Turquoise, Tanzanite, or Zircon?
All three December birthstones share the color blue.
Each unique hue has its own distict luster and beauty.
The choice is yours . . .
The lore associated with Turquoise tells many interesting stories. "The Apache thought turquoise could be found by following a rainbow to its end. They also believed that attaching it to a bow or firearm made one’s aim more accurate. The Pueblo maintained that turquoise got its color from the sky, while the Hopi thought the gem was produced by lizards scurrying over the earth."
"The tanzanite birthstone is often described as “velvety,” mostly because of its deep and saturated color, which ranges from a pure rich blue to violet, with the blue considered most valuable."
"During the Middle Ages, this December birthstone, Zircon, was thought to lull one into a deep sleep and scare off evil spirits." "In the Hindu religion, Zircon is thought to protect the wearer and bring wealth, wisdom, and good health."