Lustrous, fiery, and considered to be among the oldest minerals on earth, the Zircon is one of the most fascinating gemstones in existence. Known for its durability, as well as its resistance to chemical attack, scientists have called the Zircon, a “tiny time capsule”, describing it as “the most reliable natural chronometer that we have when we want to look at the earliest part of Earth history.”

The intriguing history of a Zircon begins with its formation: formed by crystallization from a magma or in metamorphic rocks, the Zircon possesses a remarkable ability to not only survive geologic events - some of which may last millions of years - but to record those events in its crystal rings, similar to the rings found in tree trunks. Imagine wearing one of these!

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