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Meaning and Properties of Zirconium


Over the centuries, numerous cultures have made their own contributions to the legends surrounding precious stones. These remarkable products of nature have inspired philosophers and mystics to assign unusual properties to the special minerals. It must be noted that each stone bears its own unique meaning, no matter what it's put into - a necklace, bracelet, ring, earrings or medallion.

Amidst the most beautiful golden-yellow and red zirconium, we also see brown, yellow-green and pigeon blue stones. Their color is determined by the impurities of iron, copper, zinc, calcium, titanium and some other rarely seen elements. There is also colorless and even black zirconium. The colorless representatives of this stone shine similarly to diamonds and that's why they're used as a substitute.

Natural zirconium is not properly appreciated primarily due to its diamond-imitating twin that's made under artificial conditions. Many people don't realize that real zirconium is also a very beautiful gemstone.

A curious fact, zirconium is known as the stone of quiet vibrations and allows a person to sit by themselves in total tranquility. Thanks to its high frequency it can create a link with your higher self or with spiritual leaders.

During the Middle Ages, red zirconium served as amulets used by merchants, artists and travelers. It is said that zirconium improves mental abilities and awakens our willingness to study science.


The Indians dedicated this stone to the mythical dragon that caused solar and lunar eclipses. Astrologers, on the other hand, advise for those born under the signs of Aries and Aquarius to wear decorations with zirconium.

Zirconium has long been considered a powerful magical stone that could heal, possessing the projective energy of Yang. It infuses the person with confidence in their abilities, optimist and a cheerful spirit.

The stone is said to have a relieving effect for various allergies and asthma and is beneficial against bronchitis and other respiratory diseases. It helps the person wearing it overcome their losses, it treats mental illnesses and strengthens common sense.

Mineralogists posit that the strong energetic influence of zirconium can be explained by the dipyramidal shape of its crystals.