Zircon is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used as a gemstone for thousands of years. (Zircon is not related to, though frequently confused with cubic zirconia, a synthetic, man-made diamond substitute.)
This gemstone is often used as a diamond substitute thanks to it’s high brilliance and fire. It also believed to have metaphysical properties such as improving one’s spiritual growth, balancing emotions, and protecting against negative energies.
Zircon can be found in a range of colors, including yellow, green, red, brown, and blue.