The December Birthstone is Turquoise
The birthstone for December is brilliant blue Turquoise symbolizing success, happiness and prosperity. There are in fact three official December birthstones - Turquoise, Tanzanite and Blue Zircon, with Blue Topaz as the alternative December gemstone.
Turquoise is formed by groundwater containing copper that has seeped into the bedrock. Reactions with other minerals over time form an opaque stone of stunning shades of blues and greens. The dark lines and shapes seen in turquoise are derived from the surrounding rock and known as matrix.
The name Turquoise comes from ‘pierre turquoise’ which means ‘stone of Turkey’ so called when the stone was brought to Europe from Turkish bazaars. Turquoise is one of the earliest gemstones to be cast in jewelry since ancient times.
DECEMBER BIRTHDAY SYMBOLS
December birthstone - Turquoise
Official December birthstones - Turquoise, Tanzanite and Blue Zircon
December alternative birthstone - Blue Topaz
December birthstone color - blue
December birth flower - Narcissus (daffodil)
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Zodiac birthstone Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)
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