Zircon is a zirconium silicate mineral. Its natural form is usually brownish/red or brownish/yellow whereas heat-treated forms are colorless, blue, green, or yellow. It can be found in a combination stone known as Master Shamanite.
Zircon is a naturally forming mineral and it should be noted that it is different from Cubic Zirconium which is created in a laboratory as an affordable diamond imitator.
Natural Zircon is made from Zirconium silicate and one of its attributes is its high refractive qualities. Zircon also comes in a myriad of colors from colorless which is the closest natural forming mineral that resembles the diamond, to blues, greens, yellows, and most commonly brown.
Most Zircon is color-treated with the help of heat and radiation. When Zircon is exposed to intense heat, usually ranging from 900 to 1,000 degrees Celsius, the color center can change giving it a new color. All Zircon can easily change with heat treatments and Zircon can usually go through a round of heat treatments before creating the desired color.
Zircon: Meanings, Benefits and Properties
The frequency of Zircon connects to all of the chakras. It stimulates all of the physical chakras bringing high vibrational energy into one’s physical vehicle and one’s energy fields and then grounding the energy at the Earth Star.
It helps to cleanse one’s energy fields of negativity and toxins.
This crystal helps one to be open to receive guidance from the higher dimensions so that one can understand and accept one’s “spiritual reality” – that one is a “spiritual being” (Soul) having a physical experience.
The energy of Zircon helps to shield and protect one’s energy fields so that negative energy cannot enter and also prevents one from magnetizing negativity should one be radiating negative vibrations from one’s being.
- All The Chakras
- Substance Withdrawal
- Acceptance of Physicality
- Protection Spiritual
How and where is Zircon formed?
Zircon is formed from Zirconium silicate. It usually possesses many trace elements including Uranium, Thorium, and Lead. Another fascinating aspect of Zircon is that it also has color centers. Several minerals include this attribute of the ability to change color by simply heating it or irradiating it.
This mineral is found in practically every igneous rock, however in very, very small quantities. You are most opt to find Zircon in crystal or quartz-poor rock. Pegmatites are common places, as well as Syenites.
Zircon is found in many colors including blue, red, green, yellow, colorless, and brown. Brown is the most common. While Zircon does have a decent hardness of 6.5 to 7, it can be brittle and can chip. While it will hold up if you wear this mineral as jewelry daily, caution should be taken.
Colorless Zircon has the distinction of being the mineral that comes closest to resembling a diamond naturally, usually due to its high refraction and fire. Some of the many regions that Zircon can be found in are Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka. However, Thailand is the world’s leading producer of Zircon.