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    December's Birthstones!

    December is the month of the year that celebrates the colour blue! With three birthstones - Zircon, Turquoise, and Tanzanite - December truly honors spectacular shades of blue. 


     Blue Zircon ©GIA 

    Zircon 
    Even though zircon gems can be found in a variety of colours  -red, orange, yellow, green, blue and brown, blue is the most prized one. Sometimes regarded as a diamond simulant, zircon can, in reality, be a valuable gemstone. This spectacular natural stone has a beautiful brilliance and has been used for thousands of years. Its name has Persian origins, coming from the word zargun which means 'gold-coloured'. 


    Rough Zircon - ©GIA

    Fun facts about zircon! 
    • It is interesting to note that the colour differences in zircon gems are catalysed by impurities - such as uranium - that can, in some instances, be a tiny be radioactive! In order to stabilize their radioactivity, these stones are treated with heat
    • Matara is the name used to design colourless zircon! It's been named after a Sri Lankan city where it is mined
    • Zircon from Australia is the oldest mineral on earth with an age of 4.4 billion years old! 
    • 37% of the world's zircon supply comes from Australia - therefore leading the zircon mining industry


    Turquoise 
    Turquoise is a very special mineral as its distinctive powdery blue colour makes it extremely unique. It's been praised since ancient times, and it is one of the rare stones that owns its name to its fascinating colour. Since the 13th century, the famous gem has been referred to as turquoise - drawing upon the French expression 'pierre turques' which means 'Turkish stone'. However, turquoise has been admired for thousands of years now, having been praised by ancient Egyptians, Aztecs, and kings! 


    Polished Turquoise - ©GIA


    Fun facts about turquoise!
    • The world's largest turquoise supplier is America with Arizona being the number 1 leader when it comes to production by value and by quality
    • Turquoise is one of the world oldest gem being buried in Ancient Egyptian tombs! 4,000 BC
    • Mefkat - meaning 'joy' -  is the name used by Ancient Egyptians to design turquoise!

    Rough Turquoise - ©GIA



    Tanzanite
    Tanzanite is one very young stone compared to its December birthstone's sisters as it was only discovered in 1967 ! Found merely in Tanzania, it is named after its geographical location.
    Tanzanite - ©GIA

    Fun facts about tanzanite!
    • In order to diminish the natural brown shades found in tanzanite, the gem is heat treated. This also enhances the beautiful blues shades of the gem - transforming it into a rival of sapphire. 
    • The one and only source of tanzanite can be found in the hills of Merelani, in the northern part of Tanzania
    • Tanzanite, viewed from different angles, can display various colours - just tilt the stone and you'll see distinct ones! This is due to pleochroism

    Rough Tanzanite - ©GIA
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