Zircon - The First Birthstone of December
Zircon is among the three birthstones of December. It is considered as among the oldest minerals which are found in the crust of the earth. The name zircon was derived from zargun, a Persian word, which means gold-colored.
Zircon comes in varying colors such as blue, orange, red, yellow, green, gray, and brown. The colorless zircon had been a favorite to many jewelers because of its striking resemblance to diamond. It a great alternative diamond because it is rare yet affordable to people.
In the Mohs scale, Zircon is rated at 6 to 7.6. It is fairly durable and tough but still, proper care is needed as it can easily chip when hit with a hard blunt object. Zircon is abundant in places like Madagascar, Cambodia, Canada, Ukraine, Myanmar, Thailand, Australia, and Sri Lanka.
According to people in the middle ages, this gemstone has the power to bring honor, wisdom, and prosperity to people. It as well increases self-confidence and your love for yourself and to other people. It helps you find your inspiration, motivation and gives you proper guidance in reaching for your dreams so you may do your best in every step you take. It will protect you spiritually to keep you away from distractions when making decisions for yourself and for your future endeavors.