Zircon gemstones are the among oldest minerals on Earth, dating back 4.4 billion years. They act as a geological clock that tell us about early earth as a result of the radioactive trace element ,Uranium, sometimes found in the stone. This gem possesses a high luster, brilliance and a unique double refraction, which means you can see twice as many facets and twice as much multicolored fire in the stone. The colorless version of the gemstone, known as “Matara”, has properties close enough to diamonds that for centuries Zircon was mistaken for it.
Zircon comes in a wide variety of colors, but the most popular of these colors among consumers is the blue version which is featured as the center stone in this gorgeous 18k white gold ring. The blue zircon, weighing just under 21 carats, shimmers with a radiant rich aqua blue color, which is magnified by its pronounced double refraction. The unique mounting of the center stone showcases its beauty with a channel setting that is adorned with pave diamonds on the top of the mounting and diamonds that run down a segment of the shank in two rows. The diamonds are approximately of G color, VS clarity and have a total carat weight of just under one carat.