These December Birthstones will Make You Cheer Up from the Winter Blues

December 13, 2019

Los Ballesteros necklace in sterling silver with natural green turquoise

By Chelsea Reed

Does it seem like people with December birthdays get the short end of the stick? They’re born when the days are short, dark and gray. It’s cold, and there’s not much to do outside besides winter activities. They often get lost in the holiday season hustle. And if you’re a Christmas or New Year’s baby, it’s especially awkward! 

December birthday people, we feel you. That’s why we want you to know that you have one advantage nobody born at any other time of the year can say. December babies have not one, not two, but...three birthstones! They are available in beautiful wintery blues that will make you smile. 

Zircon

This gemstone is one of the oldest minerals found on earth. Zircon has a brilliant fire when cut and is available in every color of the rainbow. The most common colors in nature are autumn reddish tones, and the brightest color is white. Zircons were often confused with diamonds in the past. Today, it resembles the synthetic version, cubic zirconia. The largest zircon mines are in exotic Sri Lanka jungles and the Australian outback. 

December birthday people often get blue zirconia because it reminds them of winter. Many Victorians admired blue zircon, and it’s common in 19th century English jewelry.

Tanzanite

Tanzanite and Diamond ring in 14kt yellow goldNamed after its origin country, tanzanite is from only one place in the world. These mines are north of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. An remarkable blue-violet stone rarer than diamonds, tanzanite amazingly sells at a lower price. Geologists estimate that the tanzanite mines will deplete in 25 years. So if you aren't lucky enough to have this gem yet, get it now while you can!

Turquoise

Turquoise has a fascinating history. The ancient Pharaohs of Egypt admired its beautiful blue-green marbling. It was often stored as treasure in their tombs. Turquoise is native to the Old World, Iran in the Middle East, Mexico, and the Southwest United States. Native American tribes adorned themselves with turquoise jewelry long ago. They passed down oral legends about the stone to younger generations. Turquoise jewelry making traditions continue to this day by modern Native Americans. You can find them during powwow events like the Native Journeys Festival in Frisco, NC. Seaside Art Gallery carries high quality turquoise in our estate jewelry section. Check back often to see what’s new in our collection!


December birthday people may celebrate under cold winter skies, but having three birthstones is worth it! Tell them how much you appreciate them this year by giving the gift of fine jewelry. Seaside Art Gallery’s estate jewelry collection is examined for high quality. Flexible insured shipping and layaway options are available.


Chelsea Reed is a copywriter who writes online content, articles, blogs, and websites from her base in North Carolina. 





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