Zircon (also called Jarkan) along with Diamond is associated with Venus (Shukra) planet in Indian Vedic Astrology. But out of utter confusions, many people wear man made Cubic Zirconia which has no astrological significance. Only Natural Zircon should be worn to strengthen weakly placed Venus in horoscope. Strong & well placed Venus in person’s birth chart brings mental peace, positive attitude, confidence, marital harmony and good health.
- Vedic astrology recommends Jarkan Ratna for Tula (Libra) and Vrishabha (Taurus) Rashi.
- Western astrology recommends Zircon birthstone for Cancer sign.
- Jarkan gemstone can also be worn by the ascendants of Gemini, Virgo, Aquarius and Capricorn.
|Carat Weight||Minimum 1/10th of the wearer’s body weight (in kgs). E.g. - A person weighing 60 kgs can wear a 6-carat Zircon gemstone.|
|Color||A highly transparent, colorless natural Zircon is preferred for astrological purpose.|
|Metal||Silver or any other white metal alloy is suitable.|
|Finger||Ring finger of the working hand|
|Day & Time||Friday, morning 6 AM to 9 AM|
|Mantra||‘Om Shum Shukraya Namah’ , ॐ शुं शुक्राय नमः|
Bestows Marital Bliss - The weak placement of Venus in person’s horoscope can hamper the marital life. Wearing Zircon gemstone helps to nullify the negative impact of the weakly placed Venus and benefits the wearer by developing love, intimacy and mutual understanding.
Cures Fertility & Hormonal Disorders - In Alternative healing therapies, it is believed that wearing a natural Zircon gemstone benefits the individual in getting a speedy recovery from fever, insanity, epilepsy, abdominal issues and reproductive disorders. Additionally, White Zircon can also be worn to get relief from diabetes and migraine attacks.
Improves Financial & Social Status - Being ruled by the planet of beauty and luxury – ‘Venus’, Zircon gemstone is known for bestowing the wearer with financial luck, fame and social recognition. According to the astrologers, wearing a natural White Jarkan positively affects the individual’s wealth status by bringing new opportunities and income sources.
Natural Zircon is highly lustrous & sparkling stone due to its high refractive & dispersive power. Its ability to display sparking bright color flashes make it desirable & valuable. Zircon comes in many colors & quality grades from various sources. The quality depends on various parameters as mentioned below -
Origin - Natural Zircon comes from Sri Lankan (Ceylon), Africa, Myanmar, Cambodia & Brazil.
Colour - Natural Zircon comes in a variety of colors ranging from white (colorless) to blue, green, yellow, pink, red, brown etc. White Zircon gemstone is regarded as the most valuable and gorgeous gem- variety closely followed by the blue and red.
Clarity - Top quality Zircon gemstones are nearly eye-clean with high transparency and brilliant lustre. Medium to low quality stones might contain visisble inclusions. The quantity, size and location of these inclusions often determine the quality of Zircon gemstone.
Cut - A masterfully faceted Zircon gemstone is considered best for purchase as it highlights the colour and clarity of the gemstone. Such fine quality specimens are rare and are only available at the trust gem stores. On the other hand, the disproportionate cut and irregular shape often degrade the beauty and shine of the Zircon stone, making it relatively less desirable.
Natural Zircon price depends on its colour, clarity, cut, carat weight and place of origin. Due to its astrological relevance, the demand and value of White Zircon remains usually on the higher end.
Zircon price per carat in India starts from ₹ 900 per carat ($15 approx.) and can reach up to ₹ 5000 per carat ($70 approx.) depending upon the quality, rarity and size.
Origin - Sri Lanka (Ratanakiri mine of Ceylon) and Cambodia are the two most noteworthy Zircon mining locations that resource the finest quality Zircon gemstones (in terms of colour and clarity) to the gem industry. Therefore, the certified Zircon gemstones from these origins often demand a higher premium.
Colour - Out of all colors in Zircon, white (Colorless) Zircon of high clarity is most expensive. Among colored zircons, deep Blue & Red colored stones are more valuable.
Clarity - Zircon has relatively lesser inclusions as compared to many other natural gemstones. Gemstones with no visible inclusions & high transparency are expensive.
Cut - Zircon is cut into faceted stones of various shapes like Oval, Cushion, square, rectangular or other fancy shapes.