The Tremendous Turquoise, the Zesty Zircon, and the Touching Tanzanite: The Birthstones of December

The month of December brings with it the season of giving. All the more reason to celebrate if you were born in this festive month. The birthstones for the last month of the year are turquoise, zircon, and tanzanite. These three usually share a very rich deep blue color.

According to the expertise of Nava Zahavi, Turquoise promotes healing and protects the wearer from negative energy. Zircon is said to represent hope, innocence, and purity and is known for its brilliance and sparkle. And lastly, Tanzanite symbolizes intellect and the heart – a balance of intuition and intelligence.

What are some popular colors for Turquoise, Zircon, and Tanzanite?

Turquoise is often described as blue-green, but it ranges from pale sky blue to rich greenish-blue. The most prized turquoise is an intense “robin’s egg blue” color often found in high-quality jewelry.  However some other colors are:
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Brown
  • Black
For Zircon, the variety of colors include blue, green, red, and yellow. Its shade of gold and green are among the most popular ones. However, it can also be colorless and when colored and polished, it even resembles diamonds!
Tanzanite is prized for its beautiful violet-blue color, which can range from pale to deep blue. It is also a relatively soft stone, making it easy to cut and shape into jewelry.

A Short History and Usage of Turquoise, Zircon, and Tanzanite

Turquoise is a semiprecious stone whose name comes from the French word for "turquoise," which means "Turkish stone." The stone was first mined in Persia and Egypt and then later in the American Southwest. In ancient times, it was thought to have magical powers and was used as a talisman to protect against evil spirits. 
In the Middle Ages, it was believed to cure diseases of the liver and increase strength and courage. So it is a popular gift to give to someone who is going through something difficult or taking an important step in life.

On the other hand, Zircon is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used for centuries in a variety of applications. It gets its name from the Persian word “zarigun,” meaning “gold-colored.” It is found all over the world but was first discovered in 1801 by French mineralogist Jean Baptiste de Lamarck. 

Lastly, Tanzanite is a blue-violet variety of the mineral zoisite and is only found in Tanzania. It was first discovered in 1967 by a Maasai tribesman who was looking for diamonds. The stone was named after its place of origin, Tanzania.

Popular Jewelry Combinations for Turquoise and Zircon

1. Turquoise and Rubies

Think of opposites attract. The combination of cool tones of topaz with warm red rubies creates excellent contrast and can make any outfit pop. The Nava Zahavi Ruby Turquoise Necklace is here to prove that elegance can exist with sharply contrasting features.

2. Turquoise with Greenish hues and Gold

Green and gold when paired together reflect how precious our earth is. This Nava Zahavi Turquoise Bliss Bracelet evokes feelings of connection with nature and promotes goodwill and peace for every viewer.

3. Orange Zircon with complementary Blue Gemstones

Orange and blue are complementary colors. They make each other pop and when paired with a touch of gold, they reflect the water and the sun. The Nava Zahavi Hessonite shine Necklace brings together this combination in a charming manner.


4. White Zircon and Gold

Think of glamor and the stars. While diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, white zircons are no less. The Nava Zahavi Dancing white Necklace is proof that gold and white together can create a timeless charm and transform even an ordinary outfit into a dazzling ball gown.

5. Tanzanite, Gold and Silver

The rich blue of Tanzanite creates a dramatic effect when paired with regal gold and silver. This Nava Zahavi Deep Tanzanite Ring will connect you with your inner self, thanks to this mysterious trio.



So for the holiday season, your birthday or the new year – pick Turquoise, Zircon or Tanzanite. You can also go with all three if you want elegant items in your wardrobe. 
Each of these stones has its own unique beauty and meaning. Whether you are looking for a gift for a loved one or for yourself, birthstones make a wonderful choice indeed.