Discover December's Birthstone Jewellery

Discover December's Birthstone Jewellery

December Birthstone

December is not only a month filled with festivities but also one which is associated with four beautiful birthstones; Turquoise, Blue Topaz, Blue Zircon and Tanzanite.

Each one hold unique meaning and symbolisation but they all share similar cool blue hues and tones, and make a wonderful gifting choice during the last month of the year.

I. Turquoise Birthstone

Displaying a spectrum of colours, turquoise stands as one of the oldest known gemstones. Cultures spanning from the Aztecs to ancient Egyptians, have cherished this December birthstone for millennia. Throughout history and into the present, turquoise has been attributed with special powers. Native American tribes in the Southwest considered it a protective amulet, while in ancient Persia and modern-day Iran, it is believed to ward off evil. Over the ages, turquoise has earned a reputation as a safeguard against misfortune.

Despite its ancient origins, the name "turquoise" is relatively modern. Coined in thirteenth-century France, the term translates to "stone from Turkey," reflecting the gems' journey from Turkey to Western Europe.

II. Blue Topaz

For centuries, the allure of Blue Topaz has captivated seekers of beauty, and legend has it that its name is derived from the Island of Topazios in the Red Sea, discovered by ancient Romans. Throughout history, this captivating blue gem has been believed to possess healing properties, bringing peace and clarity, and even having the ability to dispel magic spells, sickness, and anger.

London Blue Topaz stands out as one of the richest and most beautifully unique blues. This specific hue is the choice for blue topaz jewelry at Brilliant Earth.

III. Blue Zircon Birthstone

While not as widely recognised as some other gemstones, Blue Zircon this stone holds celebrity status among geologists.

Blue Zircon manifests in a spectrum of colors, encompassing blue, brown, green, orange, yellow, red, and even clear varieties. According to the American Gemological Society, folk wisdom attributes special powers to zircon, suggesting it can alleviate pain, safeguard travelers, and ward off nightmares.

IV. Tanzanite Birthstone

Tanzanite, a relatively recent addition to the list of birthstones, was discovered in Tanzania in the 1960s. This captivating gemstone is renowned for its rich violet-blue hues, often exhibiting a stunning play of colours. Tanzanite is believed to enhance spiritual awareness and promote a sense of calmness. Its rarity and unique colour make it a prized possession.

At Otiumberg we offer a striking selection of solid gold December birthstone rings, either with blue topaz or tanzanite in our bamboo birthstone ring design, or featured within multi-stone rings alongside diamonds.

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Swiss Blue Topaz Bamboo Ring
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Tanzanite Bamboo Ring
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