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December Birthstone: Turquoise

A gemstone that embodies changing oceans and clear skies, December babies are spoilt with their birthstone. With its enchanting blue-green allure, Turquoise stands out with a tale woven from ancient cultures, symbolic meanings, and a kaleidoscope of colours.

A pile of December's birthstone, Turquoise.

What Colour is Turquoise?

Turquoise, with its distinct blue-green colour reminiscent of clear skies or serene oceans, captivates the eye with its ethereal beauty.

Its shades range from serene sky-blue to deeper greenish-blue tones, evoking images of tranquil waters and expansive horizons.

Often, these captivating hues are accompanied by intricate veining or matrix patterns, diffusing each gemstone with a unique fingerprint of nature's artistry. This offers a mesmerizing blend of colours and textures that make each piece truly one-of-a-kind.

What does Turquoise Symbolise?

Turquoise is revered for its healing attributes. It was believed to safeguard against harm and negative forces in ancient civilizations.

This gemstone also represents spiritual depth, offering wisdom, inner tranquillity, and a profound connection to the divine for many cultures.

In other ancient cultures, Turquoise symbolises communication and camaraderie, encapsulating empathy, understanding, and the essence of goodwill, fostering bonds of friendship across communities and eras.

What is the Origin of Turquoise?

This gemstone originates from various corners of the globe, each locale contributing to its unique allure.

Historically, some of the most prized Turquoise hailed from Iran, known for its exceptional quality and stunning blue-green shades. The United States, notably the southwestern regions like Arizona and New Mexico, is also renowned for producing Turquoise with distinct matrix patterns, showcasing a blend of blue and green tones.

Mexico and China have been significant sources of Turquoise, each offering its own variations, from vibrant blues to greener hues, enriching the diversity of this cherished gemstone. These diverse origins contribute to the spectrum of colours and patterns seen in Turquoise,

One-of-a-Kind Turquoise Jewellery

Besides our bestselling FTP Hoop Charm, we don’t stock any turquoise jewellery. However, we love creating custom turquoise jewels for those born in December or celebrating their 11th wedding anniversary.

If you’d like an extra special piece of Turquoise jewellery made just for you or your loved one, email

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