December Birthstones - Turquoise, Tanzanite and Zircon

December Birthstones - Turquoise, Tanzanite and Zircon

December Birthstones include Turquoise, Tanzanite, and  Zicron, learn more about these stones and there meanings. 

  • Turquoise, which reflects wealth, achievement, and good fortune, is the main birthstone of December.
  • The narcissus that symbolizes rebirth and reverence is the flower of December.
  • Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec.21), which is categorized as extroverted and positive, and Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19), which can be identified as professional and structured, are the zodiac signs associated with December.


The gem was meant to preserve friendship if presented as a gift. It was believed that turquoise could warn its wearer of approaching illness or danger by becoming pale.

Turquoise has a strong historical connection to horses and the rider. Turquoise was thought to prevent the rider from falling, and also protect the horse from thirst and exhaustion, make them sure-footed, and obedient.

Turquoise was also known as turkis and turkeystone. This birthstone was found in Persia along the Sinai Peninsula, and was transported to Europe through the gem markets of Constantinople, Turkey hence the gemstone name.

The healing properties of turquoise

Turquoise is believed to avoid and heal host of physical and spiritual diseases with view to promoting fellowship, leadership and direct  contact. Turquoise, known as reinforcing stone can relieve 
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety 

Birthstone is also referred to this December as an anti-inflammatory and detoxifying agent that can minimize excess acidity, gain from  gout, rheumatism, and stomach ailments. Turquoise is also believed to alleviate migraines and benefit the overall health of the brain, eyes, ears, neck, lungs and throat. Turquoise is associated with clearing the third eye chakra, and  the throat chakra. 




The cool tanzanite blues and purples symbolize calmness and the ability to   soothe. Responsibility and reliability are also embodied by Blue, thus  transmitting security and confidence 

The name of this birthstone in December has very recent etymology and is  derived from its source small region in Tanzania's Merelani Hills. 

Actually, in no other place in the world, tanzanite is found, making this gemstone extremely unique and precious. 

The healing properties of tanzanite

Tanzanite shares many of the healing powers of turquoise, imparted to it by the color blue and its healing qualities. The immune system has been known to strengthen, the blood has been detoxified, and vitality has been increased. 
In addition to protection from the harmful side effects of medical or surgical  action, this December birthstone is often thought to facilitate the regeneration of cells, skin and hair.


Tanzanite is also effective for the treatment of psychological stress and  disorders and is useful for treating chronic sweating, relieving migraine  headaches, and helping to heal from alcoholism. In Feng Shui, the Chinese technique of organizing living space to optimize the flow of positive energy, Tanzanite has its location. To raise water energy (deep blue tanzanite) and fire energy (purple-blue) in the home, Feng shui prescribes the use of tanzanite. 
These energies promote relaxation and, respectively, stimulate excitement.

Prior to the 1912 jewelers of America JA birthstone list, bloodstone and ruby were considered December birthstones.

Zircon is an alternate birthstone for December

Zircon embodies balance, spiritual grounding and healing. Blue zircon is connected to happiness, prosperity and honor 

Zen Fact- 

Zircon is the oldest known mineral on Earth; some have been dated 4 billion years old.

The name zircon is of Arabic language origin meaning ‘jewel’. In Sanskrit this birthstone is called ‘rahuratna’

The healing properties of zircon

Zircon has also been considered useful in the prevention and treatment of 
  • Varicose veins
  • Blisters
  • Problems with the testicles 
and has been known since medieval times to improve sleep, bring prosperity,  and facilitate wisdom and honor to those wearing it.
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