It’s hard to believe that this is my final post in the Birthstone series. I hope each of you have enjoyed learning more about your birthstones and others as well. While my passion is creating one of a kind pieces, I also truly enjoy sharing my knowledge on the industry. With all that being said, its time to go out with a bang, and introduce all THREE of December’s blue birthstones: Tanzanite, Turquoise, and ZIrcon.
This truly one-of-a-kind gemstone can only be found in one place on Earth: the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. Its vibrant blue and purple tones make it even more special. Tanzanite was named by Tiffany & Co after the country it is mined in, and the jeweler originally advertised with a campaign stating the gem could only be found in two places: Tanzania and Tiffany’s.
Crystal Meanings and Healing Powers of Tanzanite
Considered one of the most powerful crystals for spiritual explorations, Tanzanite has been said to bring together the powers of communication. Its high energy allows for deep meditation, protection, and uniting the mind and heart. For the body, it is a calming and soothing stone, best known for helping overcome communication issues and solving problems in a practical manner.
Turquoise is among one of the oldest known gemstones, and a Hermosa favorite. Worn by Egyptian Pharaohs, Native Americans, and modern day women, this stone has stood the test of time around the globe for centuries.Among the Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Chinese, Aztecs and Incas of South America, and Native North Americans, the radiant stone was sacred for power, luck, and protection. The different hues of blue and intensity make each stone unique and versatile. It can be found in different regions around the world, but many go to the Southwest region of the United States to get one of a kind pieces.
Crystal Meanings and Healing Powers of Turquoise
Turquoise has been long been known as a stone of strength and power, as well as wisdom and nobility. It promotes leadership and equality between men and women, especially in the workplace, and has been said to help with writer’s block. For the body, Turquoise is a strengthener, aiding in depression, exhaustion, and anxiety. It enhances the immune system, helps with ear nose and throat problems, and aids the respiratory system.
Considered the alternative birthstone of December, this sky-blue stone has often been used as a fill-in when other stones are not available. During the middle-ages, the gem was used as a sleep aid, and thought to bring prosperity to its owner. Zircon is mainly mined in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Australia, but can be found in other countries as well.
Crystal Meanings and Healing Powers of Zircon
Zircon is believed to bring joy and enthusiasm to the owner’s life and the surrounding people. It is also thought to bring peace and stability during traumatic times, with many people believing it can heal bad breakups and help one move forward. For the body, Zircon eases vertigo and insomnia, and is thought to be helpful in treating muscle and bone disorders.
Happy Birthday to all the December babies!