DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ZIRCON AND ZIRCONIUM

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ZIRCON AND ZIRCONIUM

ZIRCON is a transparent stone with a powerful luster; it comes in various colors. Natural zircons are found mainly yellow, yellow-brown, orange, brown-red, sometimes green, and colorless. Varieties of zircon in color have names:

hyacinth - brown-yellow with a bright sheen,

Starlite- light blue, etc.

Blue and colorless zircons, widely used nowadays in jewelry, are mostly stones subjected to artificial firing.

In the Middle Ages, red zircons were amulets of merchants, artists, and travelers.

Zircon inspires a person with self-confidence, optimism, and cheerfulness helps to calm down, get out of depression and longing. It is a stone of hope and transformation.

Unfortunately, many consumers have an old and erroneous opinion that zircon is a synthetic or artificial stone. But in this case, it is confused with synthetic stones obtained in laboratories, which some jewelry dealers call zirconium or cubic zirconia. And zircon is a natural stone.

Therefore, it is necessary to distinguish between natural stone zircon and artificial stones obtained from artificially cubic zirconia. The price of cubic zirconia is 10 times less than for natural stone zircon.