Monday, December 16, 2013

December Birthstones



Birthstones-Month of December 




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."


~ Tiffany & Co. published this poem and others for each month for the first time in a pamphlet in 1870. The author or authors are unknown.


Turquoise ring, raw Turquoise, uncut Blue Zircon, Blue Zircon and diamond pendant



Sun Signs: Sagittarius (Yellow Topaz, Turquoise) and ***Capricorn (Ruby, Garnet, Onyx)

15th- 20th century- Heliotrope, Ruby

U.S. (18th-19th century)- Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli

U.S. (*modern)- Blue Topaz, Turquoise, Blue Zircon, Tanzanite

Britain (modern)- Tanzanite, turquoise

Hindu-Topaz

Polished **Heliotrope, Faceted Black Onyx, Tanzanite Point, Unprocessed Garnet

***Some sources also list Jet and Lapis Lazuli as birthstones for Capricorn
**Helipotrope is also known as bloodstone

*The American, National Association of Jewelers met in Kansas and officially adopted a list which was and is used as the “modern” version of birthstones with very limited changes.

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  1. Well, no wonder I've been drawn to turquoise this month! :)

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  4. Wow, thank you for this! This will definitely aid our friends in looking for their birthstones in picking out some birthstone jewelry! I personally think Lapis is a very nice birthstone for December, although I do agree that the color of melted ice would suit a December-born lady perfectly.
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