Zircon is a silicate mineral and a low-cost gem.
Zircon is a type of silicate mineral. Zircon is abundant in acidic igneous rocks, as well as metamorphic rocks and other sediments. Because zircon is chemically stable, it can be found in river gravel.
Zircon is not very valuable and is much less expensive than gems such as diamonds.
The gem-quality zircon is cut to look like a diamond.
The former Soviet Union popularized zircon, also known as “Su Zhen diamond” or “Russian diamond,” on the market. Many women like it because it has a diamond-like radiance and is inexpensive.