Zircon, Zirconium and Diamond: What Difference?

Because we can be lost! True or false diamond? True or false stone? Natural or synthetic? What questions we ask when we vocabulary stone itself is not correct … Some explanations are needed!

Zircon, Zirconium and Diamond: What Difference? - Rings


The diamond is composed of carbon, it is the purest natural materials. The word diamond comes from the Greek Adamas: indomitable … And men wonder why we love it !!!? “The purest natural materials … and indomitable” It is clear, right?

Why is it shines so?

The beauty of his brilliant is because it has a high refractive index of light and a large dispersive power: penetrating, light rays are reflected within the stone to infinity and light white disperses back inside transformed into a range of colors. The size of the diamond has a key role for his brilliance, the brilliant cut is the most successful.

Why is it so expensive?

Particularly because it takes ten tons of ore to extract only one carat diamond! The weight of a diamond is measured in carats, one karat equals 0.20 gramss.La value of a diamond is exponential relative to its mass. In other words, a two carat diamond is worth more than two one carat diamonds, since it is considered rare. Its value also depends on its color, clarity …

Zircon, Zirconium and Diamond: What Difference? - Rings

The Wittelsbach, the most expensive diamond ever sold at auction for 18.7 million euros.


By subjecting carbon to high pressure and high temperature for several hours, it is possible to produce a synthetic diamond. But because of their small size, they are used only in the industry.On will therefore only on jewelry natural diamonds.


This is a natural stone, lesilicate zirconium that extraction has a brown dark, green or red changes color when heated. Once heated and cut, this stone can take various colors and is of great brilliance. 80 € 1000 carat, it is abordable.Cette stone deposits in Asia but also in France, Haute-Loire.On so stop saying “zircon” to talk about the fake synthetic diamonds.

Zircon, Zirconium and Diamond: What Difference? - Rings

Raw zircon

Zircon, Zirconium and Diamond: What Difference? - Rings

Blue zircon


Or specifically zirconium oxide (zirconium falsely called). It is made artificially and is used when it is bright in jewelry because of its resemblance to the diamond. It can be pink, black, white … So he, THE fake synthetic diamond that everyone speaks without knowing his real name …


Extract of Zircon is a metal. It is used in the nuclear sector.

In summary:

  • Real stones: diamond and zircon (zirconium silicate)
  • False Stones: zirconia (zirconium oxide)
  • Not a stone: zirconium