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Colorless (white) zircon
Despite the rich color palette (zircons areblue,red,brown,yellow) precious zircons, colorless and visually clean zircons are very rare. Due to a high rate of dispersion (the play of coloured flashes) and a good gloss, colorless variety of zircon has earned the name “Matyrskogo” or Ceylon diamond. Instances of high quality jewellery weighing over 10 carats are considered unique. We are constantly monitoring the market in search of such samples.
The main deposits of transparent colorless variety of the mineral zircon:
Jewelry zircon combines amazing optical effects:
Variance is a game of colored flashes in the gem. Variance of zircon is very high, higher than diamond, this makes it very attractive for jewelry. Natural zircons show a tremendous fire and the change of bright flashes, thanks to this clear, colorless zircons are sometimes used as substitutes for diamonds.
Birefringence - effect of a split of edges in zircons it is very strong and noticeable to the naked eye. The photos birefringence can cause a feeling raspolozhennogo image of the gem. The effect of the split faces helps to accurately determine the zircon from a number of other colored gems.
The cost of large colorless zircon in a nice cut and no inclusions varies in the range of $100-200 per carat.
Common misconceptions about zircons
Rare natural zircon gem because of the similarity in name is often confused with cubic Zirconia (cubic Zirconia), a cheap synthetic gem that is used as imitation diamond. This is not the only name confusion that arises from buyers. Jewelry zircon still confused with similar-sounding Zirconia - metal in the periodic table it is denoted as Zr.