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Thursday, December 2, 2010

December's Turquoise Blues...


"If cold December gave you birth
The month of snow and ice and mirth
Place on your hand a turquoise blue;
Success will bless whate'er you do."



If you are a December baby you have a great choice of stones to celebrate your "cold December" birth!


While the Traditional December Birthstones have long been Turquoise and Blue Zircon, the substitution of Blue Topaz for the hard to find Blue Zircon is a widely accepted practice.



But today, thanks in part to the Jewelry selling networks on television and internet access we are able to more readily find Blue Zircon...Great news for the purists out there!



...and in recent times there has been a push to add Tanzanite to the list of December alternative Birthstones.

Quite appropriately Tanzanite has long been used in Tanzania as a stone that represented new birth and is presented to new Mothers. So representing the month that gives birth to a new year seems logical!


Photos:
Turquoise Estate Necklace from Fay Cullen
Blue Topaz from John Dyer 53.68 ct Topaz StarBrite™ - Photography by Lydia Dyer
Erica Courtney's AGTA Award Winning Earrings - Photography by Robert Weldon
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