Zircon is a colorful gem with high refraction and fire that’s unfairly confused with cubic zirconia.
Why we love this gemstone
With radioactive trace elements that tick off time, zircon is a geological clock that tells us about the early earth.
BRILLIANCE AND FIRE
Zircon has very high luster, refractive indices, and dispersion, giving it lots of brilliance and rainbow flashes of fire.
Zircon’s pronounced double refraction means you can see twice as many facets and twice as much fire.