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Zircon

Zircon is a natural gemstone and comes in a variety of colours.  It should not be be confused with cubic zirconia - a synthetic commonly used as a diamond simulant.  The high refractive index of zircon gives it great fire and brilliance as a cut gemstone.  In the middle ages, zircon was said to aid sleep, bring prosperity, and promote honor and wisdom in its owner.

  • Common Name - Zircon
  • Mineral -  ZrSiO4
  • Hardness - 7 to 7.5 on Moh's Scale
  • Heat treatment is common for this gem
  • Natural red zircon in the rough from Reddestone Creek, Glen InnesOval cut zircon from our mine on the Reddestone Creek, Glen Innes

    Range of colour available in natural unheated Australian zirconNatural zircon from our mine generally ranges in colour from clear through to champagne and orange-red colours. Some of our cut gems have been gently heated to produce a diamond-like clear colour with great brilliance (low temperatures only, no chemicals), others are fully natural with no enhancement treatments.  

    Please see the listings below for a great range of genuine zircon gemstones and feel free to enquire if you are looking for something specific.