What color is the December birthstone? There are actually two December birthstones: blue topaz and tanzanite!
Blue topaz is the primary (and more traditional) December birthstone. Topaz can come in many colors, including the infamous orange Imperial topaz named after the Old Russian Czars. However, only the blue variety of this gem is the true December birthstone. This gem is said to encourage fidelity and health from disease, and the cool blue hue matches a December winter quite nicely. Regal in nature, topaz was a favorite of royalty during the middle ages, and remains an accessory staple today.
December has a second birthstone: Tanzanite. This stone is relatively new and was only recently added as a birthstone option for December. It shines a deep, interesting mixture of purple and dark blue, and can only be found in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Some sources also list turquoise and zircon as December birthstones, giving even more options for you to choose from when it comes to celebrating this beautiful birthday month!
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