Birth Stone – December

Birth Stone – December

The celebrations of the festive period offer consolation to the chilled temperatures and there’s a sense of satisfaction in dressing to match the weather. The colours of December’s birthstones match the mood of the month; Zircon, Turquoise and Tanzanite are commonly found in cold but endearing shades of blue.

Found in countries such as Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, it is said that Zircon safeguards travellers from disease, and ensures visitors have comfortable dreams. Before being sold on the market, many Zircon stones receive heat treatment providing them with the blue colour that you see on the high street.

Tanzanite is a newly discovered gemstone, having been discovered in the 1960’s and is said to have been around since the early 1800’s. With a similar appearance to Sapphire when treated to remove its original brown hues, it can only be found within a small site in Tanzania, hence its namesake.

Etymology of the word ‘Turquoise’ derives from the French translation for Turkish, ‘Turquiese’, as it is believed that it was introduced to Europe by Turkish influence. Early origins of the stone were found in Ancient Persia, with mass production now led by U.S. States - Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada. Superstition surrounding the stone suggested that it measured the health of the wearer, turning lighter shades of blue when ill but retaining a sky-blue complexion in good health or in the hands of a new owner.

These stones are easily adaptable to complement classy and casual outfits. Therefore, we thought we would select a few of our Turquoise favourites!

Silver Real Turquoise DropEarrings 10.6gms

These real Turquoise droplet earrings can offer a serene finish to a classy evening dress and shoes.

Silver Synthetic Turquoise Bracelet:

This Turquoise Bracelet is a subtle accessory that is ideal as a birthday or Christmas present.

Silver Real Turquoise HeartPendant And 16'' Snake Chain:

This unique pendant would make a special addition to any outfit, whether this is evening wear or casual wear.

To view more of our Turquoise jewellery, amongst our other beautiful gemstones to suit a variety of occasions, shop our selection here:

We here at The Jewellery Superstore are always keeping our eyes on the latest trends and unique designs, and with our wide range of gifts and accessories available, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect pieces for December.

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