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Turquoise, Blue Topaz & Tanzanite: The Birthstones for December

The December birthstones celebrate their month with Tanzanite, Blue Topaz, or Turquoise. Tanzanite name derives from the East African state of Tanzania, the only place worldwide in which it has been found. The magnificent gemstone Tanzanite whose color runs from ultramarine blue to light violet-blue, is also referred to as ‘the gemstone of the 20th century. Tiffany & Co. was the first source to introduce the new gemstone to the world with a worldwide advertising campaign.

Turquoise is frequently found in all types of fashion accessories and apparels and iis a highly regarded ornament in the jewelry industry. The blue to Green mineral that is formed from hydrated copper aluminum phosphate and is one of the earliest gemstones ever mined, starting over 3,000 years ago in Persia, the country currently known as Iran. From Cleopatra to Alexander the Great, they have been enchanted by the magic of turquoise jewelry.