December’s birthstones offer three ways to fight the winter blues: tanzanite
, and turquoise
—all of them, appropriately, best known for beautiful shades of blue.
These gemstones range from the oldest on Earth (zircon
), to one of the first mined and used in jewelry (turquoise
), to one of the most recently discovered (tanzanite
). All of these stones are relatively inexpensive, but their beauty rivals even precious gemstones. Colorless zircon
is a convincing replacement for diamond, tanzanite
often substitutes sapphire, and turquoise
is unmatched in its hue of robin’s egg blue.
Whatever your style preference or budget, one of December’s three birthstones will match your true blue desires.
December birthdays have claim to three gemstones; Zircon
. Each of these gemstones carries a unique blue tone making it a perfect birthstone for Minnesota’s frigid December winters. Zircon
can be found in a variety of colors, but blue is the overwhelming favorite.