December Birthstones for the Holidays: Gift Guide #3

Tanzanite, Blue Zircon, Turquoise
December’s Birthstones: Tanzanite, Blue Zircon, and Turquoise
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All three December birthstones have one thing in common: the color blue. Turquoise, Zircon and Tanzanite are recognized as the official birthstones for the last month of the year, so jewelry stores and online resources are fully stocked with beautiful blue gems for birthday and holiday gift-giving.

Ariel Gordon Turquoise Studs
Ariel Gordon Turquoise Studs, $425. Photo Courtesy of
Turquoise Necklace by Ralph Lauren
Turquoise Necklace by Ralph Lauren at, $125.99

With the help of our friends at National Jeweler, we’ve rounded up some special jewelry pieces featuring December birthstones. We’ve included a mix of high-end jewels and more affordable gifts – something for everyone this holiday season.

According to National Jeweler:

  • Turquoise ranges from greenish-blue to robin’s egg blue to sky blue. It is believed to bring serenity, peace and inner calm to its wearer.
Zircon Ring
Zircon Ring, $306.24, available at
  • Zircon is available in a wide range of colors, but blue Zircons are most popular right now. Zircons are thought to harmonize a person’s goals and dreams with reality.
Alexandra Mor Tanzanite Ring
Alexandra Mor Tanzanite Ring,
  • Tanzanite ranges from blue to purple, with the vividly saturated violet-blue stones being the most valuable. Available only from one source, Tanzania, Tanzanite is the rarest of the December birthstones. It is believed to provide balance in one’s life.
Zircon and Diamond Pendant by Spark Creations, Stuller's Tanzanite and Diamond Earrings in 14K White Gold
Zircon and Diamond Pendant by Spark Creations, $8,633. Stuller’s Tanzanite and Diamond Earrings in 14K White Gold $513.
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Here are a few jewelry care tips from Connoisseurs on how to clean Turquoise, Tanzanite and Zircon jewelry.

Happy Hanukkah from all your friends at OBJ!

Source: Adapted from December Birthstone Baubles, by Brecken Branstrator, National Jeweler, December 2, 2015


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