Cambodian blue zircon

Rough crystals of blue zircon, like the ones at the top of the opposite page, are becoming more available, according to Mike Williams, Loveland, Colo. The three free-form carved gem blue zircons—6.57 cts., 4.43 cts., and 5.68 cts.—were carved by Sherris Cottier Shank, a carver and sculptor from Southfield, Mich., and a member of Gem Artists of North America (GANA). "The top of the gem is carved in a curved linear motif, and the pavilion is carved to reflect maximum light," notes Shank. "My aim always is to produce a gem carving with fluid elegance that is also bright and happy." Rounding off the display are two traditionally faceted brilliants, one round and one oval. For more information about Shank's work, call (888) 580-9971, e-mail: gemscapes@aol.com, or log onto the GANA members gallery at www.Gemartists.org. Sometimes, a gemstone's origin really does make a difference. Such i
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