Blue Hues in December
The cold is setting in and this month’s gemstones reflect the icy weather so often associated with December. With not one, not two, but three birthstones, December’s blue trio of Tanzanite, Blue Topaz, and Turquoise sparkle and shine.
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Tanzanite is one of the most beautiful gemstones in the world, found only at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. With rich hues from violet to dark indigo, this captivating, deep blue gem isn’t for the faint of heart — it makes a statement whenever you wear it.
Blue topaz resembles the sky on a clear winter’s day — bright, blue and beautiful. Lighter than Tanzanite, this stone brings a touch of brilliance and a pop of color and contrast when worn with any dark outfit.
Last but not least, the third gemstone: turquoise. Known for its opaque, robin’s egg blue, this stone has been coveted since its discovery in northeastern Persia in 4000 B.C. The greenish aquamarine tone mixed with veins of brownish copper brings an earthy warmth to an ensemble.
Although the rarest of them all, Tanzanite has been thought to bring the wearer intuition, perception, and heightened self-awareness. It is also known to be a creative stone, bringing us back to our objectives after being distracted.
Blue topaz symbolizes honesty, clarity of feelings and deep emotional attachment. It’s no mistake that this gem is associated with eternal romance and friendship.
Throughout history, turquoise has been loved by ancient peoples and has been used for rituals and battle. Known for its profound power to protect, this stone represents wisdom, tranquility, protection, good fortune, and hope.
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