Recently I was working with a client to create a special ring, because she was born in December she was interested in birthstones. I shared with her that turquoise, tanzanite and zircon were her gem choices. Because she likes sparkly gems, I suggested that she look at blue zircon. She thought zircons were synthetic. I told her that many consumers confuse cubic zirconia, a man made stone with zircon, a natural gem.
Zircon comes in many colors but my favorite is blue. Because zircon is doubly refractive and has a very high refractive index (1.925 to 1.984), the gem has a lot of life and sparkle.
Below is the design for the ring and photographs of the finished ring.