Zircon
 
December Birthstone.  The name Zircon is said to come from the Persian word 'zargun' which means "gold-colored", although Zircon comes in a wide range of colors, including colorless.   The fiery, brilliance of Zircon can rival any gemstone.    The affordability of its vibrant greens, sky blues, and pleasing earth tones contributes to its growing popularity today.
 
The Zircon is often confused with cubic zirconia (the laboratory-grown Diamond imitation) due to the name.   Many people are unaware of this beautiful natural gemstone called Zircon.
 
Zircon occurs in a wide range of colors, but for many years the most popular was the colorless variety, which looks more like Diamond than any other natural stone due to its brilliance and dispersion.  Today, the most popular color is Blue Zircon, which is considered an alternative birthstone for December.  Most Blue Zircon is of a pastel hue, but some exceptional gems have a bright blue color.   The gemstone is also available in green, dark red, yellow, brown, and orange.
 
Zircon is mined in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand, and other countries.   Because it can be colorless, green, blue, yellow, brown, orange, dark red, and all the colors in between, it is a popular gem for connoisseurs who collect different colors or zircon from different localities.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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