Pink Zircon Ring by Rebecca Overmann
Rebecca Overmann reinvents the halo with this ring featuring a 2.25 carat Asscher cut pink zircon. The extremely brilliant doubly-refractive zircon center gem was cut by Beth Stier, and was offset to emphasize its blocked corners in claw prongs. White diamonds contrast with the zircon, which is a purplish-pink hue. ANZA Gems did not heat this gem, the rough gem exhibited this color when purchased directly from Tanzania. Further complementing the design is the 18k matte finish gold setting.
This zircon center gem was purchased as a rough gemstone directly from Tanzania. Zircon is a remarkably versatile gemstone occurring in a multitude of hues and from a variety of locations all over the world. Zircon gems from Tanzania range from a pastel peachy pink to pinkish lavender to a rich garnet-like red. In their rough state, they look a little like dirty rocks, but feel heavy in the hand and sometimes reveal a glimpse of their pink or red interiors. In a skilled cutters hands, they can take the doubly-refractive nature of zircon and make it dazzle the eyes with its brilliance. Some zircon is a very dark red-brown as it comes out of the ground in East Africa, and can be heated to achieve a lighter pink to peachy sherry hue. This is a permanent treatment and will be disclosed in the description for each ANZA Gems piece of jewelry.