Zircon's reputation has suffered of late due to the introduction of a diamond simulant. So for the record, zircon (zirconium silicate, ZrSiO4) is NOT the same material as the artificial gem material Cubic Zirconia (zirconium oxide, ZrO2).
However with that in mind, zircon has been used as a diamond simulant both for innocent and nefarious reasons. Zircon resembles diamond in lustre and fire and colourless zircons have even been mistaken for diamonds by experienced jewellers.
Zircon can make a very attractive and affordable gemstone.
Zircon is formed as a liquid out of acid magmas and is, therefore, found as a component of granites and syenites. It forms larger, usually double ended crystals in pegmatite. Natural zircon is usually brownish red to a brownish yellow. When natural zircon is heat treated the resulting stones can be colourless, yellow, green black or blue. Zircon crystals are transparent to translucent and has an adamantine lustre.
Zircon can be found in Norway Pakistan, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Australia, France, Vietnam, Tanzania, Russia, Madagascar, Canada and the USA.
Zircon is known in antiquity as hyacinth and was used for healing. It was reputed to heal madness, make you resistant to temptation and strengthen the intellect.
Blue zircon has been prized in jewellery for hundreds of years and was beloved by the Victorians as large ornate stones in rings and brooches, notably around the 1800s.
In ancient times zircon was used to protect against robbery, lightening, bodily harm and disease. Each colour resonates with a different chakra.
ZIRCON And physical health
Zircon stimulates the liver, it relieves pain and dissolves cramps in a gentle way. It will ease menstrual pain that is caused by hormonal imbalance. Zircon is beneficial for sciatica, insomnia, bones, muscles, vertigo, and the liver.
Zircon helps balance the adrenal glands and can assist in supporting the adrenals when you are overtaxed with work or stress. It is useful in clearing toxins from the body and can be used as a support through withdrawal from caffeine, tobacco or other substances. This stone will drive away nightmares and night terrors, encourage restful sleep and strengthen the heart. It is known to reduce fevers and repel contagious diseases.
ZIRCON and your feelings
Zircon will assist you in overcoming the overpowering feelings of loss wether it is a family member, friend or beloved pet. It will also help you to let go of emotional pain, sadness and fear. This stone will aid you in remove emotions or things that you have been hanging on to just in case; for example keeping things from a family members life because you believe that they wouldn't want you to get rid of it or keeping out dated belief systems because that it what the person said that you should believe and you wish to honour their memory. Zircon encourages lucid dreaming.
Zircon can help you feel reconciled to being a spiritual entity in a physical body, or less fearful of being a physical being opening to the Spirit. It helps balance these polarities, helping you to feel more stable and aligned with both the physical and spiritual realms. Zircon banishes depression, anxiety and grief. Zircon teaches you consistency, it is known as a stone of virtue, traditionally it was a test for celibacy. Overcoming jealousy and possessiveness, it promotes letting go of old love and opening to new.
IMAGES OF ZIRCON
ZIRCON and the mind
Zircon assist you to understand the ephemeral nature of all things. It stimulates you re-evaluate the important things in your life from this viewpoint and to shed your attachment to material things.
Zircon enhances clear thinking and helps separate the significant from the unimportant. Overcoming racism and prejudice, it teaches you the brotherhood of humanity and clears from the emotional body the imprint of discrimination, victimisation, homophobia and misogyny in this or any other life.
Zircon stimulates all the chakras, bringing high frequency energy through the crown and grounding it through the base chakra. It stimulates the flow of chi through the meridian system and can be helpful in overcoming sluggish or depressed energies. It is an energiser for your psychic abilities and assists in more accurately translating intuitive impulses into conscious understanding. Zircon offers a protective energy to those of you who leave the physical body to explore other realms of consciousness.
Zircon attracts wisdom, honour and riches, as well as attract success.
ZIRCON and the SPIRIT
Zircon helps you become detached from materialism and experience spiritual reality. Zircon encourages you to deal and understand the meaning of your existence. This stone will drive away evil spirits, protect you from enchantment
Zircon aids you in becoming a vehicle for Spirit while maintaining your connection to the Earth plane. It greatly amplifies psychic and intuitive information and assists you in interpreting that information accurately. This stone promotes unconditional love for yourself and others, it harmonises your spiritual nature with the earth and brings physical and subtle bodies into alignment. Zircon assists in recognising that you are a spiritual being on a human journey and highlights the oneness from which all souls originated. This stone of psychological insight brings together opposites and instils stamina and tenacity of purpose.
ZIRCON harmonises well with....
ZIRCON and the chakras
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z