DECEMBER: BLUE ZIRCON
Prosperity, honor wisdom, self-confidence, compassion.
The name “zircon” comes from the Persian word ‘zargun’, which means ‘gold-colored’, although the mineral comes in a variety of colors. Traditionally zircon is a gem of purity and innocence. Zircon is believed to promote inner peace while providing the wearer with wisdom honor and riches. Legend also has it that a zircon’s loss of luster is a warning of imminent danger. Zircon has been found in some of the most ancient archaeological sites. Zircon’s popularity grew dramatically in the 16th century when Italian artisans featured the gem in jewelry designs. In the 1880’s blue zircon was widely used in Victorian jewelry.