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Is fire zircon genuine?

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Are the zircons offered on eBay called fire zircons genuine natural zircons? (it's stated they originate in Merelani Hills, Tanzania)

asked Sep 18, 2014 by Janie (140 points)

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Zircon does exist in Tanzania, but I have not heard of it coming from the Merelani area. In general any time a dealer adds a mysterious prefix to a gemstone that doesn't have a tradition to it - such as "Fire" Zircon - I would suggest exercising caution.

answered Sep 19, 2014 by hershel (45,560 points)

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