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Physical Properties

Color varied
Hardness 6.8 - 7.5
Specific Gravity 4.65 4.75
Refractive index 1.69 1.94

Overview:  Zircon is a very brilliant stone because of high refractive index. It is also very hard and well suited for a wide range of jewelry uses. Zircons high refractive index and strong dispersion causes it to have great brilliance. An important identification mark for all zircons, except the green, is a strong double refraction easily seen under the loupe at the facet edges. Zircon is quite brittle and sensitive to knocks and pressure. Blue and green are the most desirable zircons.

Healing Power:  Zircon relieves pain. It is said to whet one's appetite. Zircon also prevents nightmares and ensures a deep tranquil sleep.

Mystical Power:  Zircon supposedly helps one be more at peace with oneself. Zircon is believed to provide the wearer with wisdom, honor and riches. The lost of luster on a Zircon stone is said to warn of danger. Jacinth helps rising one's self-esteem.

Legend:  The gem was used in Greece and Italy as far back as 6th Century A.D. Zircons were being marketed as diamonds in the 14th century, after faceting began. Early mines were in France and Sri Lanka . The name appears to come from the Persian word zargun, which means gold-colored, though brownish-gold is only one version of the zircon. In the symbolic Kalpa Tree of the Hindu religion, green zircon represents the trees foliage.

Occurence:  Today, the most common sources are Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar and Australia.

Color:  Prized among gem collectors, zircon is available in a wide range of colors.

Care:  Avoid harsh abrasives.

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