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Out Of The Blue - Art Deco Platinum Blue Zircon Solitaire Ring. This exquisite ring is crafted from platinum, hallmarked PLAT. Featuring a genuine natural round cut blue zircon, elegant Art Deco Styling and quality platinum work. The focus on this ring is a glorious teal blue zircon. The colour on this gemstone is intense and vibrant, with a wonderful sparkle. The coronet and gallery are gorgeous on this ring, detailed and delicate, yet substantial. The shoulders display elegance with it's simple engravings. The band is smooth, polished and substantial, which allows for a comfortable fit. This Art Deco rare find would make a beautiful unique engagement ring or addition to any fine jewelry collection.
Note: Appraisal included with the ring. Blue zircon is ubiquitous the crust of earth. It occurs as a common accessory mineral in igneous rocks as primary crystallization products in metamorphic rocks and as detrital grains in sedimentary rocks. The gemstone has its ways to increase the quality of our lives. First it gives us protection against negativity just like stated earlier. Then, it brings us love and happiness.
In the Middle Ages this gem was thought to induce sound sleep, drive away evil spirits, and promote riches, honour , and wisdom.
Many scholars think the stone's name comes from the Arabic word zarkun, meaning cinnibar or vermillion. Others believe the source is the Persian word zargun, or gold coloured. Considering zircon's colour range, either derivation seems possible.
Blue zircon was a particular favourite in Victorian times, when fine gemstones were often featured in English estate jewelry dating from the 1880s. Gemologist George Kunz- Tiffany's famed gem buyer was a notable zircon advocate. This lovely gemstone is not often seen in contemporary pieces, therefore unique and quite simply gorgeous!
Measurements: Face of Ring 6mm
Stone Size: Blue Zircon 1.08 carat
Weight: 3.70 grams
Ring Size: 5 3/4
Date: Circa 1920