Zircon – December’s Unsung Hero


December and the ‘Unsung Hero’ – Zircon

If you were born in December you have the amazing choice of three different birthstones…. Tanzanite, Turquoise and Zircon.

I would definitely have to choose Zircon.  Zircon is the oldest known mineral on Earth, dating back over 4 billion years.  It combines exceptional brilliance with impressive dispersion (the tendency to split white light into the spectral colours).  In fact, in the early days inexpensive white zircon was a popular substitute for Diamond.

Collector’s seem to love the many colours of Zircon, but it’s the blue hue (obtained once heat treated), that seems to be a favourite with consumers.  This seems to marry so well with the frosty and cool colours of December and the festive season, making it the perfect gift for your December – born loved one, or to put under the tree for yourself!

Blue Zircon is an unsung hero in many ways.  It is both striking to look at and feels luxurious to drape yourself in, but some also believe in its ability to cleanse and purify your energy and ward off bad spirits.  I don’t know about that, but what I do know is that its beauty is undeniable. The place I feel most relaxed and calm is by the sea, and the blue Maldivian shade seems to radiate tranquillity and grace.

If you would like our gemstone specialists to source you you a stunning Zircon in time for Christmas then please do not hesitate to contact us!

Warm Wishes,

Laura x