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The Zircon thread

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

  1. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Apr 19, 2019
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    Alright, here it is. I confess, I remember it as army green because that’s what it looks like in low light. In the sun, the color is an army greenish-chartreuse color with some yellowish-gold, which I like very much. BUT, in low light...it’s arny green. It’s not evenly cut and it’s got a chip on the bezel. Not sure what to do with it. I am impressed with how sparkly it is though.


    In low light next to a windowed Heliodor for color comparison. Maybe I could have them both recut and made into a pendant together, but that might be more expensive than what I paid for them. pre pricescope. It just bothers me to have stones unset, and I have some loose stones which irk me because I’m not sure I want to spend the $$$ to have them set. I can imagine that they might look good, but then I’m not sure they would get worn compared with my staple pieces, KWIM?

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  2. ZestfullyBling
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  3. ZestfullyBling
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    by ZestfullyBling » Apr 19, 2019

    Thanks @alene !!
    Thinking of a Blingy bypass setting using both stones...Yum!!!:))
     
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  4. CHRISTY-DANIELLE
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Apr 19, 2019
    I bought a green zircon, too, out of pure curiosity. But I find I'm not a fan of the yellowy green. But thought it would be fun to post since today seems to be about zircon that isn't blue!
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  5. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Apr 20, 2019
    Beautiful zircons everyone! :love:
    These are my loose zircons in a variety of blues. The ovals all came from Mastercut Gems and the Asscher is from Jeff White.
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  6. Atwater
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    by Atwater » Apr 20, 2019
    Wow, that big oval :love:
     
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  7. ZestfullyBling
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    by ZestfullyBling » Apr 20, 2019
    Gorgeous!!! What's size on the right top oval?
     
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  8. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Apr 20, 2019
    Amazing collection!!
     
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  9. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Apr 20, 2019
    The big one is 10.3mm x 9.2mm and 5.77ct. It’s a bit larger than what I usually wear, so I haven’t set it yet. I purchased it during one of their sales at an amazing price and figure maybe someday I will want to make a big zircon ring with it ;)).
     
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  10. Atwater
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    by Atwater » May 9, 2019
    My 7.78ct blue zircon, recently bought from Master Cut Gems:
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  11. missy
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    by missy » May 9, 2019
    I have no clue how to evaluate Zircon but I love these earrings :kiss2:...thoughts? I don't know anything about Zircon and am wondering if this price is fair. They are around 6K.

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    They are 1920s cushion cut zircon about 11 carats total. 18K yellow gold and platinum. Surrounded by 16 single cut diamonds (1 carat total) in the halo.
    19mm by 13mm.

    NAGL report (no clue about this lab)
    2 CushionMixedCutNaturalZircon 11.06 ctw
    Hue greenish blue
    Lightly included L/1
    Tone / Saturation Medium/Moderately Strong
    Cut Good
    Weight 6.3 grams so that leaves me out as they are too heavy for my ears. Darn my baby ears.;(
    But just wondering is this a fair price for these earrings?

    Thanks.
     
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  12. T L
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    by T L » May 9, 2019
    So many gorgeous zircons! They’re such underrated gems.
     
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  13. T L
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    by T L » May 9, 2019
    Wowza, that’s huge!! I can’t wait to see it set!
     
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  14. T L
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    by T L » May 9, 2019
    I could be wrong, but I don’t ever recall Art Deco period jewelry with blue zircon. I suspect if it is a period piece, it originally had another gem type in them (probably sapphire) and they were removed. The bezel looks a bit shoddy as if it was repaired after removing the gems. Despite that, it’s hard to say. Maybe someone in the antique jewelry forum can give you a better answer. Platinum is very heavy, so you would definitely feel them.
     
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  15. voce
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    by voce » May 9, 2019

    Compared to Atwater's huge one, mine is small at 7mm and 2 carats.
     
    


    


  16. voce
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    by voce » May 9, 2019
    Here's how I think of it. The zircon pair is worth about 2k. The setting with diamonds is another 2k. Not much metal has to go to making a pair of earrings, but these are bigger than your normal earrings, so maybe another 500 tops. That leaves the remaining 1500 for workmanship. Is it good enough for me to be willing to pay that much for workmanship? Probably not. Depending on how much time was spent in making them, maybe the seller thinks this price is "fair". In my opinion, a good price for them would be 4k-5k.
     
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  17. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » May 9, 2019
    I love them, but personally wouldn't pay that much. Maybe 3-4k? The zircons are beautiful and setting is nice, I just think it's overpriced.
     
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  18. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » May 9, 2019
    I think that your zircon is a perfect size :)
     
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  19. CHRISTY-DANIELLE
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » May 9, 2019
    If anyone is looking for cushion cut 6mm blue zircon pair, i just passed on these just cut by Dana/Mastercut. (I bought some round ones from him instead).
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