December is the only month of the year that claims three gemstones Tanzanite, Zircon, and Turquoise. Each of these stones has a unique tone of blue making them an outstanding piece to add to your winter jewelry collection. These gems vary in price and in preference. It all depends on what you request your custom jeweler to create. Here is a small description of each stone.
ZIRCON- Zircon is the oldest mineral on earth, containing important clues about the formation of the earth. The colors for zircon range between red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and brown. Some Zircon found in Australia dates back 4.4 billion years, and today Australia produces 37 percent of the world’s Zircon supply. It’s important to highlight that Zircon follows the same value factor as diamonds. If you are in Oklahoma City visit J. Thomson Jewelers, a custom jeweler can help you choose the best zircon gem.
TANZANITE- From the oldest gem to the most recent discovery. Tanzanite was discovered in 1967 and is limited to a specific geographic zone in Tanzania. Most of the blue tanzanite sold today gets this color from heat treatment. This process deemphasizes the natural brown tones it contains and consequently enhances its blue and violet shades. This gem is an affordable substitution for sapphire. For a December birthday, a 24th wedding anniversary or a gift, this stone adds the right amount blue to any kind of jewelry.
TURQUOISE- Turquoise is the first mined stone used in jewelry. Though it was discovered in Turkey and spread throughout Europe in the 13th century, today the U.S. is the world’s largest turquoise supplier. You can also find turquoise stones in Native American jewelry. To get the perfect turquoise, we encourage you to seek out a J. Thomson Custom Jewelers in Oklahoma City.
Any of these stones are perfect for December birthdays or as a touch of color for holiday gifts. Whether you are in Oklahoma City or any other city in the world, do you research and go to your custom jeweler if you have any questions. Whichever gemstone you select, it will make a great gift for that special person in your life.