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.