Pink zircon crystal stone meaning and value for jewelry
Pink zircon stone
The name is of uncertain origin. It may have come to us from the Arabic «zarkun» meaning vermillon, or from the Persian «zargun», meaning gold colored
In the Middle Ages, zircons were believed to induce sleep, as well as promote honor and wisdom. It was believed to bring prosperity to its owner, moreover, zircon was thought to drive away plagues and evil spirits.
Pink zircon gemological properties
- MINERAL: Zircon
- CHEMISTRY: ZrSiO4
- COLOR: Blue, red, yellow, orange, brown, green
- REFRACTIVE INDEX: 1.925 to 1.984 (+/- 0.040)
- MEDIUM: 1.875 to 1.905 (+/- 0.030)
- LOW: 1.810 to 1.815 (+/-0.030)
- BIREFRINGENCE: 0.000 to 0.059 (low to high)
- SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 3.90 to 4.73
Zircon is a natural gemstone that is a favorite of gem dealers and collectors, but it is not well known in the retail jewelry market. Indeed, some consumers confuse it with cubic zirconia, a cheap synthetic sold as a diamond simulant.
It is valued especially for its high refractive index and excellent fire. In fact zircon has a higher refractive index than sapphire, ruby, spinel or tanzanite. Zircon also has impressive fire, with a dispersion rating nearly as high as diamond. Found in a range of colors, including blue, red, pink, orange, honey, green and white, it makes very attractive jewelry indeed.
Gemologically, it is a zirconium silicate by chemical composition, with a hardness of 7.5 on the Mohs scale. It is suitable for all kinds of jewelry, though protective settings are recommended for rings.
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 crystals are rare. Their average size in granite rocks is about 0.1–0.3 mm, but they can also grow to sizes of several centimeters, especially in mafic pegmatites and carbonatites. Also very resistant to heat and corrosion.
birthstone for the month of December, along with turquoise and tanzanite.
Pink zircon crystal stone meaning and healing properties benefits
The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.
Pink zircon has the meaning and properties of opening a closed heart. It is a gemstone to regain affection and kindness. It will be useful if you want to improve human relations. It is also used when you want to regain mental clearance.
Pink zircon, from Tanzania
Is pink zircon rare?
Natural gem is very rare especially in good quality. It is found only in Tanzania.
How much is a pink zircon worth?
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Is pink zircon jewelry valuable?
It is valued especially for its rarity, high refractive index and excellent fire. In fact zircon has a higher refractive index than sapphire, ruby, spinel or tanzanite.
Is zircon man made?
Cubic zirconia is one of the best-known, man-made diamond simulants. The most important difference to remember is that zircon is a naturally occurring mineral while CZ, even though it has been found in nature before, is a lab-created gemstone and is, therefore, not natural and not considered a mineral.
Who should wear white zircon?
Zircon is the astrology gemstone of Venus and is used as an Upratna to Diamond. The stone greatly benefits those with Taurus and Libra moon Signs.
What is zircon mined for?
This early mining of zircon was mainly to obtain attractive crystals for use as gemstones. Today, most zircon is produced from mining sediments from beach or alluvial deposits. Zircon is often a co-product at mining or processing operations where ilmenite and rutile are being mined for their titanium content.
Natural pink zircon for sale in our gem shop
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