Get To Know Your December Birthstone

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Can you believe that another month has passed? To us, it feels like it was just yesterday that we were sharing some fun facts about the November birthstone! But considering that we have officially entered a new month, it’s time to start talking about the beautiful gems associated with December. For those of you who share a birthday month with some of the greatest holidays of the year, check out what we’ve put together below to learn more about your birthstone.

December babies have three birthstones representing their birth month – Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise. Here are some facts about each:

Tanzanite

  • Tanzanite was first discovered in Tanzania in the 1960s, and to this day, can only be found in this part of the world!
  • Tanzanite is one of the most popular stones of its color – it is known to be found in a violet/blue.
  • Tanzanite stones were given this name by popular jeweler Tiffany & Co; it’s original name was “blue zoisite.”

Zircon

  • Although Zircon can be found in a variety of colors (such as orange, yellow, green, blue and brown), the most prized Zircon stones are rare reds.
  • Colorless Zircons were often used to imitate diamonds simply based on their lack of color and overall appearance.
  • Zircon stones are most commonly found in Thailand, Cambodia and south Vietnam.

Turquoise

  • Turquoise stones are said to be one of the oldest known gems and were some of the first to be used in jewelry.
  • Turquoise received its name from the French phrase “pierre tourques,” also known as “Turkish stone.”
  • Found in colors such as green/blue and robin’s egg blue, a primary source of Turquoise stones is the American southwest.

If your birthday is in December, do you know any other fun facts associated with your birthstone(s)? Should you have other interesting information you’d like to share with us, be sure to visit us on our Facebook page. Happy birthday!

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