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Cambolite: On 8/8/2018 Blue Zircon Gets a new name from ICA (International Gemstone Association)

Cambolite: On 8/8/2018 Blue Zircon Gets a new name from ICA (International Gemstone Association)

Posted by noor mohamed on

What’s in a Name? The colorless variety of Zircon has often been aligned with Diamond, as noted above. With the advent of Cubic Zirconia (CZ, a zirconium dioxide), colorless Zircon (a zirconium silicate) became tagged to this very inexpensive diamond substitute, lessening its popularity and value as its own unique gem material. The blue variety of Zircon is one of three birthstones for the month of December but overshadowed by Blue Topaz (very popular and very affordable), along with newcomer Tanzanite, also outpacing Zircon in popularity. This under-appreciation and continuous reference as merely a substitute, imitation, or synthetic didn’t just...

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