Holy Land

Holy Land Zircon

The first Holy Land Zircon was found by Shefa in Israel in the beginning of the new millennium (2000). High gem-quality Zircon originated from the Holy Land are VERY RARE. As of today, less than 500 Carats where discovered.

Zircon is a mineral belonging to the group of nesosilicates. Its chemical name is zirconium silicate, and its corresponding chemical formula is ZrSiO4. A common empirical formula showing some of the range of substitution in zircon is (Zr1–y, REEy)(SiO4)1–x(OH)4x–y. Zircon forms in silicate melts with large proportions of high field strength incompatible elements.

The natural color of zircon varies between colorless, yellow-golden, red, brown, blue and green. The name derives from the Persian Zargun, meaning “gold-hued”. This word is corrupted into “jargoon”, a term applied to light-colored zircons. The English word “zircon” is derived from Zirkon, which is the German adaptation of this word.

Yellow, orange and red zircon is also known as “hyacinth”, from the flower hyacinthus, whose name is of Ancient Greek origin. It has been supposed to designate the same stone as the ligure (Hebrew: ‘leshem’) mentioned in Exodus 28:19 as the first stone of the third row in the breastplate (‘Hoshen’) of the tunic (‘ephod’) of the High Priest of Israel.

Zircon is ubiquitous in the crust of Earth. It occurs as a common accessory mineral in igneous rocks (as primary crystallization products), in metamorphic rocks and as detrital grains in sedimentary rocks. Large zircon crystals are rare. Their average size in granite rocks is about 0.1–0.3 mm, but they can also grow to sizes of several centimeters, especially in mafic pegmatites and carbonatites. Zircon is also very resistant to heat and corrosion.

Mineral Metaphysical and Energetic Properties:

Physical possible effects:

Has an antispasmodic effect, particularly with menstrual problems that are connected with delayed menstruation. It also stimulates the liver’s synthesizing function. Helps to absorb minerals. Helps with Attention Deficit Disorders. Helps with digestive problems due to absorbtion issues.

Psychological/mental possible effects:

Helps with the release of material worries and blocks and with letting go of suppressed and retained fears. It encourages symbolic and pictorial thinking and brings deep insights in dreams.

Spiritual possible effects:

Helps with developing a spiritual view of things and with seeing through the illusory values of materialism as such