Often unloved, zircon nevertheless deserves its letters of nobility. With a hardness between 6 ½ and 7 ½ on the Mohs scale, zircon is a stone appearing in a wide variety of colors: orange, green, brown, red, yellow ... It is a stone with a very bright and exceptional brilliance, similar to diamond. For this reason, colorless zircon was used to imitate diamond.
Today, zircon is often confused with cubic zirconia: an artificial stone, entirely man-made in a laboratory, that imitates diamond and other stones. However, zircon is a natural stone, totally different from cubic zirconia.
The most commonly used zircons in jewelry are blue and colorless zircons, which are frequently heated. Blue zircon has much more brilliance and fire than aquamarine or topaz. It is one of the oldest minerals on earth and is found in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand.
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