A birth stone is a gemstone that represents the person month of born. Anyone can wear birth stones as per their birth month in the form of jewelry or pendants. Every month represent the different birth stone and every gemstone has different appearance and qualities. Those people who are born in the last month December are lucky enough. For December month, there are three birthstones one is Zircon, second one is Turquoise and third one is Tanzanite. All three birthstones for December are varied from each other in looks and qualities.
No matter, which birthstone you’re looking to wear? All three are fascinating and add great style to wearer personality. From light, bright blues of the turquoise and wide range of hues of zircon and tanzanite, you’re sure to find the perfect birthstone for your jewellery.
Here' we will discuss about the December Month Birthstones- Zircon, Turquoise and Tanzanite.
History of December Birthstone- Zircon
Unbelievably, Zircon is one of the oldest known material on the earth. The oldest fragment of zircon birthstone is found in Australia years ago. Apart from Australia it’s also found in Brazil, Burma, Korea, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and others.
Physical Properties of the Zircon
There is another interesting thing in the zircon birthstone is that its physical properties are having a much wider range as compared to other gemstones. When it comes to appearance, zircon has a high refractive index and dispersion rating. That means stone reflects light in a better way, brilliance as same as diamond. Also, its known for changing colors when it is seen from different viewing angles.
How to Care and Clean Zircon?
Zircon is one of the birthstones for December comes in a wide variety of colors. You can clean a Zircon birthstone using a warm and soapy water. It’s good to avoid ultrasonic and steam cleaners for cleaning this beautiful birthstone.
History of December Birthstone- Turquoise
The best quality turquoise comes from Iran but in very small quantity. It is also founded in the Tibet, Mojave Desert of California, Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado and others. The Turquoise birthstone for December, It is popular from Victorian and Edwardian Eras. The “Turquoise” stone name means “stone from turkey”. The Turquoise birthstone is a symbol of good fortune, success and it’s believed that it relaxes the mind and save the wearer from any harm.
Physical Properties of Turquoise
Turquoise comes in a wide variety of shades. This birthstone for December is identified by the thin, intricate veins known as a matrix that run through it.
How to Clean and Care Turquoise?
Turquoise is much delicate as compared to other gemstones, it is cleaned in the same way as other birthstone cleaned and cared. This birthstone of December can be clean using warm water, little soap and soft cloth. Don’t use chemical cleaners and ultrasonic cleaners for Turquoise if you want to keep your birthstone charm as it is for a long time.
History of December Birthstone- Tanzanite
The first sample of Tanzanite was found 500 million years ago. The Tanzanite is different from other December birthstones that it only forms in Tanzania. Despite it was found in the late 1960s, tanzanite was not become the December birthstone until 2002. The American Gem Trade Association added tanzanite as the third December birthstone.
Physical Properties of Tanzanite
The color of Tanzanite is a deep and rich velvety blue, it becomes of the one of the popular birthstones because it can be cut in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Another thing that makes it a popular birthstone is that it’s much affordable as compared to other birthstones. Tanzanite Birthstone has a hardness of about 6.5 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. Tanzanite appearance varies when viewed under the alternate lighting conditions.
How to Clean and Care Tanzanite?
When it comes to cleaning and caring Tanzanite jewelry, you have two options, first to take it to the jewelry store for professional cleaning or second one you can clean by yourself at your place. If you decide to clean by yourself, then keep one thing in mind that Tanzanite birthstone is rare and delicate stone that can scratch or crack easily. You can clean the tanzanite using the warm water and little soap and don’t forget to handle with care while cleaning the stone.
These birthstones are an amazing gift for anyone who born in December. All 3 December birthstones are stunning in look and can be cut in almost any shape and size. If you’re looking for any kind of Diamond Jewelry or Gemstone Jewelry, feel free to explore our entire collection of finest Jewelry available at Rosec Jewels.