The December Birthstones

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The December Birthstones: Zircon, Tanzanite & Turquoise 

Celebrate your December birthdays with meaningful jewelry set with Tanzanite, Zircon, or Turquoise - all known for their vibrant and whimsical shades of blue. 


This stunning blue-purple gemstone is rarer than the other December stones due to its limited geographical origins and sources. It appears blue at first glance, with flashes of soft, earthy purple. 

Tanzanite’s namesake originates from the African country of Tanzania, and ranks around a 6-7 on the MOHS hardness scale, meaning it can scratch over time. Our recommendation is a set of earrings, a necklace, or a bezel-style ring setting for extra protection. 

Check out one of our favorite Tanzanite rings!


Turquoise has long been admired for its distinct powdery blue and green highlights. According to the American Gem Society, the word “turquoise” dates back to the 13th century, drawing from the French expression Pierre Torques, which referenced the “Turkish stone” brought to Europe from Turkey. 

It can range from a pure, smooth blue to an earthy-toned matrix mixed in. It's a perfect stone to collect because each piece can look so different! 

We love the turquoise collections by Lika Behar, set in rich gold and oxidized silver - check out the line here! 

Turquoise is created in arid regions where rainwater dissolves copper in the soil. This process forms colorful deposits when it combines with aluminum and phosphorus. Places such as Nevada, New Mexico and California offer the best regions and terrain for Turquoise to form. Today, the United States is the largest Turquoise supplier. 



Following the striking blue Tanzanite, and storybook Turquoise, we have a gemstone called a Zircon.

While this gemstone is more commonly known for its brownish-reddish color, the blue Zircon is incredibly eye-catching and electric.

Some believe that this gem gets its name from the Persian word "zargun", meaning “gold-colored.” Others trace it to the Arabic "zarkun", meaning “vermillion.” 

Zircon comes in a vast range of colors, so it's perfect for a December birthday who is drawn to colors besides blue. Pink, orange, green, white... it's endless! Our team loves to create customized birthstone jewelry with your perfect gemstone choice. Get connected with our experts to personalize a ring or necklace. 


Happy December celebrations! 

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