The Complete Guide to the December Birthstone

December is generally regarded as the month for spreading peace, love and joy; and for many, this month also involves giving presents and gifts to the people they hold close. For those born in December, they’ve been given a wonderful gift or having - not just one - but three elegant birthstones attached to their month of birth; Turquoise, Tanzanite and Zircon.

In this blog, we’ll explain everything you need to know about these beautiful December birthstones, from their vibrant colours to their spiritual and emotional meaning.

The Origins of Turquoise, Tanzanite and Zircon

These three birthstones have a rich history. Here are some fascinating facts about the origins of these gems:

Turquoise

  • Turquoise adorns the burial mask of King Tut, who ruled over Egypt more than 3,000 years ago.
  • The origins of Turquoise can be traced back to Turkey, in fact, the French word “turquois” translates to “Turkish”.

Tanzanite

  • This blue-violet gemstone can only be found in a tiny mining area near the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, hence its name.
  • Tanzanite is one of the most sought-after and valuable gemstones of all time, with the world’s resources expected to have been depleted within the next 20 years.

Zircon

  • Throughout the Middle Ages, Zircon was used to help people fall into a deep sleep. It was also said that this gem helped to scare off any evil spirits.
  • Zircon is found within the Earth’s crust and is one of the oldest minerals on this planet, dating back more than 4.4 billion years.

What Colour is the December Birthstone? 

If blue is what you’re looking for, then you’ve come to the right place. These three birthstones are often found in many shades of blue, although not exclusively. 

Turquoise

Probably one of the most recognisable gemstones around the world, Turquoise is a bright, blue-green stone. Its unique colouring has historically been used to decorate jewellery, clothing, and ornaments for thousands of years. 

Tanzanite

Most people identify the colour of this gemstone as a beautiful blue-violet. However, to reveal this enchanting colour, the stone requires heat treatment. In its rough and natural state, Tanzanite appears dark reddish-brown to completely translucent.

Zircon

The name Zircon is derived from the Persian term “zargun”, which translates to “gold-hued”. However, the natural colouration of this birthstone can vary dramatically, from colourless to golden yellow, red, blue, brown and green.

The Spiritual Meaning Behind the December Birthstone

Turquoise is believed to help restore its owner's energy levels, removing any negative feelings and restoring them to the optimum state. This vibrant mineral is also said to boost a person’s fortune and help to make communication with others a lot smoother. 

Tanzanite is said to awaken energy from within, enabling the wearer to enhance their skillset across a wide range of areas. Physically, this gemstone is considered to help alleviate skin disorders and clear the throat and lungs.

Zircon represents happiness, prosperity, positive energy and spiritual protection. It's also thought that this colourful gemstone can help to make a person's potential shine bright by stimulating mental growth and development. You should use Zircon if you get stressed or feel negative emotions to help balance out your energy.

Heal with Turquoise, Tanzanite and Zircon 

Overall, Turquoise, Tanzanite and Zircon are all impressive gemstones that can help to enhance and support your life. They have the power to give your thoughts more clarity and keep your energy levels in check for a soothed and happy soul.

Shop our FIYAH Birthstone Collection and harness the unique healing properties of these December gems.

December Birthstone Jewellery

Birthstone Jewellery makes the perfect personalised gift suitable for any occasion. FIYAH birthstone jewellery is made from sterling silver finished with a striking rhodium plating for a luxurious finish and set with crystals. Each piece comes complete with a beautiful jewellery gift box and free worldwide delivery.

Adjustable Feather December Birthstone Ring

This birthstone ring is is an open ring and fully adjustable, there's no need to worry about size - one size fits all. The ring is made from sterling silver, has a single feather design and set with a purple crystal to match the December Tanzanite birthstone.

All of our birthstone jewellery come complete with a luxurious FIYAH jewellery gift box making it the perfect personalised gift for a loved one or a treat from you to you.

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Adjustable Leaf December Birthstone Ring

The leaf birthstone ring is is an open ring and fully adjustable so there's no need to worry about size - one size fits all. This ring is made from sterling silver, has a leaf design and set with a purple crystal to match the December Tanzanite birthstone.

All of our birthstone jewellery come complete with a luxurious FIYAH jewellery gift box making it the perfect personalised gift for a loved one or a treat from you to you.

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