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Gems of Intense Color

A December birthstone is Gems of Intense Color, turquoise is a light to dark blue or a blue-green gemstone. It may contain narrow veins of its host rock known as the matrix sometimes in a web-like pattern. Turquoise was discovered by ancient Egyptians, used in treasures fit for pharaohs. Tibetans revered the gemstone as a talisman of good. Native American Indians used it as a shaman’s stone

Zircon is available in several colors including yellow, orange, and green, with blue and red most sought after and brown is the most available. Among many attributes, Zircon was thought to bring wisdom and wealth and protection to those who wear it. Since Medieval times talisman prized Zircon for they believed it to clarify the mind, improve confidence and inspire the spirt.

Tanzanite is used as an alternate for the traditional December birthstone. Found in the shadows of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, is the only known source commercially. This Gem is often described as “velvety” mostly because of its deep and saturated color, which ranges from purplish blue to a pure blue.

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