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
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 name of this birthstone in December has a very recent etymology and is derived from its source - a 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
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
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
- Varicose veins
- Problems with the testicles