Birthstone for December - Turquoise
Turquoise is the traditional birthstone of those born in December & is perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history. It is a stone of protection, strong & opaque, soothing to the touch, healing to the eye. Its unique shade of blue, often blue-green, lends it name, Turquoise, to all things of this tranquil hue. The delicate veining or mottled webbing in cream or brown is inherent to the stone & serves to enhance its character. For thousands of years, Turquoise has spanned all cultures, prized as a symbol of wisdom, nobility & the power of immortality. Among the Ancient Egyptians, Persians & Chinese, Aztecs & Incas of South America & Native North Americans, Turquoise was sacred in its adornment for power, luck & protection.