ZIRCON

Zircon is a gemstone of many variety of colors, and is an historical gemstone used for thousands of years. It is sometimes looked upon as a Diamond simulant, but in actuality it is a valuable gem by its own beauty

The brilliant luster and fire of Zircon, combined with its good hardness and range of colors, make it a most desirable gem. 

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Zircon or including hyacinth or yellow zircon is a mineral belonging to the group ofneso-silicates. Its chemical name is zirconium silicate and its corresponding chemical formula is ZrSiO4. A common empirical formula showing some of the range of substitution in zircon is (Zr1–y, REEy)(SiO4)1–x(OH)4x–y. Zircon forms in silicate melts with large proportions of high field strength incompatible elements. For example, hafnium is almost always present in quantities ranging from 1 to 4%. The crystal structure of zircon is tetragonal crystal system. The natural color of zircon varies between colorless, yellow-golden, red, brown, blue, and green. Colorless specimens that show gem quality are a popular substitute for diamond and are also known as "Matura diamond".

Zircon of all colors are used as gems, but blue, golden-brown, and white are the colors most often used. Blue Zircon, the most popular color, has a lively pastel blue, and occasionally has a very desirable striking bright blue color. Colorless Zircon is usually cut with a brilliant cut to bring out its fire to its fullest capability. It is often used as a cheaper, yet natural alternative to Diamond. 

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