Monday, December 12, 2011

December Birthstone's

Birthstone’s for the month of December has a variety of options even on the modern birthstone list. However, the one stone that is the most prominent is Turquoise. Not to mention the birthstone lists that is historical or has their origins in another culture. We will take a quick look at them.

December birthstone options for birthdays are as follows:

On the modern birthstone list there are actually three stones listed.

1.) Turquoise is a lovely blue to blue green mineral. It is believed that turquoise assists with strength, diseases, regeneration, protection and communication.

2.) Blue Topaz is derived from a Sanskrit word, which means “tapas”, meaning fire.

3.) Tanzanite was officially added to the birthstone list by the American Gem Trade Association in October of 2002.

Ayurvedic lists ruby as the birthstone for December. This list has been around since 1500 B.C. and tracked back to Indian Medicine and beliefs. Ruby is listed for Arabic, Italian and Hebrew cultures of ancient times.

Chrysoprase is listed as the birthstone for those of Russian cultures.

As always I caution you to take the lists with a grain of salt. Each person is unique and has special wants. Gemstones chosen for each month have a unique reason, enjoy them and choose the one that fits best.

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