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Gemstones, like everything in nature, have a certain energy and vibration. Some of the gemstones possess characteristics that align with the energies of a certain month - these stones are known as birthstones. For a lot of people, wearing their birthstone can offer numerous positive benefits and remove obstacles from their paths. Unlike most months which have one or two, there are three stunning December birthstones to choose from - Tanzanite, Turquoise, and Zircon.

The stunning blue hues of this December birthstone make it a popular choice for various forms of jewellery. This stone does not have a wide history due to its official inclusion in the 20th century, but soon became one of the most-loved birthstones. The tanzanite birthstone received its name owing to Tanzania being its main source of origin. With hues ranging from a deep blue to purple, this stone is a rich and eye-catching addition to any room, décor, or jewellery.

The Zircon birthstoneis colourless which offers a variety of rainbow hues when exposed to the light. Zircon strongly resembles the diamond and by some healers is considered to be a substitute for diamond. The origin of the zircon name is credited to multiple sources. While some believe it originates from the Arabic words Zarquin, meaning red or vermillion, others believe it comes from the Persian word Arabic words Zargus, meaning gold-coloured.

Available in beautiful shades of blue, this stunning December gemstone is largely opaque making it different from tanzanite and zircon. The word turquoise is believed to have its origins in the French term 'Pierre Turquoise' which means Turkish stone. While this stone is available in various shades of blue and green, the pure blue stones are the most valuable.

When deciding which stone suits you best, you can choose the one that you are most attracted to or one that is recommended for you based on your current phase of life.

History and Mythology Associated With December Birthstones

This stone was discovered in Tanzania in 1967 which makes it a very recent addition to the world of gemstones. While little is known of its mystical properties due to it being such a newcomer, this stone is associated with empowering one's psychic abilities, 6th sense and/or clairvoyance. Some believe that the Tanzanite birthstone enhances intuition and perception while bringing an inner sense of peace to the wearer.

Zircon has a rich history and has been revered in various ancient traditions. Hindus in India believed that Zircon brought wealth and good health to the wearer. The green Zircon in Hindu religion was associated with nature and the growth of trees, and was used as an offering to the Gods. The Arabs and the Victorians used zircon widely for its aesthetic appeal. This December stone was believed to ward off evil spirits, promote better sleep, and protect against poison. The blue stone was believed to protect from plague, and it was said that the gemstone would lose its blue colour when in the vicinity of a plague.

The Turquoise birthstone has a rich history and was largely associated with health and abundant wealth. Ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and North Americans held turquoise in high regard both due to its stunning beauty and its positive associations with health, wealth, and good fortune. The Apache believed that turquoise was found at the end of the rainbow while horse-riders wore this stone to prevent falling off their horses. The turquoise birthstone was also believed to improve one's aim making it a prominent choice for archers in ancient times. Several other beliefs have made this stone a valuable addition to one's life. Along with the stone's ability to change colour as per the weather to treatments for eyesight and poison, this stone was also believed to protect one from evil.

Colours Associated With December Birthstones

The December birthstone colour is blue with all three birthstones occurring in different hues of the colour blue. This colour symbolises the cool winter months while also having its root associations with the sky and ocean. The calming and serene properties of the colour blue are found in the characteristics of each of the December birthstones.

Further, blue is associated with the throat chakra and hence self-expression and communication.

The blue tanzanite was often gifted to women in labour to help calm their anxiety, give them strength, and surround the new-born child in the positive serene energy of this gemstone.

Zircon is available in a variety of colours including a colourless crystal. However, for people born in December it is recommended to wear blue colour Zircon Birthstone. Blue zircon is once again associated with positivity during child birth, confidence, improved communication, and intelligence.

Turquoise is one of the prominent gemstones used to open and heal the throat chakra. Not only does this bring calm and peace to the wearer but has been long associated with wealth and good fortune.

Where are December Birthstones Found?

The tanzanite birthstone has only one commercial source in the world and that is the Merelani Hills of northern Tanzania in the continent of Africa

Sri Lanka and Australia are the two prominent sources for this exquisite gemstone. Additionally, it is also found in Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, France, Norway, and Cambodia.

The Hubei Province in China along with New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada in the United States of America are the leading producers of the turquoise birthstone.

Characteristics of the December Birthstones

The three December birthstones possess certain common characteristics that align perfectly with the energies of this month. Wealth, good fortune, health, and calmness are common associations of each of these blue stones.

The tanzanite birthstone is believed to possess transformational powers that can bring positivity to one's life. It is deeply associated with promoting calmness, mental clarity, and improved self-expression. It is also known to promote better sleep making it an ideal companion at the bedside table for people with insomnia.

The Zircon birthstone is associated with characteristics of honesty and purity. It helps boost one's positivity and inspires them to achieve their dreams.

Long associated with wealth and fortune, this stone is largely used to promote improved communication and self-expression. For best results, this stone can be worn as a necklace to keep it close to the throat chakra.

There are several aspects to be considered when choosing a stone. While a birthstone may seem like an ideal choice, it should be considered in relation to other factors of your life such as health concerns, personal characteristics, and current phase of life.

Chemical Composition of December Birthstones

Tanzanite is formed from the mineral zoisite and receives its characteristic blue and purple tones due to the presence of vanadium in the crystals. With a ranking of 6 to 7 on the Mohs hardness Scale, this stone while resistant to normal conditions, is still vulnerable to damage from extreme pressure or temperature changes.

Zircon is a combination of zirconium and silicon and commonly found in areas of igneous rock deposits. This stone has a hardness of 6 to 7.5 on the Mohs Hardness Scale and is commonly found in smaller crystals with the larger sizes being rarer. This stone while sturdy for daily use should be protected from impact against hard surfaces which could cause it to crack.

Turquoise is a soft and delicate gemstone formed from copper aluminium phosphate. It is formed by the interaction of rainwater with copper sulphides in the ore deposits. While mostly blue in colour, trace elements of iron can offer shades of green in the stones. They are also found in volcanic rock locations. With a ranking of 5 to 6 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, this delicate stone needs to be treated with utmost care.

Using December Birthstones to Enhance Your Energy

The December birthstones, tanzanite, zircon, and turquoise offer a host of benefits to people born in this month. Choose the stone that you feel more attracted to or a combination of them to bring their benefits into your life.

There are numerous ways to bring in the calming and positive energies of these stones into your daily life. The soft to deep blue hues of these stones makes them a lovely gemstone for various types of jewellery. Additionally, you can also use them as a healing or meditation crystal or place them on your bedside table.

Benefits of December Birthstones

Adorning the December stones can bring a variety of benefits to the wearer. Each of these three stones is known to attract health, wealth, and emotional benefits. Some of the benefits of using these stones include:

  • The blue colour of the stones is known to promote calmness in the wearer.
  • Wealth and good fortune are commonly associated with each of these stones.
  • The blue gemstones are believed to open and heal the throat chakra while also promoting better communication and self-expression, turquoise is considered to be the most powerful of the three.
  • Zircon and turquoise are believed to help ward off evil spirits and negative energy.
  • Zircon helps promote better digestion and possesses powerful healing abilities.
  • Tanzanite is known to improve one's spiritual connection and enhance intuition and perception.
  • Tanzanite boosts mental clarity and is recommended to people facing an interview or a public speech.

December Birthstones Care and Cleaning

The tanzanite birthstone is fairly durable under regular exposure to light and heat. However, it is vulnerable to damage if exposed to extreme temperature changes, chemicals, or is hit with some impact. It is best to use this as a special occasion jewel and not for daily jewellery. To clean tanzanite, use warm soapy water with a soft cloth when needed. Avoid using ultrasonic and steam cleaners as they may damage the stone.

While zircon is fairly durable, it is known to chip under extreme conditions. Further, for blue zircon, exposure to extreme heat or light may cause the color to fade or change. While this stone can be used in numerous ways, it is best to remove it when playing sports or undertaking any other activity that can put pressure on it. Clean this stone with a soft cloth and warm soapy water. Avoid using ultrasonic and steam cleaners for this December birthstone.

The turquoise birthstone is soft and delicate and should be kept away from extreme heat and light. Further, chemicals and acids can discolor and damage the stone. Be sure to avoid letting perfumes, lotions or hand sanitizers interact with the stone.

Only use warm soapy water with minimal pressure to clean your turquoise jewelry. Never use steam or ultrasonic cleaners as they can damage and erode the stone.

How To Re-Energize And Recharge Your December Birthstones?

At Rudra Centre, we energize every item before shipping it to our customers so that they can start wearing and experiencing the benefits immediately. After prolonged usage one may wish to recharge or reenergize their stone to remove all the negativity so it can work to its full potential. To reenergize or recharge the December birthstones, you can follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Have a bath and wear clean clothes
  • Be in a meditative mode and avoid all distractions
  • Light an incense stick or sage and offer its smoke to yourself, the surrounding, and unto your December Birthstone jewellery/geode/crystal
  • Hold the December birthstone in your hand between both your palms
  • Channelize your body energy into your palms. Try to create a focal point on both sides of your palms and imagine positive energy flowing into your December Birthstone
  • Imagine the intention for which you have adorned the gemstones to be manifesting

While doing the above process you can chant the Mantra 'OM' or 'AUM'. One can also chant Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra Beej Mantra "HAM" as the blue stones of this month work well on this chakra. Choose the stone that you are most attracted to between the birthstone options. You can even combine them with certain other gemstones to maximize their positive energy.You can get your jewellery from Rudra Centre dealing only in Vedic Astrology approved non-treated and non-heated gemstones which can guarantee the best results to the wearer.

Most people think that using a birthstone is decided simply based on their month of birth. However, it is not necessary to wear only your birthstone. In fact, you can wear any gemstone regardless of your date of birth, horoscope, and zodiac sign.

What is important is that you wear the right stone for you as per Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy (RRST) which has been devised after 20 years of research and has its base in the chakras of the human body. Chakra Therapy via RRST is the fastest healing therapy and is more comprehensive and superior to other healing modalities. To book a consultation with our expert, Please Click Here

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