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Zircon: Diamond's Little Brother

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

zirconIn terms of mineralogy, zircon is a mineral belonging to the group of nesosilicates. Its chemical name is zirconium silicate. The natural color of zircon varies between colorless, yellow-golden, red, brown, blue, and green. The color of zircons sometimes can be changed by heat treatment. Depending on the amount of heat applied, colorless, blue, and golden-yellow zircons can be made. In geological settings, the development of pink, red, and purple zircon occurs after hundreds of millions of years provided the crystal has sufficient trace elements to produce color centers. Colorless specimens that show gem quality are a popular substitute for diamond; these specimens are also known as «Matura diamond» or diamond's little brother.

The name either derives from the Arabic word «zarqun», meaning vermilion, or from the Persian «zargun», meaning golden-colored. These words are corrupted into «jargon», a term applied to light-colored zircons. Yellow zircon is called «hyacinth», from the flower hyacinthus, whose name is of Ancient Greek origin; in the Middle Ages all yellow stones of East Indian origin were called hyacinth, but today this term is restricted to the yellow zircons. The principal sources for Zircon are found in Cambodia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka.

From the time immemorial, mystical properties have been attributed to zircon stones. Zircon is considered a stone of purity and chastity. This stone is able to help in balancing emotions and increasing self-respect and integrity. Due to its ability to protect against illnesses, injuries, and insomnia, zircon is an ideal talisman for the travelers, enabling them a warm welcome whenever they go. Zircon is said to exhibit magical powers in its battle against evil spirits. It also possesses healing abilities, as it can be used as an antidote and a means for improving digestion. Zircon brings restful sleep and prosperity, and promotes honor and wisdom to the bearer. Masons like it very much. The Great Master of the Order wears a ring with zircon on the fourth finger of his left hand. Zircon passes doubting people - strengthens their self-confidence, improves memory and mental abilities. Also, zircon is a protector of merchants and artists and makes its owner famous.

Healing properties of zircon has long been studied by the gem lovers and enthusiasts. The mineral aids with any disease and helps to speed up a complete recovery. It soothes nerves and provides relief from mental disorders. Zircon is also helpful in case of stomach and liver complaints and constipation. It improves appetite and aids with insomnia, improves memory and relieves pain. Yellow zircon - hyacinth - is credited with the universal healing properties as it allegedly can cure any ailment. Red zircon aids with neurasthenia, giving comfort and confidence, helps to suppress fear and anxiety. Dark red zircons were used to prevent unwanted pregnancies and worn by courtesans.

These properties of zircon are widely used in stone therapy. The mineral is excellent for regulation of all the processes and functions of the body, as it restores sleep, improves appetite and stimulates blood flow. When heated, red-brown zircon changes its color to blue, colorless or olive. Natural zircon today suffers on account of the similarity of its name to cubic zirconia, the laboratory-grown diamond imitation.

The safest approach is to wear the gemstone in skin touch to the problem part of the body. Zircon gemstone is fragile and therefore sensitive to knocks and force. Zircon gemstone by its nature can chip if not handled with care. The zircon gem has the inclination to wear along surface edges. Its use in gemstone rings should therefore be limited to caring settings or occasional wear jewelry. Zircon gemstone jewelry should be stored carefully. It is helpful for the insomniacs' problem. Zircon gemstone can bring in success, financially and in general. Zircon gemstone pendants and gemstone rings are popular.

Zircon is a birthstone for those who are born in December. Also, astrologers recommend wearing this stone to Capricorn, Leo, Gemini, Taurus and Libra. Zircon gemstone was consider to aid sleep, bring prosperity, and promotes honor and wisdom in its owner. Now a day we know that natural zircons gemstone are in fact among the most ancient materials on Earth, holding within their brilliant depths a time casing of our planet's birth. Zircon has its own days of the week: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. On these days, zircon has the power of Neptune and Saturn. But crayfish and fish it is better not to wear... He deceives and makes them selfish.

Zircon is an amazing mineral. It heals and soothes, gives strength and helps to understand the wisdom of the human race. One glance at its faceted surface is enough to feel good and optimistic, forget about melancholy and sorrow. Zircon jewelry can compete with diamond jewelry and other gemstones, as it is a celebration of elegance and beauty.

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