Zircon is a zirconium silicate mineral with a hardness of 6.5 to 7.5. Its crystal system is tetragonal, and it forms as prismatic crystals with bipyramidal terminations. Zircon crystals form in igneous rocks and some metamorphic rocks. Natural Zircon is usually brownish red to brownish yellow. Heat treating of Zircons for gems yields stones which are colorless, yellow, green or blue. When faceted as gems, Zircons have high brilliance and intense fire.
Zircon is a stone of high intensity and precise focus. It can be used to stimulate sluggish energies in any of the chakras. One of its special capacities is for transmuting spiritual energies into the physical plane. It is a stone that can help one to ‘make it real,’ regarding the integration of one’s inner and outer life. It also helps those who tend to be ungrounded to ‘get real’ regarding taking care of the necessities of earthly life in a practical, organized fashion. Zircon is an excellent stone for those who do not wish to give up their ideals, but who need to focus on how to take those ideals out of the head and bring them into form in the world. Thus, they can be helpful especially to young people struggling to bring together the idealistic visions with the reality of life as they see it around them. Zircon lends energy and strength of purpose to those who might otherwise be overwhelmed by the conflict between their desire to change the world and the fear that their dreams are impossible.
Cited: Simmons, Robert; Ahsian, Naisha. The Book of Stones, Revised Edition: Who They Are and What They Teach (several pages). North Atlantic Books. Kindle Edition.