|Zircons are some of the oldest stones on earth and the meaning of its name dates back to an ancient Persian word zargun, meaning "gold-colored". This name became part of the Germanic languages, and then was anglicized to the English word Zircon. Zircon occurs in many colors, including red, pink, brown, yellow, hazel, or black. It can also be colorless. The finest and best deposits of Zircon stones come from Madagascar but it has also been found in Afghanistan, Australia, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Canada, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania, Ukraine and the USA.|
Traditionally it was used to protect against robbery, lightning, bodily harm and disease.