How to Clean Zircon
Zircon, one of the birthstones for the month of December, comes in an array of colors, including blue, orange, green, yellow, honey, brown, and red. Colorless zircon is used in jewelry to imitate the look of a diamond. Zircon scores a 6 to 7.5 out of 10 on the Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness, which means 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 that is set in gold or platinum is to use Connoisseurs Dazzle Drops Advanced Jewelry Cleaner. With this non-toxic cleanser, you can utilize a fresh solution every time you clean for the most effective results. You can also try Connoisseurs Fine Jewelry Cleaner in the familiar red jar. If your zircon jewelry is set in silver, use Connoisseurs Dazzle Drops Silver Jewelry Cleansing Crème. This solution cleans and removes tarnish from silver and is safe to use on all gemstones. We do not recommend the use of an ultrasonic machine to clean zircon. However, our LaSonic Safewave or LaSonic Jewelry Bath are both deemed safe.
Color range reddish brown, yellow, green, blue, gray and colorless.