December Birthstone Jewelry

Turquoise Tree of Life Pendant by Phoenix Fire Designs
Turquoise Tree of Life Birthstone Pendant
by Phoenix Fire Designs

The birthstone for December is Turquoise, one of the earliest gemstones to be cast in jewelry since ancient times. Turquoise is formed by groundwater containing copper that has seeped into the bedrock and reacted with other minerals to 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 where it was formed, known as matrix. The name comes from ‘pierre turquoise’ which means ‘stone of Turkey’ so called when the stone was brought to Europe from Turkish bazaars. Turquoise is believed to be associated with success, happiness and prosperity.

Jewelry set with Turquoise gemstones is an ideal personal and meaningful gift for your friends and relatives with birthdays in December.

Here is our recommended December birthstone jewelry made by reputable artisans that use good quality gemstones and show excellent craftsmanship.

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GUILLERMO ARREGUI: Turquoise Earrings set in Sterling Silver

Novica artisan GuillermoSave $7! Use Code: SAVE7NOWArtisan Guillermo based in Mexico is Spanish and settled in Mexico with his new wife after traveling widely in Europe. By chance he met a silversmith in Taxco and began learning the fascinating craft of jewelry design. He says he gets his inspiration from the many places he has traveled and his favorite gemstone is beautiful turquoise. 

Here is a selection of stunning sterling silver and natural turquoise earrings handmade made by Guillermo:

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Turquoise and Sterling Silver Drop Earrings
Turquoise and Sterling Silver
Drop Earrings - 'Droplet from the Sea'
Sterling Silver and Turquoise Stud Earrings
Sterling Silver and Turquoise
Stud Earrings - 'Mayan Heritage'
Fair Trade Sterling Silver Natural Turquoise Earrings
Fair Trade Sterling Silver Natural
Turquoise Earrings - 'Aztec Star'

View more Turquoise Earrings by Guillermo…

View more Turquoise Jewelry by Guillermo…


SPIRAL RIVER DESIGNS: Turquoise Beaded Jewelry

Spiral River DesignsNeva Murtha is the owner-designer of Spiral River Designs based in Canada. She has a degree in Fine Arts and over the years has combined her talents in pottery and printmaking into jewelry art. Neva loves nature and donates part of her income to the protection of old growth forests.

Here are some of her beautiful natural turquoise creations:

 
Bracelet with Chinese turquoise barrel beads and sterling silver nuggets
Bracelet with Chinese Turquoise
barrel beads and
Sterling Silver nuggets
Turquoise earrings with hammered silver circles - total length 3.25
Turquoise earrings with
hammered Silver circles
- total length 3.25"
Necklace with turquoise donut and lapis lazuli, malachite and amethyst beads
Necklace with Turquoise donut
and Lapis lazuli, Malachite and
Amethyst beads

View Spiral River Design’s full Turquoise Collection…


ARTISAN SHANKER: Turquoise Bracelets set in Sterling Silver

Novica artisan ShankerSave $7! Use Code: SAVE7NOWArtisan Shanker from India came from a farming background but was fascinated by the jewelry he saw designed by a local jeweler. He eventually left farming and started his own workshop crafting his own unique style of sterling silver jewelry. 

Here are some of Shanker’s glamorous creations set with stunning composite Turquoise (‘composite’ simply means small pieces of natural turquoise that have been joined together) :

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Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet with Composite Turquoise Studs, 'Serene Beauty'
Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
with Composite Turquoise
'Serene Beauty'
Sterling Silver and Composite Turquoise Bracelet, 'Sky Paths'
Sterling Silver and
Composite Turquoise Bracelet
'Sky Paths'
Sterling Silver Flower Necklace with Composite Turquoise, 'Floral Bouquet'
Sterling Silver Flower Necklace
with Composite Turquoise
'Floral bouquet'

View all Turquoise Birthstone Jewelry by Novica artisans…

 

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