The December Birthstone Color is Blue
The December Birth Flower is
The December Birthstone is Turquoise
Official December Birthstones are
Turquoise, Tanzanite and Blue Zircon
The Alternative December Birthstone is
December Birthstone Color - Blue
The December birthstone color of blue comes from the three official December gemstones - Turquoise, Tanzanite and Blue Zircon which all have shades of blue in them. Beautiful blue-green Turquoise is one of the earliest gemstones to be cast in jewelry since ancient times. Rare violet-blue Tanzanite was recently discovered in the 1960's and the only known deposit is in northern Tanzania. Sparkling Zircon has been used in jewelry for over 2000 years and is available in many colors, the most popular being blue Zircon.
Blue Topaz is the alternative birthstone for December and also a very popular gemstone in jewelry. Topaz occurs in variety of natural colors and its color range has been extended by chemical or heat treatments of colorless Topaz.
December birthstone jewelry set with any of the blue birthstones of December or with blue crystals or beads makes a lovely gift for a December birthday, and turquoise jewelry continues to be very popular.
December Birth Flowers - Narcissus and Poinsettia
The birth flowers for December are Narcissus and Poinsettia,
Narcissus is a group of plants in the amaryllis family, also known as Daffodil or Jonquil, and the flowers are white, yellow or orange
Narcissus are native to woodlands and meadows of southern Europe and North Africa with the center of diversity in the western Mediterranean.
The name Narcissus is linked to the Greek word for 'narcotic' and the Greek myth of a youth that fell in love with his own reflection (narcissism).
The Narcissus is a national flower of both Wales and Iran.
The vibrant red Poinsettia is the second December birth flower and is widely used in Christmas decorations.
The Poinsettia is indigenous to Mexico but has been introduced world wide and there are a number of cultivated varieties.
The language of flowers introduced in Victorian times says that Poinsettias symbolize good cheer and success.