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Blue Zircon Gemstone Information
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Zircon is a birthstone for the month of December. The word zircon was first used to describe crystals from Sri Lanka and came to us either through French or Persian. This gemstone is known to help one to be more at peace with oneself, and to bring out the love and admiration in all people. It was once believed that zircon provided the wearer with wisdom, honor, and riches.

ENHANCEMENT CODE H
Click to view AGTA code.

PROPERTIES
Refractive Index 1.925-1.984
Hardness = 6-7.5 (Moh's Scale)
Specific Gravity = 3.90-4.73
Species - Zircon.
Optic Character - Double Refraction.
Phenomena - Chatoyancy, (rare).


WARNINGS FOR CARE

Ultrasonic: Risky.
Steamer: Risky.
Heat: Poor; color change may occur with heat
Chemicals that harm: none

 


Crystal Structure
Blue zircon cyrstal.

Crystal system: Tetragon: short four side prisms, pyramidal ends.

MAJOR SOURCES
Kampuchea, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Australia, Thailand, China
Birthstones
 January  Garnet
February Amethyst
March Aquamarine
April Diamond
May Emerald
June Pearl/Alexandrite
July Ruby
August Peridot
September Sapphire
October Opal/Tourmaline
November Topaz or Citrine
December Blue Topaz or Zircon
 

Brilliant cut blue zircon.
Round cut.
 
Marquise cut blue zircon.
Marquise cut.
Emerald cut blue zircon.
Emerald cut.

Pear shape blue zircon.
Pear shape.

Oval shape blue zircon.
Oval shape.
 
 
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