December Birthstones: Triple Trouble


November is here, and December is coming - three different options, three different stones to show off. For fans of different shades of gem, this is  the month for you: tanzanite, turquoise, and zircons reign supreme as December's birthstones.

Tanzanite

  • A relatively young stone, tanzanite was discovered less than 75 years ago!
  • First discovered in 1967 in Tanzania, East Africa
  • For people who love flashy stones, tanzanite is the perfect stone: in the right light it can appear blue, purple, or a shade of violet.

Zircon

  • One of the oldest gems in the world, zircon has been around for over 4 million years.
  • It was once believed that wearing zircon increased a wearer’s wisdom, brought prosperity, and assisted in resting.
  • Zircon is found all around the globe, but very few of the zircon stones are of gem quality.

Turquoise

  • Long a favorite of Egyptian pharaohs and Native Americans, turquoise is one of the oldest known gemstones in the world.
  • For all its beauty, turquoise is a relatively soft stone – prone to scratching, cracking, and breaking outright.
  • Turquoise is gemstone for 11th anniversary of marriage.
Out of the three choices for incoming December, do you have a favorite? Do you love zircon and turquoise, but don't really care for jade, garnet or quartz? Probably not! It's hard to pick one or more.