If you’re lucky enough to celebrate a December birthday, there are three birthstones available. Tanzanite, Turquoise and Zircon all represent December.
Each year, we create many amazing jewellery designs to feature December’s Birthstones, set with either Tanzanite, Turquoise or Blue Zircon. Within this guide, we reveal the true meaning and beauty of December’s birthstones.
What is Tanzanite? Rather interestingly, this incredible gemstone derives from the mineral Zoisite. Tanzanite exists in a variety of shades ranging from blue to violet. To explain, the colouration occurs due to the presence of Vanadium within the mineral. As the name suggests, Tanzanite originates from Tanzania—a gemstone prized for its amazing colour and rarity. The crystalline trichroism causes the blue to violet colouration to vary in different situations. When mined, most Tanzanite has a brown tinge, removed by heat treatment to enhance the prevailing…