December Birthstone Zircon

 

Zircon is a very popular and one of the oldest gemstones found on earth. It is popular gemstone due to its brilliance and fire. It has also various unusual properties. In addition to its beauty, it also has a remarkable density. Zircon occurs in a wide range of colours, It is found in blue, red, orange, honey and white color, but the most popular is the colourless variety, which looks more like diamond than any other natural stone because of its brilliance and dispersion.

Zircon should not be confused with Cubic Zirconia, the two are absolutely different. Cubic Zirconia (CZ), a Zirconium dioxide, is a lab-created synthetic material, while Zircon, a Zirconium Silicate, is a naturally occurring gemstone.

Zircon is considered to be quite tough and hard metal for making jewelryitems. It has a huge variety of colors and shades. It has a hardness of 6.5 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale. So due to its quite good hardness score it is used in making each and every type of jewelry design, either it is pendants or necklaces or bangles or rings and earrings.

Zircon can be found in various locations in Asia. Mostly it finds in Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Burma and Sri Lanka. Africa is also an important mining site for zircon. In Africa, it can be found in Tanzania, Madagascar, Mozambique and Nigeria.

Healing properties:

Zirconium jewelry items are quite popular among people all around the world. It is one of the oldest gemstone on the earth. It is liked by both men and women. In ancient time, various civilizations considered zircon as a symbol of love, good luck, happiness and wisdom.

It has been used by various royal families as a royal adornment. It is a common myth that by wearing Zirconium jewelry, its wearer always stay blessed with good fortune and remains protected from evil and negative power. Zirconium/Zircon stone has an attractive , striking and charming finishing.

Zircon embodies a strong healing energy due to its effective spiritual grounding vibration. Zircon is popularly known as a ‘stone of virtue’ since very long. This is because of its healing properties.

In many ancient cultures Zircon is also most popular as a stone of purity. This gemstone is very effective in balancing emotions and increasing self-respect and integrity in its wearer. Zircon is an ideal gemstone for travelers due to its capability of protection against illnesses, insomnia and injuries. Zircon is said to be used against evil spirits. Zircon also brings restful sleep and prosperity, and promotes honor and wisdom to the bearer.

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