Name – The name “zircon” is derived from the word zarqun meaning vermilion in Arabic and golden – coloured in Persian.
Indian name – Zircon only.
Formation – Found in igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks.
Sources – Zircon is found in Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Kampuchea, Australia, Brazil, Nigeria, Tanzania and France.
Available colours – Its colour ranges from colourless, yellow, red, orange, brown, yellowish-green, bright green, dark-green and sky-blue.
SG – 4.69 RI – 1.93 – 1.98 Hardness – 7.5
The chemical composition of zircon is ZrSiO4. It contains radioactive thorium and uranium.
Advantages – On wearing zircon, one can have the following benefits:
Fancy Fact – In the Middle Ages, all yellow stones of East Indian origin were called as hyacinth, but today this term is restricted to the yellow zircons.
Zircon is a good substitute gemstone for diamond. If you feel it is a right gemstone you, you should consider wearing it, but only after carefully considered advice from an expert Astrologer. Speak to an Astrologer. If you have already decided that Zircon is a suitable gem for you, you may get an original Zircon gemstone here.
04 Nov 2014