December: Blue, Blue, Blue Christmas
It’s normal for there to be multiple birthstones for a month, but December is a standout for having all blue birthstones. Turquoise, tanzanite, topaz and zircon are all known for their best-loved blue hues. While blue gemstones are popular year-round (sapphires especially), and most easily associated with summer, the December birthstones send a strong message that they are a stunning winter accessory also.
We would argue that one of the reasons blue is the secret weapon for winter jewelry is because everyone is drawn to warm tones during this season. When red lips, caramel coloured sweaters and gold holiday decor are staples, cool and rich blues make an unexpected yet appealing contrast. While grey and silver are also cool colours that are prevalent in the winter, blue is a much more emotional colour (scientifically proven to have connotations of calm and trust) while being just as elegant.and zircon are all known for their best-loved blue hues. While blue gemstones are popular year-round (sapphires especially), and most easily associated with summer, the December birthstones send a strong message that they are a stunning winter accessory also.
Now, if you’re considering one of the December birthstones as a birthday or Christmas gift, here is the breakdown between the four
- Turquoise: This lighter blue-green stone was historically worn in royal jewelry and embedded in weapons for the belief in its power to protect the owner and bring success. A vibrant sky blue is the most valuable, but of course, buyers can prefer any shade. A favourite with creatives, turquoise jewelry is also associated with encouraging a calm mind.
- Tanzanite: This gorgeous gemstone can be found in light to deep royal blues that can look very similar to sapphires. They are special since, as theirname implies, they are only found in Tanzania. Having only been discovered in the late 60s and immediately popularized by Tiffany and Co., tanzanites are limited in supply and estimated to run out in as little as three decades.
- Topaz: Fitting the spirit of the season, the topaz represents love and affection. When given as a gift, blue topaz symbolizes a promise of faithful love. If the birthday person is going through a season where they need mental and physical strength, the topaz is believed to heighten these exact areas.
- Zircon: One of the few gemstones beautiful enough to serve as a diamond alternative, zircons can be clear or found in a variety of colours, but blue is its most popular form. Historically believed to treat insomnia and bring good luck, zircons are currently used to channel confidence and aid goals and dreams into manifesting.
We hope that this article has put blue gemstones on your radar as a winter power accessory. Come by and visit to see our in-store selection of turquoise, tanzanite, topaz and zircon jewelry.
Top Image: tanzanite and diamond pendant on white gold necklace.
Bottom Image: oval turquoise in 18K yellow gold ring.