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Information about Zircon
Discover some fascinating information about Zircon.

  • Facts and Information about Zircon
  • Guide to Zircon
  • Use of Zircon in jewelry

What are Zircon?
What exactly are Zircon? The definition of a Zircon is as follows:

  • The name comes from the Arabic word zarqun, meaning vermilion
  • A mineral occurring in tetragonal crystals, usually of a brown or gray color
  • It consists of silica and zirconia
  • A variety of this stone used as a gem, is called hyacinth or jacinth which appears in the clear, transparent red, orange, and yellow colors
  • The blue variety is called starlite or Siam Zircon
  • Zircon is a popular substitute for a diamond
  • The colorless type is called Ceylon or Matura diamond



For facts and information about imitation diamonds, such as Cubic Zirconia, we highly recommend the following:

Cubic Zirconia

The Colors of Zircon
Zircon come in a wide range of natural colors and shades - colorless, yellow-golden, red, blue, brown, and green. Color is mainly caused by the gemstone's selective absorption of certain wavelengths of light called the body color. In gemstones, color consists of three components:

  • Hue - the first impression of the color
  • Tone - the lightness or darkness of color ranging from light to medium to dark
  • Saturation - the intensity of a gemstone's color which is measured from dull to strong to vivid

The White Zircon is known as the Jargoon, which is often found flawless and so bright as to closely resemble the diamond.

Birthstone Facts and Information about Zircon
The following list provides Birthstone facts and information about this gemstone:

  • It is an alternate birthstone of the month of September
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Virgo dates: August 23 - September 22
  • Virgo - The Sixth Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Virgin
  • Ruling Planet of Virgo: Mercury
  • Alternate Birthstones of Virgo : Carnelian, Sapphires, Sardonyx, Peridots and Agate

History, Significance and Properties of Zircon
It was well known to the Ancients and was worn as an antidote against poison, to attract riches, honour, and wisdom, and to drive away evil spirits. The virtues attributed to it during the Middle Ages were that it attracted success, brought welcome to its wearer wherever he went, stimulated the appetite, and aided digestion, protected from fever, dropsy, jaundice, and noxious fancies, and restrained from excesses, its efficacy being greatly increased if set in gold.

Zircon Jewelry
Zircon jewelry is extremely popular especially for those nearest and dearest. All different types of jewelry containing Zircon are available including:

  • Zircon rings
  • Zircon bracelets
  • Zircon pendants
  • Zircon earrings
  • Zircon necklaces

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Birthstones & Jewelry Insurance
Your home insurance policy may not fully cover you for birthstone jewelry insurance, engagement ring insurance or wedding ring insurance. Your home insurance policy probably covers jewelry theft, but not loss that occurs for other reasons. A typical home insurance policy will only usually pay a maximum of $1,000 for jewelry theft. Obtain a Jewelry Insurance quote from the Chubb group of jewelry insurance.


  • Facts and Information
  • Guide to Zircon
  • Use of Zircon in jewelry
  • Information & Facts about Zircon
  • Colors
  • Symbolism and significance



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