Birthstones

December Birthstone


"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."

December Birthstone - Properties of the Turquoise
For those who were born in the month of December the Turquoise is the traditional birthstone. The December birthstone poem reflects some of the properties with which the Turquoise is associated - prosperity, success, happiness and good fortune.

The Traditional Metaphysical Properties for the December Birthstone Turquoise are open communication, protection against all diseases, regeneration, and strengthening.

 The healing properties of the December birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to the throat, lungs, asthma, teeth, depression. and infection. The Turquoise is also used to enhance creativity, serenity and spiritual bonding.

December Birthstone - Where are Turquoise found?
The popular December Birthstone of the Turquoise is found in the following countries:

  • Iran, United States, Africa, Australia, Siberia, and Europe.

December Birthstone - the Color of the Turquoise
The traditional color associated with the Turquoise is the sky blue color and was strongly favored as a popular gem in Victorian jewelry. The meaning of colors through the ages represented many aspects of life. Social, religious, biblical and Christian symbolism were all reflected in the color turquoise. The symbolic meaning of the color turquoise represents the life cycle of birth, old age and death, due to its ability to change color with ageing. The December birthstone is not just confined to the sky blue color, Turquoise can be found in blue green through various shades of green including apple green to greenish and yellowish gray.

Definition of the Turquoise, the December Birthstone
Definition of Turquoise, the December birth stone: The word Turquoise is derived from the Greek word "Turkois" which means "Turkish" so called because it was first brought from Turkey. Turquoise is a blue to gray green mineral consisting of copper aluminum phosphate. Turquoise is the only gemstone belonging to the phosphates family. It is a hydrous phosphate of aluminum with a small percentage of copper which gives it the blue coloring. When associated with iron the color tends to be greenish. Blue turquoise is valued as a gemstone.

December Birth stone - the History of the Turquoise
For those who were born in the month of December the Turquoise is the traditional birthstone. The history, myths, legends and folklore surrounding the magical properties of different birthstones have been handed down through the ages and from different civilisations. This subject has been documented separately in the History of Birthstones section which can be accessed by the link at the top of the page.

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