December's Birthstone - Zircon
Found in a range of sparkling colours, Blue Zircon is a very underrated gemstone, and is the birthstone for December.
Often used in its clear for as a substitute for diamond, Zircon can be cut into beautifully faceted gemstones and is much prized for its use in jewellery.
The traditional birthstone for December, (along with blue topaz), blue zircon radiates the clarity of the crisp winter sky on a sunny day, bringing the promise of warm summers to an often drab month.
A stone of high intensity and focus, Zircon will energise you into action, overcoming sluggish and lacklustre attitudes.
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The birthstone for December, Zircon is a gemstone of stimulation and life-force. It grounds and energises the wearer into action.
Used in spiritual healing to clear the body of toxins, Zircon helps overcome disillusionment and helps make spiritual energy corporeal.
A Neosilicate, Zircon is a mineral called zirconium silicate - ZrSiO4 - and has a hardness of 6 - 7.5 on the Mohs Scale, depending on internal changes.
Naturally occurring in shades of yellow, orange, brown, blue (the most popular and expensive) and green (the rarest colour), this is a gemstone which can be cut into many facets and is used in many different jewellery settings.
Associated Zircon Zodiac
There are two Zodiac signs which traverse December: Sagittarius which covers November - December and Capricorn from December- January.
Time period: 22 November – 21 December
Ruling planet: Jupiter
Time period: 22 December - January 19
Ruling planet: Saturn
The History of Zircon
Australia is the main supplier of Zircon, accounting for nearly 40% of the world's supply.
Due to their high refractive index. cut zircons make perfect substitutes for other gemstones, in particular diamonds- an believe it or not, zircons are actually rarer than diamonds!
The Value of Zircon
Blue is the most sought-after and valuable colour, selling for around £150 per carat for the best gemstones.
The Power of Zircon
Zircon is a stone of stimulation and grounding. It stimulates the Chakras, clearing out sluggish energies and cleansing the body.
Wear Zircon to help focus your needs and bring them to action to help you get real.