December Dazzle!

DECEMBER BIRTHSTONES

The two birthstones associated with December are Tanzanite and Turquoise.

Tanzanite

Discovered in the late 1960s in Tanzania, and found exclusively in this tiny area of the world, tanzanite exhibits a rich violet-blue color for which the gemstone is treasured; often it is heat-treated to achieve this color.  Colors range from blue to purple, and tanzanites that are medium dark in tone, vivid in saturation, and slightly violet blue command premium prices.  As tanzanite can be less expensive than sapphire, it often was purchased as an alternative.  However, it has increased in popularity and now is valued more for its own beauty and brilliance than as a sapphire substitute.

Tanzanite

Turquoise

The name turquoise, from the French expression Pierre tourques or Turkish stone, originated in the thirteenth century and describes one of the oldest known gemstones. Turquoise varies in color from greenish blue, through robin’s egg-blue, to sky blue shades and its transparency ranges from translucent  to opaque. Turquoise is plentiful and is available in a wide range of sizes. It is most often used for beads, cabochons, carvings, and inlays. Although its popularity fluctuates in fashion, it is a perennial favorite in the American Southwest.

Turquoise

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Here are some stunning December pieces our talented jewelry has hand crafted!

Tanzanite Ring, Diamond Ring, Tanzanite and Diamond Ring | LDR01310
Tanzanite Ring, Diamond Ring, Tanzanite and Diamond Ring | LDR01310
Tanzanite Necklace, Tanzanite and Diamond Necklace, Necklace | NEC01127
Tanzanite Necklace, Tanzanite and Diamond Necklace, Necklace | NEC01127
Pear Cut Tanzanite Ring, Tanzanite and Diamond Ring, Yellow Gold Ring | 10517
Pear Cut Tanzanite Ring, Tanzanite and Diamond Ring, Yellow Gold Ring | 10517
Round Cabochon Turquoise Ring | LDR01981
Round Cabochon Turquoise Ring | LDR01981

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