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From the Greek hyakinthos, a yellow flower. An ancient denomination, no longer used, applied to various gems of orange and reddish hues, e.g. hessonite (garnet), brownish-red zircon (also called "hyacinth") and, less commonly, orange sapphire. Some people consider jacinth as a synonym of zircon.