What is the birthstone for December?
Answer: Turquoise, Zircon and Tanzanite
While they are all very different stones, turquoise, zircon and tanzanite all share shades of glorious blue. Turquoise, known for its opacity and robin’s egg blue, is one of the oldest known gemstones, while tanzanite was only discovered in the 1960s (in Tanzania, hence its name). Healing properties, as well as wealth and prosperity have been associated with turquoise, which is perennially popular in the American Southwest, where the Navajo people believe that it is a piece of the sky that has fallen to earth. Zircon, which takes its name from the Arabic words for gold and colour, was also believed to have healing powers – protecting wearers from disease, injury and pain. An ability to protect against nightmares was another quality associated with this stone, which comes in a wide variety of colours and is probably best known for its colourless variant, which was used to imitate diamonds. Browse our Turquoise collections here, Zircon collections here and Tanzanite collections here.