December babies, do you know what your birthstone is? Are you sure? December's birthstone is one of the most debated birthstones and, as of this blog's publish date, there are several separate stones that can be considered the gemstone of December, all of which have beautiful blue hues! Let's talk about the December birthstones topaz, turquoise, and tanzanite!
Blue topaz is one of the most recognized of the December birthstones, but did you know it comes in several shades? These shades range from a clear, light blue (Sky Blue) to a bright, vivid blue (Swiss Blue) to a deep, sultry blue (London Blue), giving you even more variety to choose from! Shop our Collection of Blue Topaz Jewelry to find the perfect gift for an upcoming birthday!
Turquoise is another birthstone of December. It is one of the first ever gemstones to be mined and has long been prized for its intense color and unique vein patterns. Turquoise is a widely available stone, however it is rarely found in its pure, natural form as it is very fragile - turquoise typically has to undergo some type of enhancement to be strong enough for jewelry use. Shop our Turquoise Collection and find jewelry that can be worn any season!
Anyone lucky enough to be born in December has another choice for their birthstone: Tanzanite. Discovered in 1967 and added to the birthstone list in 2002, tanzanite is now one of the world’s most popular blue gemstones. Its rarity is due to it being found in only one place on earth – in the Merelani Hills of Tanzania, located near the foothills of majestic Kilimanjaro. If you're looking to "wow" someone with a gemstone they don't yet own, Tanzanite is the perfect choice!
Looking for another birthstone? Shop our full collection of birthstone jewelry and find the perfect gift for any birthday (even your own!).