For each month of the year, there is a birthstone (or birthstones) associated with it, and for the month of December, there are three: tanzanite, turquoise and zircon. Birthstones are believed to have originated from the breastplate of Aaron which held twelve different gemstones to signify the twelve tribes of Israel. The current birthstone list used goes back to 1912 with the single addition of tanzanite having been added to the December birthstones.
Tanzanite was first discovered in Tanzania in the late 1960s, where it is found exclusively. This stone features a gorgeous violet-blue hue.
This CZ Tanzanite Floral Crystal Necklace Set features tanzanite and jonquil pale yellow Swarovski Austrian crystals, tiny rainbow lavender seed beads and lavender faceted cubic zirconia beads along with a sterling silver wire wrapped floral glass pendant and matching sterling silver earrings.
Turquoise is one of the oldest known gemstones, which first originated in the thirteenth century. It varies in shades from robin’s egg blue to greenish blue to sky blue and ranges from opaque to translucent in transparency.
This Mosaic Blue Turquoise Crystal Beaded Bracelet features blue mosaic turquoise dyed howlite gemstones along with pacific opal blue Swarovski Austrian crystals and pale blue iridescent seed beads with sterling silver components and measures 7 inches.
Zircon can be found in a wide range of hues, including red, orange, yellow, blue, green, brown and colorless. It is often found in the Palin area of Cambodia, the Chanthaburi area of Thailand and the southern region of Vietnam.
This Blue Zircon Pink Crystal Beaded Anklet features blue zircon (teal) Swarovski Austrian crystals, fuchsia purple seed beads, and fuchsia pink and Czech teal glass beads with sterling silver components and is adjustable from 11 to 11 1/2 inches.