It is not just the natural sparkle and the lovely rainbow flashes of colors which makes the zircon stone valuable. More than the vivid display of colors and the physical properties of this stone such as high sparkle, luster, dispersion and refraction the astrological significance it carries makes the zircon stone equivalent to diamonds. This brilliant and fiery stone has had astrological connotations since ancient times. The colorless zircon stone is considered as the stone corresponding to planet Venus in astrology. Diamond is also a stone for Venus but due to its high price zircon is preferred over diamonds. It is found in vibrant color varieties such as white, blue, yellow, orange, red, etc. The colorless or the white one is often considered as the astrological substitute of a diamond. Zircons stones are far more affordable than diamonds.
Natural zircon price depends on many factors such as its color, cut, clarity, carat weight and even its place of origin. The white zircon is the most expensive one due to its astrological applications. White zircon stone is also the most popular and highly demanded one which makes it further overpriced. After the white colored variety, the next valued ones are the blue and red zircon. The deeper the intensity of the color the more valuable the stone is.
The crystal-clear zircon stones with no eye-visible flaws and transparency are considered more valuable. They are categorized under type 1 clarity gemstones. The steep difference in the price of a natural zircon stone is proof of its inclusions and reduced transparency. The custom-made, fancy shaped ones such as cushion cut, emerald cut or brilliant cut are sold at higher prices than the ones in commercial cuts.
Zircon stones with AAA quality are pretty costly. Their certification from trusted gemological institutions such as GIA, IGI, GII and GRS adds their value. Depending upon the quality, rarity and size. There will, of course, be a variation in price in other countries like USA, UK and UAE due to the differences in the demand-supply cycle.