The Birthstone for December is Turquoise
December birthstone jewelry set with Turquoise is an ideal personal and meaningful gift for your loved ones with birthdays in December. Or choose a special piece for yourself to wear during the month of December.
The December birthstone Turquoise is believed to be associated with success, happiness and prosperity.
Turquoise is formed by groundwater containing copper that has seeped into the bedrock, then reacted with other minerals to form an opaque stone in shades of blues and greens. The dark lines and shapes seen in turquoise are derived from the surrounding rock where it was formed, and known as matrix.
Browse the stunning selection of December birthstone jewelry below - handmade by skilled artisans with good quality gemstones and excellent craftsmanship.
December Birthstone Earrings - Turquoise set in Sterling Silver
Artisan 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:
December Birthstone Jewelry with Turquoise Beads
Neva 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:
December Birthstone Bracelets - Turquoise set in Sterling Silver
Artisan 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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