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December Birthstones

Have you ever wondered what your birthstone means? If so, you’re not alone. Most people feel a strong affinity with their birthstone, but are not entirely sure of the stone’s origins. According to scholars, birthstones began with the Breastplate of Aaron, as described in the Book of Exodus in the Bible. According to legend, the Breastplate boasted twelve unique gemstones that represented the twelve tribes of Israel. Although birthstones are said to have religious roots, modern tradition dictates that the stones are assigned according to birth month. Scholar Flavius Josephus first realized the connection between the twelve stones in the Breastplate of Aaron and the twelve zodiac signs. Since the discovery, birthstones have become a cherished tradition.

An Interesting List with a Twist

Although most people don’t know the origins of the stone for their month, the situation is especially confusing for people born in December because there are three stones to choose from. December babies are left with an impossibly delightful choice for birthstones: Zircon, Tanzanite, or Turquoise. (Tweet)

In 1912, the National Association of Jewelers defined the modern day list of birthstones, and to date, the list has remained unchanged. However, there are a few oddities on the list because people born in December are not the only ones with more than one to choose from. June, October, and November all have two official gemstones. Interestingly enough, the months with multiple gemstones all have gemstones that boast similar colors. For example, November’s stones are Topaz and Citrine and both gemstones are a deep, stunning orange. December’s stones are all blue, and although the blues range in hue, they are all a variation of the same color.

The Beauty of Tanzanite

The stones for December are undoubtedly beautiful and meaningful in their own right, but this year, we are particularly fond of Tanzanite. Known for it’s deep and penetrating blue hue, Tanzanite is the perfect gemstone to wear when you want to make a splash. There is nothing shy or timid about the stone’s rich color and long-standing popularity.

Although stunning, some people can feel intimidated by the gemstone’s dark hue. Whether you were born in December or are simply looking for some ways to incorporate new colorful accessories into your wardrobe, the following list of ideas will ensure that you get started correctly.

A fearless attitude often results in the best fashion. When it comes to wearing birthstones, the best way forward is experimentation. Whether you’re wearing your own birthstone or sneakily wearing another month’s, feel free to experiment and find what feels right. After all, confidence is the ultimate accessory.

  1. Phenomenal Rings

    Rings are wonderful accessories because they are noticeable without distracting from the overall outfit. In other words, they stand out in all the right ways. When it comes to wearing dark, gorgeous hues like Tanzanite, it’s especially important to choose the right form of jewelry for your outfit. Luckily, rings with Tanzanite gemstones are always the right choice. Because the ring is worn on the hand instead of near the face, it is never overwhelming or distracting. If you’re unsure of where to start, try the Exclusive Tanzanite ring. You’re guaranteed to stand out in all the right ways.

  2. Front and Center

    If the thought of wearing a dark hue like Tanzanite feels intimidating, then the best thing to do is embrace the fear by making the gemstone a focal point. Instead of opting for a ring, pick a statement necklace or dangling earrings and create an outfit that caters to the rich hues of December’s birthstone.

  3. Experiment

    A fearless attitude often results in the best fashion. When it comes to wearing birthstones, the best way forward is experimentation. Whether you’re wearing your own birthstone or sneakily wearing another month’s, feel free to experiment and find what feels right. After all, confidence is the ultimate accessory.