Zircon is also known as hessonite and cinnamon stone. It also called Cinnamon stone because it was initially found in Ceylon (the present day Sri Lanka), which is known for its spices. In Hindi it is known as Gomed while in Sanskrit it is called Gomedak.
Zircon has the characteristics of brilliance, uniform color, a high specific gravity and transparency. It comes in a wide range of colors such as red, blue, yellow, green, orange and hues of browns. It can be colorless also.
This gemstone helps to increase appetite, energy, prosperity, happiness and brings good health to the wearer. It adds sheen to the skin and enhances the faculty of thinking and reasoning. The wearer gets victory over his enemies and it expels evil spirits.
Real Zircon lacks concentric rings of air bubbles. Zircon happens to be one of the heaviest gemstones. Hence, a zircon gem appears to be
smaller in physical size as compared to other gemstones of the same weight.
Zirkon closely resembles diamonds because of its fire and luster.
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