I was invited to preorder a pair of blue zircon studs and I'm so glad I did. Along with them being beautiful I got to see the process by which the stones are selected and turned into gems. This made the whole experience more interesting and personal. I feel a real connection to the jewelry knowing how the earnings got to me from start to finish. The quality is great!
Blue Zircon stud earrings.
With a brilliance rivalling that of diamond, these blue zircon studs are just the pop of color you need! Panned for by Cambodian river miners the way some people pan for gold, these were collected with minimal environmental impact. Hand set in sustainable, 100% recycled platinum, 14k gold, or sterling silver in our rural US studio.
A December birthstone, zircon was a key feature of Victorian jewelry
Popular in Victorian England, blue zircon graces much English estate jewelry from the 1880s. Cloudy or smoky grades of zircon were valued in mourning jewelry.
One of the oldest minerals on earth at around 4.4 billion (yes, BILLION) years old, zircon is a spectacular natural gemstone that can rival diamond in its brilliance. These gems can hold important clues about the formation of the earth, and play a role in the exploration for diamonds.
In the Middle Ages, people believed zircon was able to ward off evil, and that it promoted wisdom, prosperity, and a good night's sleep! Modern-day crystal healers believe zircon enhances compassion, confidence, and can bring visions into reality.
These gems were mined near Rattanakiri, Cambodia, and are being sold by a one-man shop in Cambodia. They were mined by individuals, not a corporation; they're being sold by and to tiny businesses where your purchases make a direct impact on the lives of hard-working individuals.
Made with ethically sourced, genuine gems, expertly hand-set in recycled precious metals in our small, rural Oregon studio. Our studs are renowned for comfort and quality that stands the test of time. Support clean luxury and set yourself apart with these small-batch and limited edition earrings.
Get this matching blue zircon pendant!