GRADING REPORT PZI052
- Identification: Natural unheated & untreated Zircon (see comment)
- Carat: 0.52
- Shape: Pear
- Measures: 6.58x4.14x2.98 (millimeter)
- Color: Very Good
- Tone: Medium Light 40
- Color Zoning: None
- Clarity: Free of Inclusions
- Cutting Grade: Very Good+
> Brilliancy: 95%
> Depth: 72%
- Origin: Australia
- Treatment: None
Certificate No: To-be-delivered / On request / Not included in price
Overall Grade: Excellent
Comment: Disclosure: We do usually not copy/paste our product descriptions, but in this case we need to repeat the following: Blue Zircon (from Cambodia) has been the one gem that I regretted not to trade because they are always heated. Now I was told that an Australian gold-miner found these light blue Zircons as by-product in his mine. I was more than intrigued and after some study I'm willing to trust: the blue is very bright, the stones are all very small, they show no sign of high-heat, and there are actually reports of natural bright blue Zircons found in Australia. We conclude that these Zircons had the luck to undergo a natural geological heat process like some Citrines do and as such are untreated by man.
I must ask forgiveness from those whom I told I do not have any more from this parcel of rare naturally colored blue zircons. This beautiful pear showed up in the beryl section during our annual inventory check. No giant, like they all were, but very visible, even in a pendant. If funds are low for a natural blue diamond, then this rarity will do the trick and some more. Evenly saturated bright neon blue. The images do not overstate its color-strength and brightness.
P.S. The unusual circumstances of this year, personal and in general, have so far hindered us from getting lab reports done, although I dare hope this will change by late May when I will visit Antwerp in person. The price here quoted is EXCLUDING our usual certificate. If you like to have a lab report for this garnet we need to add between $100 for an IGI report or up to $1,500 premium for a full AIG report. But it, too, would need a good deal extra time (currently over 12 weeks, sigh). That prices in this P.S. section differ is no lazy mistake but reflects the different pricing policies of the gem labs we use. Some calculate via weight, e.g. a 7 carat garnet is more expensive to test than a one carat, others labs go via pieces, when a small sapphire costs as much as a 10 carat gem.
Discuss design options (with a hunted matched pair improppable)