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What is the Birthstone for December?
Giving a piece of jewelry containing a birthstone gem will bring the wearer with good luck and protection. Monthly birthstones symbolize the month of birth according to the Gregorian Calendar. What is the Birth stone for December? The following old poem provides the answer! And this page provides some information about the meaning of the December gem stone, the color, symbolism and significance of this lovely birth stone:
December Birthstone poem – the Turquoise
“If cold December gave you birth
The month of snow and ice and mirth
Place on your hand a turquoise blue
Success will bless whate’er you do.”
December Birthstone – Properties of the Turquoise
For those who were born in the month of December the Turquoise is the traditional birthstone. The December birthstone poem reflects some of the properties with which the Turquoise is associated – prosperity, success, happiness and good fortune. The Traditional Metaphysical Properties for the December Birthstone Turquoise are open communication, protection against all diseases, regeneration, and strengthening. The healing properties of the December birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to the throat, lungs, asthma, teeth, depression. and infection. The Turquoise is also used to enhance creativity, serenity and spiritual bonding.
December Birthstone Zodiac Sign
The twelve Zodiac signs are an astrological version of birthstones in addition to the twelve calendar months. The December birthstone of the Turquoise is considered to be the birthstone for Sagittarius (The sign of the Archer) and relate to those born between November 23 – December 21. The Zodiac sign of Sagittarius also responds to Topaz, Beryl, Blue Topaz, Blue Zircon, Ruby, Lapis Lazuli and Citrine.
December Birthstone – Where are Turquoise found?
The popular December Birthstone of the Turquoise is found in the following countries:
Iran, United States, Africa, Australia, Siberia, and Europe.
December Birthstone – the Color of the Turquoise
The traditional color associated with the Turquoise is the sky blue color and was strongly favored as a popular gem in Victorian jewelry. The meaning of colors through the ages represented many aspects of life. Social, religious, biblical and Christian symbolism were all reflected in the color turquoise. The symbolic meaning of the color turquoise represents the life cycle of birth, old age and death, due to its ability to change color with ageing. The December birthstone is not just confined to the sky blue color, Turquoise can be found in blue green through various shades of green including apple green to greenish and yellowish gray.
Definition of the Turquoise, the December Birthstone
Definition of Turquoise, the December birth stone: The word Turquoise is derived from the Greek word “Turkois” which means “Turkish” so called because it was first brought from Turkey. Turquoise is a blue to gray green mineral consisting of copper aluminum phosphate. Turquoise is the only gemstone belonging to the phosphates family. It is a hydrous phosphate of aluminum with a small percentage of copper which gives it the blue coloring. When associated with iron the color tends to be greenish. Blue turquoise is valued as a gemstone.
December Birth stone – the History of the Turquoise
For those who were born in the month of December the Turquoise is the traditional birthstone. The history, myths, legends and folklore surrounding the magical properties of different birthstones have been handed down through the ages and from different civilisations. This subject has been documented separately in the History of Birthstones section which can be accessed by the link at the top of the page.
Topaz gemstone meaning
Topaz is one of the twelve breastplate stones of the High Priest referred to in the Book of Exodus. The breastplate stones are considered sacred to twelve mighty angels who guard the gates to Paradise.
Silver Topaz is colorless and untreated. Colorless topaz is often irradiated and heat treated to form blue topaz. Silver Topaz is also called “white topaz”.
Silver or White topaz:
- Increases your awareness of thoughts and deeds and the karmic effects of these
- Purifies emotions as well as actions
- Activates cosmic awareness
- Removes stagnant energy
Topaz is a soothing, empathetic stone that will direct energy to the place it is most needed. It heals and energizes. Topaz is a promoter of truth and forgiveness. Use it to find your own path.
Sources of Topaz
Topaz can be found in Brazil, USA, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, former USSR, Australia, Tasmania, Pakistan, Mexico, Japan and Africa.
BULGARI “Between Eternity and History”
BVLGARI ‘Between Eternity And History’ - From 1884-2009 - 125 Years of Italian Jewels
Exhibition: Rome, Italy: 22 May 2009 – 13 September 2009
Palazzo delle Esposizioni presents a landmark show devoted to the jewelry of Bulgari which marks the 125th anniversary of the opening of the first store in Rome in 1884. It is an event that is extremely significant for Italian decorative arts, in particular, for the history of jewelry , inasmuch as it makes it possible to survey the evolution of European jewelry through the production of one of the leading jewelers in the world.
By bringing together nearly five hundred objects created between 1884 and 2009, the exhibition intends to illustrate the origin and success of an absolutely distinctive style and, at the same time, celebrate the extraordinary technical and creative quality of the famous Roman maison.
Articulated in chronological and thematic sections in the eight monumental galleries of the piano nobile, the exhibition begins with a display of silver artefacts manufactured by the founder of the firm, Sotirio Bulgari, a Greek silversmith who settled in Rome in 1881. The following section is dedicated to the splendid diamond-set jewels in Art Déco style, which clearly illustrate the success the maison had achieved in the field of jewelry by the 1930s when the second generation of Bulgari, Giorgio and Costantino, succeeded Sotirio in running the firm. The exhibition continues with the most representative examples of the 1940s and 1950s, which were still stylistically influenced by the Parisian jewelry in vogue at the time, and then leads the visitor to the creative turning point of the 1960s. The jewelry here, marked by compact, rounded shapes and an abundant use of coloured gemstones in surprising and unusual combinations, reveals the beginning of a distinctive new style that coincides with the arrival of the third generation of Bulgari, that of Gianni, Nicola and Paolo. The extremely eclectic and original creations of the 1970s, ranging from jewelry evocative of the Indian tradition to that inspired by Pop Art, then develop into the innovative and daring designs of the 1980s and 1990s.
The central rotunda of Palazzo delle Esposizioni, the visitor’s final destination, is entirely dedicated to the most precious and exclusive creations of the new millennium which testify the continuing success of Bulgari, now under the guidance of Francesco Trapani of the fourth generation. Here, a diamond necklace of incomparable beauty and overwhelming economic value represents the most spectacular conclusion possible.
The exhibition devotes special attention to some of the most significant themes of the Bulgari style such as: coins mounted in jewelry, serpent motifs, the so-called Tubogas and the BVLGARI logo used as a decorative element. An entire section is dedicated to the Dolce Vita and the company’s close ties with the film industry of the 1950s and 1960s. For the first time ever, visitors will be able to admire the spectacular jewels worn by such great film stars as Ingrid Bergman, Gina Lollobrigida, Sophia Loren, Anna Magnani, as well as other celebrities, along with photographs and film clips. An entire room will be reserved for the extraordinary Bulgari collection belonging to Elizabeth Taylor: enormous emeralds and sapphires in magnificent diamond surrounds characterize the celebrated jewels of her love story with Richard Burton.
Approximately two hundred and fifty items in the exhibition are part of the Bulgari Vintage Collection (a retrospective collection not for sale) while the jewels that come from private collections are on display here for the first time.
This extraordinary exhibition is complemented by a richly illustrated catalogue of 376 pages, which is available in Italian, English and French.
BRACELETS, SKULL BRACELETS, FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS, CHARMS AND STACKED BRACELETS buy now for Christmas!
Great jewellery buys for Christmas, stacked up friendship bracelets and collect and stack ! Please ask for deals on 3 or more.