December Birthstone December 05 2014

If cold December gave you birth,
The month of snow and ice and mirth,
Place on your hand a turquoise blue;
Success will bless whate'er you do.
 
       —Gregorian Birthstone Poems

 

 

For those who were born in the month of December the Turquoise is the traditional birthstone

The Traditional Metaphysical Properties for the December Birthstone Turquoise are open communication, protection against all diseases, regeneration, and strengthening. The meaning of colors through the ages represented many aspects of life. Social, religious, biblical and Christian symbolism were all reflected in the color turquoise. The symbolic meaning of the color turquoise represents the life cycle of birth, old age and death, due to its ability to change color with ageing.

The gemstone is also a symbol of friendship, peace and good fortune. 

December birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to the throat, lungs, asthma, teeth, depression. and infection. Also is believed to neutralize acidity, alleviate gout, stomach ailments, rheumatism and viral infections; contain anti-inflammatory properties and bring peace and happiness to the wearer.

The Turquoise is also used to enhance creativity, serenity and spiritual bonding.

 

Turquoise is not just confined to the sky blue color, can be found in blue green through various shades of green including apple green to greenish and yellowish gray.

The color can change with exposure to skin oils if the stone has not been stabilized and therefore, jewelry should be wiped clean to deter this.

Hardness of the stone ranges between 5 - 6. 

 

Alternate Birthstones:

Blue Topaz, Tanzanite and Zircon.

 

Have a great Holidays! 

 

With love,

Natalia Mart