Natural blue zircon stone price and meaning. the most brightest blue stone for jewelry, often used as ring, necklace and earrings. It s a perfect gift as engagement ring set on white gold.
There is little gemstone varieties of blue color which combine both hardness and gloss. Sapphire is the most famous. Blue topaz is the most popular blue gemstones, the color comes from irradiation of colorless topaz, it is widely available at attractive prices and is found in light tones, also medium and dark. Other choices of gemstones, including tanzanite (blue-violet) and aquamarine (light blue). Tourmaline and spinel can be found in blue sometimes, but rarely.
The brightest blue gemstone
zircon is the gemstone of the brightest blue color, its refractive index is even higher than sapphire, tanzanite and spinel. But zircon is poorly understood by the general public, which is likely to be confused with cubic zirconia, an artificial stone simulated diamond. Zircon is a natural mineral, We can find zirconium silicate in all colors of the zircon, including colorless.
Blue is the most popular color. Blue color is the result of heat treatment of brown clolor. But all brown zircons not become blue when heated, and only a few stones with the right physical structure turn blue when heated. That’s why most stones comes from Cambodia.
Brown zircon turns to blue after heat treatment
Natural zircon is a mineral belonging to the group of nesosilicates. Its chemical name is zirconium silicate and its also corresponding chemical formula is ZrSiO4. Zircon forms in silicate melts with large proportions of high field strength incompatible elements. For example, hafnium is almost always present in quantities ranging from 1 to 4%. The crystal structure of zircon is tetragonal crystal system.
Zircon is ubiquitous in the crust of Earth. It occurs as a common accessory mineral in igneous rocks, as primary crystallization products, in metamorphic rocks and as detrital grains in sedimentary rocks. Large zircon crystals are rare. Their average size in granite rocks is about 0.1 to 0.3 mm, but they can also grow to sizes of several centimeters, especially in mafic pegmatites and carbonatites.
The color of zircon varies between colorless, also yellow-golden, red, brown, and green.
Some gem traders calls “Matura diamond” the colorless specimens of zircon. Cambodian people also talk about “Pailin’s diamond”. Knowing that there is no diamond in Cambodia. Pailin is the name of a province in ouest Cambodia, border with Thailand.
Blue zircon meaning and metaphysical properties
The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.
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The meaning of blue zircon stone is clearing your mind. As part of its benefits, this gemstone brings your purity back. It heals your stagnant energy from various stress. It is effective to use when you feel you have lots of negative energy in you or if you lose your self-confidence.
Natural zircon from Ratanakiri, Cambodia
What is blue zircon worth?
Small gemstones, low quality and light blue color poor cut shapes can wholesale from $5 per carat. Top gem blue zircon price can reach $200 per carat. Stones over 10 carats range from $150 to $500 per carat.
Is blue zircon rare?
Yes it is. In fact, it is much rarer than diamonds but is considerably less valuable because there is less demand on the market. Blue is the most valuable variety and among the most sought after.
What is blue zircon used for?
Because of its property, Blue zircon meaning to purify dark energy. It has been used as a talisman for travelling or for protection from evil in ancient times. When you feel trapped in negative energy, it is said to cleanse your energy. This gemstone has a powerful healing power.
Who should wear blue zircon?
Indian astrology suggests ratna for tula (libra) and vrishabha (taurus) rashi. Western astrology recommends blue zircon birthstone for cancer sign. Ascendants of gemini, virgo, capricorn and aquarius symptoms can also wear it.
Does blue zircon fade?
Natural blue zircon’s color will fade when exposed to direct sunlight for very long time. If kept in a dark place such as a safe, however, its blue color will return.
How can you tell a real zircon stone?
The most obvious way to distinguish a zircon from an other stone is by the former’s birefringence. Zircon high birefringence make the stone appear internally fuzzy. Its high specific gravity make it also heavier than other blue stones.
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