There really is nothing like a diamond – but there is something close. Zircon (or Zirconium Silicate) is as brilliant as the highest quality diamond at a fraction of the cost.
Zircon is often confused with Cubic Zirconia which is synthetic and also a popular replacement for diamonds.
We always recommend going for the real thing when you’re investing in something big, but Zircon can be a great replacement.
We’ve also met some brides-to-be who have Zircon rings until they’ve saved for the diamond they want. You can also preserve jewelry you’ve inherited that may have lost some of their stones.
So what’s the difference between Zircon and Cubic Zirconia? Here’s our handy guide:
ps. A Zircon ring we love here