In existence since the formation of the planet, zircon is one of the oldest stones. Despite this fact, there is not a lot of information about the stone’s usage in comparison to others. The origin of the stone’s name is debated; it may derive from the Arabic ‘zakrun’ for vermillion, or the Persian ‘zagrun’ for gold colored. In the Middle Ages, it was often used to drive away evil spirits, act as a sleeping aid, and zircon was a favorite in the Victorian Age and was later championed by famous Tiffany’s jeweler George Kunz. Over a third of zircon deposits are found in Australia today, but it can also be found in Cambodia, Madagascar, Canada, and Sri Lanka.