Those born in December are fortunate to have three birthstones to choose from to mark their birthday month.
Tanzanite, Turquoise and Zircon are the stones for December birthdays.
Tanzanite ranges in colour from rich blue to violet, turquoise from blue to green and zircon in a multitude of colours.
We are going to delve a little further into each of these beautiful stones.
Tanzanite has an interesting history. In 1962 blue stones mined in Tanzania were identified as Zoisite, however, it was not until 1967 that the stone was named Tanzanite in respect to its country of origin.
Tiffany & Co. became the largest distributor of the stone in 1968 and the stone soon took off in popularity.
Tanzanite is said to open the pathway between the heart and mind assisting in kindness, compassion and enlightenment.
Turquoise has a very long history and has been used in jewellery and other adornments since 5000BC.
The stone was though to guarantee good health and fortune and provide protection to the wearer.
The gift of a turquoise ring means “forget me not.” in European tradition and in Tibet it is considered a national treasure.
Turquoise is said to provide power, wisdom, luck, protection and immortality.
Zircon occurs in a mutitude of colours from colourless through to yellow, green, red, and blue. Colourless zircon is known for its brilliance and flashes of multicolored light, called fire.
Zircon are the oldest material on earth and were formed by crystallisation from magma (or in metamorphic rocks). They are durable and resistant to chemical attack.
Zircon is said to bring balance, spiritual grounding and healing to those who wear it
The spectacular blue zircon, blue sapphire and diamond ring pictured below was custom made for a very special client.
We love all these stones and have a beautiful range of December birthstone jewellery for sale in-store including the stunning tanzanite earrings and ring and the turquoise bracelets and necklace pictured.
We can also custom make a piece of turquoise, zanzanite and zircon jewellery just for you.
Chat to us about your dream turquoise, tanzanite or zircon jewellery piece and we can sketch out some ideas and show you our range of stones on hand. We can also source your very own special stone.