Zircon, one of the birthstones for the month of December, comes in array of beautiful colors blue, orange, green, yellow, honey, brown and red. Colorless zircon is used in jewelry to imitate the look of a diamond. However, it is not as high on the Moh’s scale of hardness as a diamond and can scratch if it rubs against anything harder than itself. Care should be taken to protect it from scratches, sharp blows, abrasives and extreme temperature. To maintain the brilliance of this gemstone, it should be cleaned regularly to keep it free from everyday buildup that can occur when worn frequently.
The best way to clean a Zircon gemstone is to use Connoisseurs Precious Jewelry Cleaner. First, put the stopper in the sink. Immerse the jewelry in the jar of cleaner for a few minutes. Use the strainer to remove the jewelry and brush it gently with the specialized jewelry brush. Use the specialized brush to get between prongs and under the setting to remove any buildup that prevents the stone from looking its best. Rinse the jewelry under warm water and dry with a lint free cloth. Do not use an ultrasonic machine.