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The Birthstone of December: the Turquoise

December 15, 2017/ BY Frank van Poorten

One of the most beautiful minerals is the green-blue Turquoise. For Native Americans, this stone is sacred. It would guide you on your spiritual path. The Turquoise is often blue/green, clear green or sky blue. It is connected to the throat chakra. Turquoises are quite rare and there are many fake ones circulating. Since it is such a beloved stone, other stones are often painted blue in the hope that people buy then as Turquoises.

The Turquoise stands for:

  • Balance
  • Inner peace
  • Calming body and mind
  • Insight
  • Creativity
  • Empathy
  • Love
  • Expelling depression, mood swings and panic attacks
  • Protection against negative energy

real and fake turquoises on wooden table close up

The turquoise provides inner peace. It calms body and soul during hectic or stressful times. The stone helps to relax and reflect on the beautiful things in life. Those who can use a moment of peace and relaxation can hold the stone for a brief while. By being in contact with a turquoise, you can relax more easily. With this stone, you can feel the stress sliding off you.

The turquoise and December

December is the winter- and Christmas month and is also called the dark month. The name ‘December’ comes from the Latin word Decem which means ‘ten’. Before the modern-day calendar, a year had only ten months. December, the tenth month, was the last. The sky blue variant of the turquoise would best suit the month of December. Later on, two months were added: July and August. These are named after the Roman Emperors Julius Cesar and Augustus.

real and fake turquoises on wooden table far away

The Turquoise as a gem and in jewelry

The turquoise is named after its own color. This color is widely used in clothing, houses and fashion items. The stone would also have medicinal gifts such as described above. This is one of the reasons it is so popular. According to the color experts, the characteristic blue-green color stands for deep sympathy and compassion. But because the stone is a combination of two colors, it also stands for love, peace, authority, truth, future and adaptability.

Turquoises are sold in many different ways. You can get them in a bracelet, a necklace or a pendant. However, rough stones are also very popular. This makes a turquoise a suitable gift for someone who has his or her birthday in December. Are you looking for a more sparkling (December) gift? Take a look at our diamond jewelry to get inspired or come to see all our items in real life.

turquoise necklace on rock

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