5.48 ct. Cat's Eye Zircon
One of scarcer of chatoyant gem
materials, fine cat's eye Zircon is really quite uncommon. Unlike some other
gems (Tourmaline or Danburite come to mind) where the eye is caused by very
coarse tube like inclusions, the eye in Zircon is caused by very fine,
essentially invisible, inclusions. The appearance is very close to what you see
in Chrysoberyl. While the eye is somewhat more moderate than the best
Chrysoberyl, it is still quite distinct and has a respectable range of motion.
Additionally, the very unusual silvery bodycolor is most unique and
provides an excellent contrast for the eye. These are double rare in
stones over 5 carats.