December has several accepted birthstones Blue Zircon (not to be confused with Cubic Zirconia, a man-made stone) is one of them.
The fiery, brilliance of zircon can rival any gemstone. The affordability of its vibrant
greens, sky blues, and pleasing earth tones contributes to its growing popularity
Zircon is mined in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand, and other countries.
Because it can be colorless, green, blue, yellow, brown, orange, dark red, and all the
colors in between, it is a popular gem for connoisseurs who collect different colors or
zircon from different localities.
Zircon jewelry should be stored carefully because although this ancient gem is hard, facets can abrade and chip. Clean with
mild dish soap: use a toothbrush to scrub behind the stone where dust can collect. Better yet, bring all your jewelry in and have it professionally inspected and thoroughly cleaned – for FREE!