Difference between Jarkan & zircon

Is it Jarkan, Zircon, Zirconia ?

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What is Jarkan Stone?

Jarkan is the colloquial term derived from the English word- ‘Zircon’. Over course of time, the word has taken its form due to mis-pronunciation. Zircon is used as a Planetary stone for Venus in astrology. Natural Zircon stone is often confused with Cubic-Zirconia (CZ) stone as both of them are referred to as ‘Jarkan’ in general trade language. However, both are entirely different stones.

What is Cubic Zirconia (CZ)?

Cubic Zirconia is a man-made look-alike of Natural Zircon. Due to similar Name and similar appearance, People often gets confused between Zircon and Cubic Zirconia. Both are referred to as ‘Jarkan’ in day-to-day terminology. But apart from appearance, there is vast difference between Natural Zircon and Man-Made Cubic Zirconia. It’s also called ‘American Diamond (AD)’. Both these stones have different Physical, Chemical and optical Properties. As Cubic Zirconia is a man made stone, so has no astrological importance. Cubic Zirconia is mainly used as replacement of Diamonds in low cost jewellery.

Zircon as an Astrological Stone

Zircon is widely used in astrology as a Planetary stone for Venus (Shukra). Zircon exhibits Brilliance and flashes of Light, which is called ‘Fire’. These Properties are very close to Diamond. Zircon is a natural stone with properties similar to Diamond; therefore it is considered a substitute for Diamond. However people often get confused and wear Cubic Zirconia instead of Natural Zircon. Unfortunately, Man-made stone does not hold any validity for astrology. Cubic Zirconia (CZ or AD) is only used for Jewellery purpose and NOT for Astrological purpose.

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