Jun 122013

Blue Zircon Crystal Pendant Necklace from Amazon.com

Zircon is a mineral. The natural color of zircon varies between colorless, yellow-golden, red, brown, blue, and green.  Blue zircon is mined in Kampuchea, Sri Lanka and Burma.

Blue zircon is the traditional stone for December.

Luster: adamantine | Hardness: 7.5 | Density: 4.6

Legends & Lore:

  • In Greek Mythology, a young boy named Hyacinth was killed where his blood spilled gorgeous Grecian blue hyacinths grew. Pliny compared the blue zircon to the hyacinth.
  • During the Middle Ages, zircon was believed to promote sleep, riches, honor and wisdom. It also drove away plagues and evil spirits.
  • In the 1880’s blue zircon was widely used in Victorian jewelry.
  • Heating yellow zircon creates blue zircon.

Learn more about birthstones.

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