The December birthstone is traditionally Turquoise, a blue-green gemstone that has been prized for its beauty and healing properties for thousands of years.
Turquoise is believed to bring good luck, protection, and wisdom to those who wear it. It is also associated with positive energy, peace, and friendship. Turquoise can range from light to dark blue, and often has veins or patches of brown, black, or gray matrix. Turquoise is mainly found in Iran, the United States, Mexico, China, and Tibet.
Besides Turquoise, there are two other gems that are recognized as December birthstones:
Tanzanite and Blue Zircon.
Tanzanite is a rare and valuable gem that was discovered in Tanzania in 1967. It has a stunning violet-blue color that can change depending on the lighting and angle of view. Tanzanite is said to stimulate intuition, creativity, and spiritual awareness.
Blue Zircon is one of the oldest minerals on Earth, dating back to 4.4 billion years ago. It comes in a variety of colors, but the most popular is blue zircon, which has a bright and sparkling appearance. Blue Zircon is thought to enhance mental clarity, confidence, and prosperity.