Zircon is the oldest mineral on earth and is found in the crust of the earth. It is a colourful gemstone with high refraction and fire.
Zircon has many optical properties which make it bright and lustrous, and while best known for its brilliant blue hues, it can also occur in warm autumnal yellows and reddish browns, as well as red and green hues. Today, the most popular colours of zircon are the vivid blue and bright Caribbean Sea colours.
Zircon’s spectrum of beautiful colours alongside its rarity and affordability are why this gem is becoming more and more popular in the market today. Some gemstone enthusiasts and collectors solely seek zircon, aiming to source it from different locations and capturing it in every colour of the rainbow – colourless, green, blue, yellow, brown, orange, dark red, and everything in between.
Blue zircon is the birthstone for the month of December, along with turquoise and tanzanite.