December babies get the frost, often blue, pick of Zircon, Tanzanite and Turquoise. Each gemstone is unique while they all display various shades of blue.
- Can only be found at Mount Kilimanjaro and so is named after East African state of Tanzania.
- Tiffany & Co. were among the first to debut the stone shortly after it was renamed from “blue zoisite“
- White, Colorless, Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Pink, Purple, Gray
- Emits “fire” (multicolored flashes) similar to that of a diamond and so colorless Zircon is often a diamond imitation stone
- Colorless Zircon is “called “Matara” zircon after a city in Sri Lanka near where it is mined” (GIA)
- Historically popular with Pharoahs and Native Americans
- Most commonly known for its robin’s egg blue color
- A rather soft material, most turquoise is treated with wax to make it sturdier