December's Birthstones: Turquoise and Tanzanite

December’s birthstones, both variations on blue, explore both ends of the blue spectrum. Turquoise, the greenish-blue color of warm Mediterranean waters, reminds you of warmer days—even while snow swirls around your door--while tanzanite’s purple-infused blue provides a regal touch to your holiday wardrobe.

Turquoise: A Beachy Vibe in Mid-Winter

After winter’s chill sets in, sometimes your mind starts wandering off to white beaches and miles and miles of aquamarine sea. Turquoise jewelry adds a pop of beachy color to your winter outfit to brighten even the darkest winter day.

Just like this ring. Set in a glowing 14-karat gold-plated band, raw turquoise stones stand out in this stunning blue ombré ring. Not only does it lend a ray of sunshine to a gloomy winter day but it’s also the perfect accessory to your beachwear come summer.

Turquoise Birthstone Jewelry

Although the stone’s name comes from sunny Turkey, turquoise has a history that goes back well before the Turks even left their north-central Asian homeland for sunnier shore. The stone was a favorite of both ancient Egyptian and Chinese nobility over 3,000 years in the past. Later, Native Americans used the stone for both decorative and ceremonial purposes. 

These turquoise stud earrings put the spotlight on you, giving you a better chance to hit your own goals and targets. Whether you’re dressing to impress at work or play, these handcrafted earrings will set you apart from the crowd with their raw beauty.

December Birthstone Jewelry

Many people believe turquoise has the power to instill inner calm, soothing away panic and igniting both platonic and romantic love. We can’t guarantee those results but what we can guarantee is that you’ll fall in love with these petite stud earrings.

Delicate and subtle, these studs have a cheery aqua color. Set into 14-karat gold-plated settings designed to showcase the stones themselves, these handcrafted earrings will turn heads with their unique shape and amazing color.

Turquoise Birthstone Earrings by Dani Barbe

Tanzanite: December's Purple Gem

It was the late Sixties when tanzanite first appeared on the horizon. As legend has it, during the Summer of Love on this side of the Atlantic, a Masai man out for his morning stroll caught a glimpse of pure blue and purple sparkle peeping out of the ground. He told his treasure-hunting friend, and a year later, tanzanite became a thing—even at Tiffany’s.

Cut to today, and tanzanite lives on in its raw beauty. For this purple ombré ring, we polished raw tanzanite up just a bit, and set the nature-sourced form into a rainbow ring.

Tanzanite Birthstone Jewelry

Whether or not your birthday comes in December, this purple ombre ring will be your go-to accessory to complete your winter wardrobe. Done in varying shades of purple, this ring features tanzanite, along with raw amethyst, spinel, and purply-pink sapphire in a hand-hammered 14-karat gold-plated band.

Tanzanite Rings by Dani Barbe

Its rich tones, ranging from pale to dusky, will be the perfect complement for winter’s deep jewel tones and soft velvets. If you are lucky enough to be a December birthday girl, this tanzanite ring needs to go to the top of your wish list.

If you’re not a December baby, no worries. Let Santa drop one of these December birthstone jewels into your stocking!

Find your favorite from the December Birthstone Collection today.