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Usable Gems... and a little opinion.
Zircon Gems Are Real
Zircon gems are beautiful, colorful, and durable.
"Zircon gems are real, natural gems. Please do not
confuse these natural beauties with that un-natural stone called cubic zirconia
"Chemically, natural zircon gems are zirconium
silicate (made up of the elements zirconium, silica, and oxygen), with a
chemical formula of ZrSiO4."
"Zircon gems are not manmade in a laboratory. They are
produced by Mother Nature."
This is my usual answer to the question I receive several times per year. The exact
words from the enquiry last week are... "Is there a real gemstone called
zircon? My sister has a beautiful new pendant with a solitaire that looks like a
diamond. She says it is a 2 carat, natural gem called zircon."
Zircon gems are quite similar to diamonds in appearance
because of their luster and fire.
White zircons are often used as a natural gem substitute
for diamonds, as solitaires and as center stones and/or small accent stones.
zircons are probably the most popular of these gems when color is desired. This
is a traditional December birthstone.
Zircons occur naturally in a variety of colors and
Green, yellow, gold, honey brown, plum, pink, red, and black are among the
Most blues and some whites are usually natural beige
gems heat treated to coax out a more pleasing appearance.
Zircon gems are mined around the world. Russia,
Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and East Africa are significant
production areas. Cambodia is noted for blues and whites, and Tanzania is noted for
red, and yellow-gold varieties.
The Cambodian colorless to beige-yellow stones are highly
sought after because they heat treat to some beautiful blue shades.
Commercial grade (non-gem) zircon
is an "ore" mined for the metal zirconium, This material is used
as abrasives and for insulating purposes. It is used to produce
zirconium oxide industrial products, because it retains its
strength and structural integrity at very high
Through other companies, we have
been involved in the mining of gem zircons in Madagascar, and
are beginning to mine them in Tanzania. In both locations, the
stones are recovered from alluvial deposits (gravel beds)
containing several species of gems. These gems weathered out of
the host rocks eons ago, and are usually in current of ancient
Zircon gems have a hardness
similar to amethyst, and are very suitable for use in jewelry,
We have these beautiful gems in
stock, and available for you. Send
me an email
for more information.
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Gem Industry News...
Gem Boycott Update
The USA boycott of products from Burma was initiated several
years ago in response to the oppressive policies of the Myanmar
The bloody suppression of pro-democracy protests in
September, 2007, created a call for the American government to
apply more economic pressure.
The US Senate passed the Burma Democracy Promotion Act of
2007 in December with strong support from both political
parties, and the House passed a similar bill. The two bills
must now be reconciled, and signed by President Bush.
The boycott law enacted several years ago allowed gem rough
that was exported to other countries for cutting to be imported
into the US as a product of the country where the cutting was
done. This new legislation closes that gaping loophole.
season is right around the
corner... plus, anniversaries and birthdays are always coming up.
are good reasons for your customers and their friends to buy
Are you rewarding your customers with discounts or
freebies when they send you a new customer?
Keep the Make An Offer
program in mind. You can always pick up a few good deals