Happy Birthday December Babies!
Born in December? Then this board is designed for you! Learn all about Tanzanite, Blue Topaz, Turquoise and Blue Zircon, the traditional birthstones for the…
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Did you know? Turquoise was prevalent in many ancient cultures including Egypt, Persia, and Mesopotamia and in ancient China. Most physicians in the 15th century included turquoise as part of their medical equipment as they believed that it could counteract the effects of poison.
Gemstone Myths, Legends & Folklore: Turquoise is believed to attract love, success and money for its wearer, and is thought to calm the mind & ease mental tension. Native Americans once carved Turquoise into animal & bird shapes which were placed in the Indians tombs to attract beneficial spirits to guard the dead.
Born in the 1:00 pm hour? Then December birthstone Zircon is the gemstone that signifies your Hour of Birth. Buy, wear, and give sparkling Zircon gemstone jewelry to celebrate or commemorate those who are were born in the 1:00 pm hour.
Did you know? Tanzanite is a pleochroic gemstone. Pleochroism is a physical property and means a gemstone changes its color appearance when viewed from a different direction. Tanzanite is trichroic, meaning it shows three different colors when viewed from 3 different directions.
Did you know? Turquoise is a mineral usually found in association with copper deposits, and is sometimes mined as a by-product of copper mining. Turquoise mines are out in the open, and not underground like coal. The mine where turquoise is found is the primary factor in determining its value.
Blue Topaz was named the state gemstone of Texas in 1969, to honor a small deposit of natural pale blue topaz that was found in Mason County. In 1977 the "Lone Star" cut was designated the official state gemstone cut. The Lone Star cut reflects the 5-pointed "Lone Star" of Texas.
Some people confuse Zircon gemstones with Cubic Zirconia. or CZ. CZ is a Diamond simulant and Zircon resembles a Diamond more closely than any other natural gem. Zircon likely gets its name from the Persian 'Zargun' meaning 'Gold-colored' but Zircon comes in a variety of colors.
Tanzanite is the blue-violet variety of the gemstone Zoisite, and was first discovered in Tanzania, the only known source for Tanzanite, in 1967. Tiffany & Company unveiled it to the public in 1968, & advertised that Tanzanite could only be found in “in Tanzania & at Tiffany’s.”
Gemstone Myths, Legends & Folklore: Zircon gemstones were widely used during the plague in 14th century Europe as a protective amulet. They were also thought to help banish evil spirits, and believed to aid in counteracting deadly poisons.
December birthstone Zircon has luster, intense fire, & range of color giving it a beauty that no other natural gem but diamond can surpass. The oldest known object on earth is a tiny fragment of the gemstone Zircon. 4.404 billion years old, it was discovered in western Australia.
Happy birthday December babies! It's all about the options for our December babies, and choices in blue abound for you! Live large this month, and celebrate yourself with Turquoise, Tanzanite, Blue Zircon or Blue Topaz, which are all gemstones used to signify a December birthday.
Turquoise is believed to attract love, success and money for its wearer, and is thought to calm the mind & ease mental tension. Native Americans once carved Turquoise into animal & bird shapes which were placed in the Indians tombs to attract beneficial spirits to guard the dead.
Caution ... handle with care & gentle wear! December birthstone Tanzanite is a delicate gem, which can break if it's hit on a hard surface. Tanzanite is stable under normal wearing conditions, but shouldn't be exposed to high heat, harsh chemicals, or sudden temperature changes.
Zircon is a durable gem, with a hardness on the Mohs scale ranging from 6.5 – 7.5. This makes it great for everyday wear. Zircon ranges from colorless, green, blue, yellow, brown, orange, & dark red to every color in between, making it popular with jewelry lovers & gem collectors.
Did you know? Some people confuse Zircon gemstones with Cubic Zirconia. or CZ. CZ is a Diamond simulant and Zircon is a natural stone with properties that resembles a Diamond more closely than any other natural gem. Zircon likely gets its name from the Persian 'Zargun' meaning 'Gold-colored' but Zircon comes in a variety of colors.
Did you know? Turquoise is the gemstone that symbolizes the 11th anniversary celebration. Buy, wear & give Turquoise gemstone jewelry to celebrate or commemorate this special occasion.
Did you know? Topaz can be found in streams, rivers, & gravel deposits. In its natural state it is normally golden brown to yellow & sometimes confused with Citrine. It typically crystallizes in granitic pegmatites or vapor cavities in rhyolite lava flows including the Topaz Mountain in Utah.
Did you know? December Birthstone Zircon is commercially mined for the metal zirconium, & is also used for abrasive & insulating purposes. It can also be found in pipes, used in steel alloys, colored glazes, ceramics, abrasives, flashbulbs and zirconium carbonate is used to treat poison ivy.
December birthstone Tanzanite is known for its color changing properties. It changes colors from deep blues to purple with overtones of red or pink depending on if the light source in the viewing environment shifts from daylight or daylight-fluorescent to incandescent lighting.
Born in the 5:00 am hour? Then Turquoise is your Hour of Birth stone. Buy, wear, and give gorgeous Turquoise gemstone jewelry to signify, celebrate or commemorate those who are born within the 5:00 am hour.
When science meets nature! Topaz has been used as a divining rod to aid in the process of locating water, precious metals & buried treasures. Almost all of the U.K.'s water companies admitted their engineers use dowsing rods to detect leaks or find pipes, despite no scientific evidence as to their efficacy.
Tanzanite is the gemstone that symbolizes the 24th wedding anniversary celebration. Buy, wear, and give beautiful Tanzanite gemstone jewelry, including rings, earrings, bracelets, brooches, necklaces or pendants to celebrate and commemorate this very special anniversary occasion.
Gemstone Myths, Legends & Folklore: In 1255, the famous mystic St Hildegard of Bingen, had a suggestion to share on a simple remedy for those with failing eyesight. She encouraged them to steep a topaz gemstone in wine for three days, & then lightly rub the topaz over their eyes.
Did you know? The "Queen of Kilimanjaro," the world's largest faceted Tanzanite, weighs 242 carats, and was found at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. It's set in a tiara along with 803 Tsavorites, & 913 Diamonds, & belongs to the private collection of Michael Scott, the first CEO of Apple Computers.
Gemstone Myths, Legends & Folklore: According to ancient Greek legend, Topaz gemstones had the power to increase strength & make its wearer invisible in times of emergency. Ancient Romans believed Topaz had the power to improve eyesight & the Egyptians wore Topaz amulets as protection against injury.