December Birthstone

Variations of December Birthstone

There are two gems chosen to be the December Birthstone. The first gem is the blue topaz. This looks very similar to the aquamarine but darker. The clarity is virtually transparent. The blue color resembles the water. Old myths state this gem has cooling powers. People used to believe this gem could cool an entire pot of boiling water. It was also used to cool tempers. People who would have high tempers would hold these gems and feel calm almost instantly. Using these gems as a gift shows the recipient signs of love and fidelity. The other gemstone used for the December birthstone is the turquoise stone. This was one of the first gemstones to be used in jewelry. It is named after the country that first brought it to Europe, Turkey. It used to considered a protective stone from all evil things. This gemstone is not transparent at all. It is a blue/green stone with black speckles and markings. A gift with this gemstone represents friendship and luck.

December Birthstone Jewelry

The December birthstone can be used to create unique pieces of jewelry. When you find blue topaz jewelry, you can use these pieces as classic accessories. The turquoise gems are used more for a fashion statement. The bold color of these gems will turn heads no matter where you go. A blue topaz and diamond ring is a great way to show someone you love them. A turquoise ring is meant more to add color to a boring outfit. Both gem stones will look great in all versions of jewelry. You can find necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets for both of these precious stones. The necklaces with the turquoise stone are sometimes considered gaudy but are great for loud accessories. Both of these stones will dress up a little black dress or any other plain outfit.