December Birthstones: Blue Topaz, Tanzanite, Turquoise and Zircon

December Birthstones: Blue Topaz, Tanzanite, Turquoise and Zircon

Check out EK Jewelers in Gillette, Wyoming for all your jewelry needs. We can create a custom piece in any of these December birthstones that are sure to stun your loved one.

There are some lucky ladies who are born in December, as they have claim to three gorgeous gemstones: Blue Topaz, Tanzanite, Turquoise and Zircon. From the blue to bluish purple of tanzanite, to the intense blue and green of turquoise, to the rainbow varieties of topaz and zircon – there’s a color for everyone. And if blue is your favorite color, all four of these December birthstones have their own unique take on this hue. 


Blue Topaz

The blue topaz has often reminded those who admire it of a clear blue lake on a summer afternoon. Fitting, since this stone has been known to have cooling properties to ancient civilizations. It has been said to be a symbol of fidelity and love, and is said to help calm hot tempers, cure insanity, improve weakened vision, relieve asthma attacks, and help with insomnia. 


Topaz actually has an exceptionally wide color range that, besides brown, includes various tones and saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple. Find some blue topaz available at EK Jewelers. 



Tanzanite was discovered in 1967 by a Masai tribesman who stumbled upon a cluster of highly transparent, intense violet-to-blue crystals weathering out of the earth in Merelani, Tanzania. Originally the stones were thought to be a new sapphire deposit, instead it was one of the newest of the world’s gemstones. It was eventually named tanzanite in honor of the country it was found in.


The instant popularity of the blue-to-violet gemstone was tied to its vivid color, high clarity, and potential for large cut stones. Tanzanite is said to be a stone of transformation that can help dissolve old patterns of disease and karma. It’s also the gemstone for the 24th wedding anniversary.



Since ancient times, cultures around the world have admired turquoise. The earliest comes from Egyptian tombs, which contain elaborate turquoise jewelry dating back to 3000 BCE. Egyptians set turquoise in gold necklaces and rings, used it as inlay, carved it into scarabs, and adorned themselves with turquoise, like King Tutankhamun. Egyptians called turquoise mefkat, which meant “joy” and “delight.” And, Apache Native Americans believed that attaching turquoise to weapons improved a hunter’s accuracy.


Turquoise is known as the stone of cleansing. The stone is prized for its intense color, from sky blue to a paler sky blue, to greenish blue, or pale green. 



Zircon is an historical gemstone used for thousands of years. The gemstone is found in a wide range of colors, and possesses great brilliance, fire and clarity: red, orange, yellow, brown, green and blue, and colorless. 


During the Middle Ages, Zircon was thought to lull one into a deep sleep and scare off evil spirits. The gem is also said to protect the wearer and bring wealth, wisdom and good health.


The Gemological Institute of America Inc. has a wealth of information about December birthstones that you can read here >>> 


Whatever your color, style or budget preferences are, EK Jewelers can help you pick the right stone for your loved one. If you’re shopping for a December birthday girl, Blue Topaz, Tanzanite,  Turquoise, and Zircon jewelry is a must buy! Consider elegant Blue Topaz or Tanzanite earrings, a gorgeous Blue Zircon ring, or a Turquoise pendant. 


Check out EK Jewelers in Gillette, Wyoming for all your jewelry needs. We can create a custom piece in any of these December birthstones that are sure to stun your loved one.


To find your loved one a stunning ring, necklace, bracelet or pair of earrings, stop into EK Jewelers at 217 S. Gillette Avenue or contact us at 307.363.4010 or [email protected].


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