Natural Orange Zircon
Lot 2480
Natural Orange Zircon
Sold for US$ 21,250 inc. premium

Lot Details
Natural Orange Zircon
Burma
Possessed of both a high refractive index and high dispersion, zircon is one of the few gems capable of rivaling diamond for brilliance and fire. Only a few other gem materials equal the dispersive "fire" of zircon, diamond being one of them. In most zircons, the "fire" is often masked by a dark body color. That is not the case with this wearable and collectible stone. Zircons of more than 3 carats are exceedingly rare. This beautiful zircon displays a rare natural color of orange with little to no brown visible. This is a fine stone for the knowledgeable color or lover of zircons. Zircons in larger sizes are rare--and this one--with its unusual natural color should be sure to entice the serious collector. Weighing approximately 21.87 carats and measuring 16.3 x 12.3 x 10.2mm

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by an American Gemological Laboratory report CS 66582 dated March 10, 2015 stating that the brownish reddish orange zircon is natural and comments: This color of zircon may be the result of a relatively low temperature heating process.

    Accompanied by an Asia Glory Gemmological Laboratory of Myanmar report no. 013245 dated February 13, 2014 stating that the 21.87 carats reddish orange zircon originates from Mogok, Myanmar and that it shows no indication of thermal treatment.
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