December Birthstone Jewelry and Facts
Those turning a year older in December celebrate with three blue gemstones: Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise. Each of these gemstones carries a unique blue tone making it a perfect birthstone for the cool winter month. Birthstone jewelry is the perfect gift to celebrate a birthday for the meaning and folklore behind the stones.
Here is a closer look at December's three blue birthstones— plus our birthstone jewelry to match:
A one-of-a-kind gemstone, Tanzanite is known for its exotic deep blue color with a rich overtone of purple. This popular blue gemstones comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and striking assortments of blue tones. Tanzanite was first discovered in 1967 in Tanzania, East Africa, and was added to the official birthstone list by the American Gem Trade Association in 2002. Tanzanite is also the suggested gemstone for the 24th wedding anniversary.
Zircon is best known as a bright blue gemstone, but it is also available in beautiful earth tones of green, dark red, yellow, brown, and orange. Popular in the Middle Ages, Zircon was said to aid in resting, bring prosperity and promote honor and wisdom in its owner. Other special properties include fighting evil and avoiding jealousy, protecting from insomnia and promoting happiness and self-satisfaction.
Turquoise is one of the oldest known gemstones has enjoyed worldwide popularity for centuries. A favorite of Egyptian Pharaohs and early Native Americans, this beautiful blue gemstone is believed to offer healing powers, promoting the wearer’s status and wealth, protecting from evil and bringing good luck.
Visit Gold and Diamond Source at our Clearwater showroom to view our complete collection of December birthstone jewelry, or shop a selection online HERE.
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