystal_Dreams
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    by Crystal_Dreams » Sep 10, 2018
    @MissSarah gosh that’s brave! Now you have me wondering if I should heat mine lol! Mine is a huge yellowish Orange Portuguese cut- it was always a bit dark for me. I don’t want to totally wreck it though... did the colour just gradually fade as you were heating it?
     
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  3. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Sep 12, 2018
    I'm going to set this pretty zircon in Yvonne's sunflower setting. I'm presently debating between her ruby melee and her emerald melee for the little petals :) I'll probably go with WG if I choose the rubies, but am undecided whether to go with WG or RG if I choose the emeralds. This is my birthday present to myself, lol! Please forgive my crappy photography skills. The stone is 7x5 and about 1.5 ct
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  4. voce
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    by voce » Sep 12, 2018
    What a gorgeous zircon :D! Did you see it on her store page or did you commission it from her?

    I am someone who tries to wear all colors of the rainbow (except orange; still don't have a neon orange gem), and I suspect you already have way more emeralds from Yvonne than rubies. I think going with rubies is bold, whereas emerald is playing it safe. I vote you get whatever gold works with your other rings.
     
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  5. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Sep 12, 2018
    Glad that you like the zircon, voce, it's a real sparkle bomb in person! I am commissioning the piece :)
    I only have one emerald, but lots of other green stones, so yea, I may go with the rubies for the sake of diversity, lol! I have a pink spinel eternity ring and even a bit of red spinel in a couple of other rings, so I would have some other stuff to wear with this piece.
     
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  6. Acinom
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  7. peacechick
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    by peacechick » Oct 30, 2018
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    I have a new-to-me blue zircon ring! Blue zircons truly look amazing with diamonds. This one was bought from TheRealReal, which has a surprisingly large and well-priced fine jewelry inventory.
     
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  9. peacechick
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    by peacechick » Oct 30, 2018
    Thanks, mellow! I’m obsessed with it. I wanted a more saturated blue green zircon to differentiate it from regular blue topaz, which I already own. So I was happy to find a tint of green in there, especially in warm light. It’s 4.42 cts for anyone who wants to know the size.

    Here are a couple more photos!

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  10. mellowyellowgirl
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    by mellowyellowgirl » Oct 30, 2018
    It is so large and gorgeous and luxurious looking!!! I took a peek at the website but didn't see anything as beautiful as your ring.
     
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  11. peacechick
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    by peacechick » Oct 30, 2018
    There is a bigger zircon double halo ring on there with better quality SI diamonds but the zircon is not as well cut as mine. The color is also a little lighter. I think it's worth keeping an eye on this site because from my experience shopping there, they handle high volumes and are motivated to move the inventory. So there should be deals, especially with the lesser-known gems which they may undervalue. Caveat emptor of course.

    Slightly off-topic, this was the convertible ring/pendant I was really loving but it's way out of my budget:
    https://www.therealreal.com/product...urmaline-and-diamond-convertible-ring-pendant
     
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  12. voce
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    by voce » Oct 31, 2018
    That one is a gorgeous color, perhaps even a paraiba, but I don't like how even the diamonds are included.
     
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  15. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Nov 7, 2018
    6896F12D-78D1-4B20-B9F1-05F05492ECBB.jpeg 5CECC9DE-391C-48A6-B865-481B48327FA9.jpeg I somehow got JuliaB’s package right before going to Hawaii. The stones are 2.3 tcw and set in the tulip setting.
     
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  16. CHRISTY-DANIELLE
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Nov 7, 2018
    @strawrose I'd love to see a profile of these earrings. I didn't know JuliaB does earrings!
     
  17. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Nov 8, 2018
    722808F2-FEFC-4CDB-AD8A-63D83B28AC02.jpeg @CHRISTY-DANIELLE Sorry for the delay. Here it is =)2 she put blue diamonds between the petals. A secret no one can see? ;)2
     
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  18. CHRISTY-DANIELLE
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Nov 8, 2018
    Thanks, it's at DK being set , I'll post pics when I get it back! I Love blue zircon and it was my dads birthstone so has a special meaning for me.
     
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  21. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Dec 26, 2018
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    Congratulate @CHRISTY-DANIELLE with her zircon ring! We have already admired the great recut and now her stone has been set by David Klass. What a stunning result!!!
     
  22. MissSarah
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    by MissSarah » Jan 26, 2019
    I am so sorry I never answered this. I'm really bad at message boards. Yes, it is a gradual color change, but once it initiates, it can lose all color within 3 minutes. I have a glass top stove, so just put the stone face down on the burner, and turned it on to high. I made sure the stone was clean, dry, and not cold first, too. The post I followed is: http://cecileraleydesigns.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-heat-zircon.html?m=1

    Have fun & stay safe if you try it!
     
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  23. eapj
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    by eapj » Jan 26, 2019
    I am loving all of these blue zircons! Might be next on my purchase list...
     
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    by strawrose » Jan 26, 2019
    Crazy! :eek2: Maybe I can try that with a low quality one? :lol-2:
     
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  25. ZestfullyBling
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    by ZestfullyBling » Apr 19, 2019
    Lovely Zircon thread!!!!

    Blue 3.6ct
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    Can't wait to get mine set!!!
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  26. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Apr 19, 2019
    I have a strange army green zircon, but it is so ugly ( subjective opinion here) that I think it would do the thread a disservice other than to show how beautiful the ones posted here are lol! :lol-2: Seriously though, beautiful, gorgeous stones y’all!
     
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  27. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Apr 19, 2019
    I want to see it! My most recent zircon purchase from Mastercut.
     
  28. Hivona
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    by Hivona » Apr 19, 2019
    I’d love to see it too! I love army green!
     
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  29. alene
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    by alene » Apr 19, 2019
    Nice zircons! Especially like the yellow one, kind of looks a yellow diamond. What are your setting plans?
     
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    by Hivona » Apr 19, 2019
    These are my zircons! No plans to set them just yet.


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