Honey Zircon eye clean marquise, weighing 4.97cts from East Africa.
Zircon is a naturally occurring gemstone while cubic zirconia is a synthetic. The most popular Zircon color is blue and it is considered to be an alternative birthstone for December. The orange to light yellow-brown colored stones are sometimes called “honey zircon”.
Roman Gateway to Patara, Turkey
Ancient Patara was a wealthy port city at the mouth of the Xanthos River. It was said to have been founded by Patarus, a son of Apollo. The city was noted in antiquity for its temple and oracle of Apollo, second only to that of Delphi.
Patara was originally a Lycian settlement and then served as an important naval base during the wars of Alexander the Great’s successors. It later became part of the Lycian League and then a thriving port within the Roman Empire. Sometime during the Middle Ages the harbour of Patara silted up, rendering the port useless.
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.