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Red zircon from Gilgit, Pakistan

Jacinth /ˈæsɪnθ/[1] is an orange-red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone.[2]

It has been supposed to designate the same stone as the ligure (Hebrew leshem) mentioned in Exodus 28:19 as the first stone of the third row in the high priest's breast-plate, the Hoshen[citation needed] or choshen.[3] In Revelation 9:17, the word is simply descriptive of colour.[4] In Revelation 21:19-20, it is mentioned as one of the foundational stones of the New Jerusalem.


  1. ^ "jacinth, n." OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2016. Web. 5 November 2016.
  2. ^ [https://www.minerals.net/mineral-variety/Gemstone/Jacinth.aspx Jacinth on Minerals.net
  3. ^ "www.Bibler.org - Dictionary - Breastplate of the High Priest". 2012-09-12.
  4. ^ "www.Bibler.org - Dictionary - Jacinth". 2012-09-12.