Zircon is one of the oldest members of the gem community but is attracting increasing attention due its refractive properties, often rivaling the brilliance and play of color found in diamonds. High quality stones are limited in nature but gems of good color and size are available. Zircon comes in a wide range of colors with red and blue being the most highly prized.
Zircon comes in a wide range of colors including; blue, yellow, green, brown, orange, red and colorless with red and blue being the most highly prized.
Transparent. Zircon is a Type II gemstone and is usually included. Top gems should be eye-clean with few or no inclusions visible to the unaided eye. Blue and colorless stones tend to be very lightly included with the other colors being somewhat more included.
Zircon sometimes exhibits the phenomena of Chatoyancy, a striking three dimensional effect typically seen in tiger eye quartz (rare).