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In antiquity zircon was called "hyacinth." The name came from a Greek character, Hyacinthus, a youth accidentally slain by Apollo who was jealous of his beauty. Hyacinthus' blood produced the hyacinth flower, whose beauty is reflected in the red variety of zircon. According to the Romans, zircon promotes peace, and increases ingenuity, glory and wealth. During the 14th Century it was worn as protection against Black Death and in the 17th Century during the Great Plague of London. Brown zircon is believed to predict storms by glowing red.

Zircon has a wide range of healing applications. It has beneficial effects on the liver and gall bladder, and calms asthma and allergies. Zircon helps alleviate lung infections, bronchial problems, and severe colds. It also relieves abdominal cramps caused by digestive or intestinal problems. Psychologically, zircon helps its wearer overcome losses, heals mental disturbances, and promotes common sense.

Astrologically, zircon is associated with Leo.

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