Zircon is a natural gemstone. Natural zircon is rare and more expensive than cubic zirconia. Zircon (Jarkan stone in Hindi) is a natural, semi-precious gemstone of the Nesosilicates mineral family which is found in different colour varieties such as white (colourless) blue, yellow, red, orange, green etc. The colourless variety is often recommended as the astrological substitute of the diamond. Zircon gemstone is regarded as December month birthstone and can also be worn for healing and jewelry purposes.
Who Can Wear Zircon Stone?
According to the Indian astrology, Zircon (meaning ‘Zarkan’, ‘Jargon’ or ‘Jarkan Ratan’ in Hindi) is associated with the planet Venus (शुक्र ग्रह). So, astrologers believe that a natural Zircon stone can be worn to strengthen weakly placed Venus in an individual’s birth chart and to gain mental peace, positive attitude, confidence, marital harmony and health bliss.
- Vedic astrology recommends Jarkan Ratna for Tula (Libra) and Vrishabha (Taurus) Rashi.
- Western astrology recommends Zircon birthstone for Cancer sign.
- Jarkan gemstone can also be worn by the ascendants of Gemini (मिथुन राशि), Virgo (कन्या राशि), Aquarius (कुंभ राशि) and Capricorn (मकर राशि).
How to Wear Zircon Stone?
|Weight –||Minimum 1/10th of the wearer’s body weight (in kgs). E.g. – A person weighing 50 kgs can wear a 5-carat Zircon gemstone.|
|Zircon Color –||A highly transparent, colorless natural Zircon is preferred for astrological purposes.|
|Metal –||Silver or platinum is considered, the best. Alternatively, panchdhaatu, gold or white gold can also be used.|
|Finger –||Ring finger of the working hand.|
|Day & Time –||Friday, in the morning between 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. during Shukla Paksha (Waxing Moon).|
|Mantra & Chanting Times –||‘Om Shum Shukraya Namah’ , ॐ शुं शुक्राय नमः | (108 times)|
Types of Natural Zircon Stone
Natural Zircon gemstone occurs in several fancy colours including blue, red, yellow, white, green and brown etc. Amongst all these Zircon colour varieties, a natural White Zircon gemstone is considered most desirable, both astrologically and aesthetically.
White Zircon (Colorless Zircon) – Often referred as White Jarkan stone, this white colour gem-variety of the natural Zircon gemstone resembles much like the precious diamonds. Thus, it is often recommended as its astrological substitute (upratna) by the Vedic astrologers. At Pinkshop, we have a handpicked selection of White Zircon loose stones for sale at best prices.
Blue Zircon – Blue Zircon (Blue Jarkan stone in Hindi) is the natural blue colour gem variety which is highly sought-after for jewellery purposes. After colourless Zircons, it is regarded as the most desirable types of Zircon. Western astrology finds the Blue Zircon birthstone highly auspicious for the individuals born in the month of December.
Yellow Zircon – Natural Yellow Zircon (Yellow Jarkan stone) is a rare, yellow colour gem-variety of the nature Zircon gemstone that looks stunning when customized in jewellery. According to the Indian astrology, it is believed the wearing Yellow Zircon gemstone brings the blessing of planet Venus and Jupiter for the wearer and helps them to get success in life. We recommend you to read more about its quality, benefits and price.
Red Zircon (Rose Zircon) – This is another excellent gem variety of natural Zircon gemstone which is admired for its intense red hue and impressive fire (internal glow). Due to its high durability and reasonable prices, a natural Red Zircon stone is counted among the popular jewellery gemstones.
Other Fancy Zircons – One can find natural Zircon stone in many other fancy shades. Green Zircon stone, natural Pink Zircon, natural Orange Zircon, Brown Zircon, Purple Zircon, Color change Zircon are some of the noted colour varieties that one can find in the market.
Natural Zircon gemstone is admired for its sparkling glow and luxurious appeal. Being one of the most ancient gemstones, it is addressed by so many names such as Jacinth stone, Hyacinth stone, Jargon stone, Jarkan, Zarkun stone and Matara Diamond etc. Natural Zircon gemstone is considered highly effective for the wearer.
Bestows Marital Bliss – According to the Hindi astrology, the weak placement of Venus in the horoscope can hamper the marital life of an individual. Wearing Zircon gemstone helps to nullify the negative impact of the weakly placed Venus and benefits the wearer by developing love, concord and mutual understanding.
Cures Hormonal, Urinary & Reproductive Disorders – In Alternative healing therapies, it is believed that wearing a natural Zircon gemstone benefits the individual in getting a speedy recovery from fever, insanity, epilepsy, abdominal issues and reproductive disorders. Additionally, White Zircon can also be worn to get relief from diabetes and migraine attacks.
- Improves Financial & Social Status – Being ruled by the planet of beauty and luxury – ‘Venus’, Zircon gemstone is known for bestowing the wearer with financial luck, fame and social recognition. According to the astrologers, wearing a natural White Jarkan positively effects the individual’s wealth status by bringing new opportunities and income sources.
- Stimulates Creative Skills – Since ancient times, Zircon is regarded as a lucky gemstone for those involved in creative endeavors such as music, writing, public relationship, painting, event management etc. It is believed that White Zircon positive energies help to overcome lack of confidence and emerge out smoothly from the creative blockage.
Long used as the substitute of the precious diamond, a natural Zircon gemstone is one of the most highly popular, semi-precious gems. These beautiful gemstones are found in different quality grades in the market. Therefore, it is very important for the buyers to understand what to consider while shopping for a natural Zircon stone online or from a local dealer so as to buy the best quality Zircon gemstone.
Origin – Gem-quality, natural Zircon rough comes from different mining location including Sri Lankan (Ceylon), Africa, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Brazil, Burma (Myanmar) and some parts of Asia. According to the gemologist, Sri Lankan Zircon (mostly produced by the Ratanakiri mine of Sri Lanka, therefore, also known as ‘Ratanakiri Zircon’), Cambodian Zircon and Tanzanian Zircon are hugely appreciated for their brilliant colour and good transparency.
Colour – Natural Zircon comes in a variety of colours ranging from white (colourless) to blue, green, yellow, pink, red, brown etc. White Zircon gemstone is regarded as the most valuable and gorgeous gem- variety closely followed by the blue and red.
Clarity – Top high quality Zircon are nearly eye-clean with high transparency and brilliant luster. Some stones might contain inclusions such as needles, white billowy inclusions, tension fissures, liquid inclusions and abrasion on the facet edges. The quantity, size and location of these inclusions often determine the quality of Zircon gemstone. As per the market rule, higher is the no. of inclusions, lower is the quality of Zircon gemstone.
Cut – A masterfully faceted Zircon gemstone is considered best for purchase as it highlights the colour and clarity of the gemstone. Such fine quality specimens are rare and are only available at the trust gem stores. On the other hand, the disproportionate cut and irregular shape often degrade the beauty and shine of the Zircon stone, making it relatively less desirable.
Natural Zircon price depends on its colour, clarity, cut, carat weight and place of origin. Due to its astrological relevance, the demand and value of White Zircon remains usually on the higher end. Among the different quality grades, the AAA quality Zircons which are certified by trusted gemological institutions like GIA, IGI, GII and GRS are considered quite precious. Currently, Zircon price per carat in India starts from Rs 1,050 per carat ($15 approx.) and can reach up to Rs 3,800 per carat ($55 approx.) depending upon the quality, rarity and size. The prices in other countries such as UK, USA and UAE may also vary because of the difference in the demand-supply cycle.
Origin – Cambodia and Sri Lanka (Ratanakiri mine of Ceylon) are the two most noteworthy Zircon mining places that resource the finest quality Zircon gemstones (in terms of colour and clarity) to the gem industry. Therefore, the certified Zircon gemstones from these origins often demand a higher premium.
Colour – The color of a natural Zircon plays a large role in determining its price. Due to its high popular and great demand, the white Zircon stone price remains the highest. Blue and Red Zircon are the next most valuable colour varieties. Amongst the coloured Zircon gemstone, the deeper the colour, more valuable the stone will be.
Clarity – Zircons are categorised under Type I clarity gemstone which means these gemstones are expected to have minimum inclusions. Thus, it can be concluded that the most beautiful and valuable Zircon stones are nearly eye-clean with no eye-visible flaws and good transparency. In contrast, a plumb difference in the natural Jarkan price can be noticed for highly included pieces with poor transparency.
Cut – Apart from the beauty, Jarkan stone price also depends on their carat weight or size. Therefore, Zircon in highly customised fancy shape (cushion cut, brilliant cut or emerald cut Zircon) are often sold at a higher value than the ones in commercial cuts (oval cut and round cut) to compensate the rough wastage incurred in the cutting process. Highly included, raw Zircon stone is often customized as cabochons (non-faceted, polished gems) and can be purchased at quite affordable prices.
Carat weight – It is hard to come across a good quality Zircon in large size. As a result, natural Zircon value per carat increases incrementally for stones weighing several carats if the quality remains consistent.
Q) 3. Where can I find a real Zircon gemstone?
A) It is very important to buy a natural, treated and unheated Zircon in order to gain maximum astrological benefits. While purchasing a Zircon, people often get confused between the original Zircon stone and the cheap, synthetic Zircons. Therefore, one should always seek for a trusted gem store or a renowned gem dealer that provide certified natural gemstone at a reasonable price along with right kind of information.
At Pinkshop, we always advise our buyers not to get fascinated by the lower prices and end up buying a cheap, treated gem. We always deal in natural gemstones which are certified by trusted gemological institutions. Pinkshop is one of India’s leading online gem stores dealing in certified natural coloured gemstones and gemstone jewellery. We have a huge collection of natural, rare Zircon gemstones online at the most budget-friendly prices. If you are looking out for a fine quality Zircon gemstone, our customer-friendly Gem experts can help you in finding some good options within your budget.
Q) What is Zircon (Jarkan)?
A) Zircon is a naturally occurring gemstone from the Nesosilicate mineral family that exists in a variety of colours. The white coloured zircon is hugely popular as an astrological gemstone and is worn as the substitute of diamond to gain the blessing of the planet Venus. Zircon hardness, brilliant hue, exceptional transparency and affordable prices make it an ideal gemstone for jewellery too.
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