Birth Stone for December

Birthstones are gemstones that accompany a birth month. Each stone portrays special meaning and significance, further said to date back to ancient times where they were believed to have special powers.

Today, we use two different birthstone charts, traditional and modern. The traditional birthstone chart was inspired by the 12 gemstones on the breastplate of the High Priest of the Israelites, in the Bible. While the modern chart was created by the National Association of Jewellers in 1912.

December is a month with three different birthstones, apart from June and August. This month’s birthstone is turquoise, on the traditional chart, while tanzanite and zircon on the modern chart.

December Birthstone

December Birthstone - Turquoise

The most traditional December birthstone is turquoise. This stone comes in a range of greenish blue shades and was originally discovered in Ancient Persia. This is one of the oldest gemstones, having been admired for centuries.

Turquoise was said to possess multiple powers, such as providing health and fortune to wearers. It is also considered a national treasure in certain countries and believed to protect wearers from evil. Today, this birthstone is said to provide peace and luck to its wearers.

If turquoise is your birthstone, it is said that you will have prosperity and rebirth in your future. Turquoise also possesses various healing properties, such as helping with breathing difficulties, infections and improve vision.

Whether you are looking for a birthday present for someone born in December or a gift for a special occasion, a turquoise gemstone jewellery can make for a unique gift. 

Birth stone December
Birth stone of December

December Birthstone - Tanzanite

Tanzanite is one of the newer birthstones in December, and only recently discovered in the 20th century.

This stone has a deep colour, ranging from rich blue to violet, and is admired for its trichroic pleochroism — the ability to show 3 different colours depending on the angle viewed. It is also said to breakdown negativity and stimulate manifestation.

December Birthstone - Zircon

Another gemstone in the modern birthstone chart is the zircon. While this stone comes in various colours, the blue zircon variety tends to be the stone most associated with December.

This stone was said to help ward off evil spirits and aid in sleep, while being a prized gem in the Victorian era. Today, the gem is typically associated with confidence and wisdom.

Birth stone December
Birth stone of December

Turquoise - Birthstone Gift for December

As turquoise has various symbolism and meanings associated with it, it makes for a meaningful gift for any occasion. Birthstone jewellery is also becoming increasingly popular, as these gems are said to bring luck and fortune to those who wear it.

So, why not consider getting a birthstone jewellery for a loved one?

Each month, we will be launch a new birthstone necklace, consisting of a birthstone pendant and a matching birthflower. Similar to birthstones, birthflowers are flowers that are associated with a certain month. These flowers are also associated with various meanings and symbolism, which has been assigned by the language of flowers.

December birth flower
December birthflower

Birth Flower of December Gift Ideas

December’s birthflower is the narcissus, and is said to symbolise innocence and change.

Thus, this month’s birthstone necklace will include a turquoise pendant and a matching narcissus petal crafted from a real flower.

Although we may not get to see our loved ones as much as we hope, a birthstone necklace can be a special way to show them how much they mean to you.

Birth Stone Chart - Birth Stone of the Month

Here is the birthstone chart based on the month in which you were born!  

MonthBirthstone
Meanings
January
Garnet
Trust, friendship, protection
February
AmethystBalance, wisdom, healing, courage
March
AquamarineProtection, tranquillity, hope, health
April
Crystal or DiamondInner strength, purity, positivity
May
EmeraldLove, rebirth, health, patience
June
Pearl / MoonstoneBalance, prosperity, calming
July
RubyPassion, kindness, dignity
August
PeridotHealth, creativity, strength, love
September
SapphireHealing, protection, clarity, wisdom
October
Rose QuartzLove, healing, spirituality, peace
November
CitrineAbundance, clarity, joy, strength
December
TurquoisePeace, luck, prosperity, rebirth