Zircon is an important gemstone that comes in many different colours and with that a lot of energy benefits. It’s a stone that has been used throughout history as a nice substitute for diamonds. The energy of this stone helps you to maintain momentum in your life to keep learning, growing and achieving your goals.
Physical Energy Properties: Zircon is said to be good for the liver and gallbladder. It’s also good for asthma, bronchitis, and allergies as well as the lungs. Beneficial for respiratory problems in general.
Emotional Energy Properties: This stone helps you remove yourself from difficult or harmful situations to protect yourself. It will also help move the energy in your life to bring in more people and situations that serve you while releasing the rest. Helps you focus on your goals and to get more organized in your life so you can achieve them. Activates your sense of purpose.
Chakras: Zircon activates and balances all of the chakras because it comes in all different colours. Brown and red Zircon connects with the Root chakra, Orange with the Sacral chakra, Yellow with the Solar Plexus chakra, Green with the Heart chakra, Blue with the throat chakra, Purple with the Third Eye chakra and Clear with the Crown chakra.
Astrological signs: Associated with Virgo and Sagittarius.
History: It’s a historical gemstone that has been used for thousands of years as a substitute for diamonds. It’s the oldest known mineral on Earth and is 4 billion years old which is said to be older than the Moon. Zircon has been used since the 6th century in Greece and Italy. Also, even earlier on, it was mentioned in ancient Hindu texts that it one of the stones on the Kalpa Tree of their religion. It’s said that green zircon made up the leaves on this magical tree. In the past, it was often called Hyacinth or Jacinth after a mythological character named Hyacinthus. Red Zircon was said to keep evil spirits away.
Where it's found: Sri Lanka is the best source for green zircon. It’s also found in Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.
Variations, Rarity and Value: Zircon is a well-known Diamond substitute, but it’s also a valuable gem all on its own. The different colours of the stone are caused by certain impurities. There are even some stones that contain radioactive elements which are extracted from the stone in a very intensive process. Many Zircon gemstones are heat treated to enhance their colour and also to increase their transparency. It has a hardness of 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Sometimes Zircon can be confused for being the same thing as Cubic Zirconia but they are completely different stones, and Cubic Zirconia is synthetic.
How to use it: Choose the colour that you feel will benefit you the most. Correspond your needs to the colour and energy balancing benefits of each colour of Zircon to help you.
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