Image: Blue topaz from Doves' London Blue Collection
December babies have more than a few brilliant birthstones to choose from, including the illustrious turquoise and blue topaz.
With its captivating blue-green hues reminiscent of a clear sky or serene ocean, turquoise has a history steeped in cultural significance. Revered by civilizations such as the Egyptians, Native Americans, and Persians, the gemstone derives its name from the French word "pierre turquoise," meaning "Turkish stone." This origin reflects the stone's historical route through Turkish trade routes.
Geographically, turquoise forms in arid regions where hydrated phosphate minerals react with copper-rich groundwater, resulting in its distinctive coloration. Its vivid shades range from sky blues to deep green, often showcasing intricate veining called matrix, adding to its natural beauty.
Image: Double strand bracelet from Marco Bicego's Paradise Collection
Blue Topaz is a Must-Have
Blue topaz, with its striking shades ranging from a pale sky blue to deep indigo, presents a contrasting yet equally mesmerizing birthstone for December. Brazil is a primary source of this gem, although it's also found in other parts of the world, including the United States, Russia, and Sri Lanka. Its icy blue color has often been likened to the calmness of a tranquil sea or the clarity of the sky, symbolizing peacefulness and mental clarity.
Both turquoise and blue topaz offer unique attributes and beauty, making them adored choices for jewelry, whether worn as pendants, rings, or earrings. Their vibrant colors and historical significance make them stunning accessories and meaningful gifts, especially for those born in December.
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