Natural Zircon Ring
Natural zircon ring with matching herkimer diamond accents is a stunning choice for a gift to yourself or others. Set in an elegant sterling silver design. Zircons range near the top of the hardness scale for colored gemstones. Designed to last a lifetime and beyond, this zircon ring is an excellent choice. Currently this ring is a size 6 but can be custom sized to fit and is rhodium bonded to prevent tarnish. Please allow two weeks on all custom work. To see a video of this ring in natural light please visit https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj3LFoQFtRP/?taken-by=greengemcompany
Should you like to customize this ring with different gemstones or perhaps a different metal please contact us!
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Currently this ring is a size 8 however we will custom size this ring for no additional charge.
The sterling silver band is rhodium bonded to prevent tarnish.
If you prefer a different gemstone or if you wish to have this ring set in gold we will be glad to customize and therefore meet your design preferences please contact us!
Zircon’s fire, brilliance, and beauty can rival any gem. The affordability of its vibrant greens, sky blues, and pleasing earth tones contributes to its growing popularity today.
Once a diamond alternative today we know that natural zircons are in fact the most ancient materials on Earth, holding within their brilliant depths a time capsule of our planet’s birth.
A tiny fragment of zircon from western Australia is the oldest object on earth: 4.404 billion years old. Earth itself formed less than 150 million years earlier.
An even older example is from large meteorite in Chile. The oldest thing scientists have ever examined, that zircon formed at least 4.6 billion years ago in the swirling disk of dust and rocks that became the planets.
Today, natural zircon is often overlooked because cubic zirconia, the laboratory-grown diamond imitation, is so much more common. As a result many people don’t even realize that there is a beautiful natural gemstone zircon.
In the middle ages zircon was said to aid sleep, bring prosperity, and promote honor and wisdom in its owner. The name probably comes from the Persian word zargun, which means “gold-colored.”
About Conflict free Herkimer Diamonds
Herkimer Diamonds are very clear & pure double-terminated quartz crystals. They are from Herkimer county New York and have the raw appearance of diamonds, hence the name. Herkimer Diamonds are a wonderful, inexpensive naturally occurring conflict free alternative to traditional diamonds.
They are truly hard to distinguish from a diamond as they are very hard, durable and will therefore give you and yours a lifetime of enjoyment!
As is the case for any natural crystal a coincidence of appropriate condition are responsible for the growth of Herkimer Diamonds. First of all the environment must provide a crucible for the crystals to form in. In addition the elements for the crystal’s formation must be present and in a state of free dissociation. Like common table salt in water the constituent elements must be moving freely within the crucible. Conditions must then occur which allow these elements to come back together in a regular geometric pattern. Electrostatic forces at the atomic level create this pattern Atoms in this state act like little magnets and, like the north and south poles in magnets, they can only attach to each other in ways that are specifically dictated by these forces. It is as a result of these forces Herkimer Diamonds have their beautiful geometry.
The host rock for Herkimer Diamonds is the Cambrian-age, Little Falls Dolostone. Little Falls Dolostone is about 500 million years old. Herkimer Diamonds form in the cavities within the dolostone. These cavities are frequently lined with drusy quartz crystals and often have a coating of tarry hydrocarbon.