Fun Gem Facts about Zircon, the Original December Birthstone

From Stuller: BLUE ZIRCON

December’s birthstone combines a gorgeous green blue color with a fiery brilliance akin to diamond. In fact for centuries, people confused colorless zircon with diamond. Today, unfortunately, many consumers think zircon is the same as lab-grown cubic zirconia. This error keeps them from enjoying zircon’s sparkling beauty.

Aging gracefully

How long has zircon been […]

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December Birthstones are Zircon and Tanzanite

December has 2 wonderful Birthstones, Zircon and Tanzanite. Here is a link to a nice article about these gemstones:


December Birthstones Blue Zircon, Tanzanite, Blue Topaz

Some fun facts on Tanzanite, the new December birthstone! http://www.gia.edu/tanzanite

We think Blue Zircon was the first December birthstone and Blue Topaz was a substitute for a few years when Blue Zircon was short in supply, but now Tanzanite joins the group. Which is your favorite? We can show you all three here in our store to […]

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