"Turquoise is perhaps the oldest gemstone in human history; it's the talisman of power and protection"

Turquoise is another birthstone of Decemeber. The name 'Turquoise' from the French expression 'Pierretourques' or 'Turkish stone' originated in the thirteenth century and describes one of the oldest known gemstones. It is most often used for beads, cabochons, carvings, and inlays. 


Zircon is one of the birthstones of December is derived from the Arabic words 'zar' and 'gun', meaning 'gold' and 'colour', zircon is found in a wide range of colours such as: blue, yellow, orange, brown, green, colourless, and red (the most prized colour). For many years colourless zircon was used to imitate diamonds. The oldest rock ever discovered was a zircon found in Australia that is 4.4 billion years old. Zircon is one of the few coloured stones that might show visible dispersion. It was thought to induce sound sleep.



"Zircon isn't as well-known as some other gems; this stone is a celebrity rvith geologists"


"Did you know, tanzanite is a violet gemstone, christened 'Tanzanite' by Henry B.Platt, vice president of Tiffany & Co.?"

Tanzanite is the birthstone of December, discovered in the late 1960s in Tanzania. Tanzanite exhibits a rich violet-blue colour for which the gemstone is treasured. The ancients believe that the gemstone offers wearers a special pathway to the spiritual realm, activates Chakras from the heart and is a stone that brings visions to the wearer.The gemstone also enhances compassion and promotes tranquility in the mind and body of those around the wearer.