Colorless zircon is named "Matara" after the city in Sri Lanka close to where it is mined.Speak With A Specialist
Zircon is mined in Tanzania, Australia, Madagascar, China, Myanmar and Cambodia.
Zircon derives from the Persian zargun meaning "golden-colored". The gemstone occurs in a variety of colors including yellow, green, red, reddish-brown, and blue. Colorless zircon may also be found, known for its brilliance and flashes of multicolored light known as fire. For centuries, colorless zircon were confused with diamonds due to the similarity of brilliance, often used as diamond simulant during the 1900’s. During the Middle Ages, zircon was believed to induce sleep, drive away evil spirts, promote riches and bring honor and wisdom to one’s life. In Victorian times blue zircon jewelry pieces became a favorite gemstone of English society.
Available in most colors, typically yellow, green, red, brown, and blue; zircon is a great gemstone for any outfit. Pair your favorite color zircon with your favorite black dress, or wear it daily with jeans and a t-shirt. You can dress up or down any outfit with your favorite color!
Zircon belongs to the mineral group nesosilicates. The gemstone occurs in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. Zircon forms as a tetragonal crystal system in small crystals. Large crystals of zircon are rare to find as the average size of zircon is about 0.1 – 0.3 mm.
Cleaning & Care
Zircon can easily be cleaned at home using warm soapy water and a soft brush. Ultrasonic and steam cleaners are not recommended to clean zircon. Care should be taken to avoid harsh blows or rough wearing of the gemstone. Prolonged exposure to bright light and heat should be avoided as it may cause discoloration. Zircon should be stored in a soft cloth taking care to avoid rubbing against other materials or gemstones. Gemstone Cleaning and Care Guide >
Green and brown zircon is left untreated while other varieties may be heat-treated to improve color.
6.0 - 7.5
Scratch resistance through the ability of a harder material to scratch a softer material.
3.90 - 4.73
The relation between the density of any substance and the density of water.
1.810 - 1.925
The ratio of the velocity of light in a vacuum to its velocity in a specified medium.