Happy December Birthday! – Zircon, Tanzanite and Turquoise

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

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  • 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)

read more on Zircon: GIA | minerals.net



  • 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

read more on Turquoise: wixon jewelersgemstone.org  | GIA