Sources: Sri Lanka, Burma, Australia, Thailand
Hardness on Mohs scale: 6 to 7 1/2
Common Enhancements: Heat
- Ultrasonic: not recommended
- Steamer: not recommended
- Warm soapy water: safe
Zircon is a mineral species that that can be found in many different colors, ranging from colorless to blue, yellow, green, brown, orange red and occasionally purple. At the turn of the last century it was commonly used in its colorless formation as a diamond stimulant for its high optical properties. Today it is appreciated for its vivid saturations and high brilliancy.