Zircon’s Brilliance~


A beautiful natural gemstone called Zircon, not to be confused with Cubic Zirconia, which is laboratory-grown diamond imitation.  Zircon is a mineral belonging to the group of nesosilicates. Its chemical name is zirconium silicate. The crystal structure of zircon istetragonal crystal system. Zircon’s chemical formula is ZrSiO4. It’s name comes from the Persian word ‘zargun’, which means ‘gold-coloured’. The English word “Zircon” is derived from “Zirkon,” which is the German adaptation of these words. Zircon is known to assist with inducing sleep, It bestows social prestige and protection from enemies. Also attracts prosperity, and encourage tranquility and wisdom. Calms the nervous system, protects against depression, used to gain spiritual insight, also increases appetite and awareness.

Zircon occurs in a wide range of colors like green, red, yellow, brown, and orange. Its most popular color is various shades of blue. This color Zircon is used as an alternative birthstone for December. Colorless specimens that show gem quality are a popular substitute for diamond; these specimens are also known as “Matura diamond“.  It occurs in igneous rocks, in metamorphic rocks and in sedimentary rocks. Large zircon crystals are rare. Their average size in granite rocks is about 0.1–0.3 mm, but they can also grow to sizes of several centimeters.

English: Zircon :: Locality: Tigerville, Green...
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