Happy Birthday to everyone born in December!

You must be special because you have three birthstones:  Turquoise, Zircon, and Tanzanite

Tanzanite color ranges from blue to purple.  This gemstone was discovered in 1967 and is found only in Tanzania at the foot of Mount Kilmanjaro.  It’s rarity, beauty, and popularity resulted in it being the first gemstone added to the birthstone list since 1912.

Zircon exists in a variety of colors including blue, green, red, yellow, brown, and all colors in between.  Colorless Zircon was used as a diamond imitation.  This gemstone was thought to relieve pain and aid in sleep.

Turquoise is most often associated with Native American jewelry and their ceremonial dress. Its opaque light blue color with dark veins of material make it easily recognizable, but can also be dark blue or blue-green. This gemstone was thought to be a holy stone and source of good fortune.

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