December -- Turquoise, Tanzanite and Zircon
Turquoise contains copper which is the source of its blue or greenish blue color. Many minerals naturally resemble turquoise. Other minerals can be dyed to imitate it. Turquoise imparts peace upon the wearer. Tanzanite was discovered in 1967 in northern Tanzania, which remains the world’s only known source. Its velvety, purplish blue color sets it apart from all other gems. Tanzanite is said to give its wearers balance. Zircon, the oldest mineral on earth, contains important clues about the formation of our planet.Colorless zircon, known as Matura Diamond, displays brilliance and flashes of multicolored “fire” that can rival fine diamond. Zircon is more brittle. Since the Middle Ages, people have believed that zircon can induce sleep, ward off evil and promote prosperity.