Blue topaz is the December birthstone and the most popular of the colors available, blue topaz symbolizes honesty, deep emotional attachment, and clarity of feelings. The December birthstone blue topaz is also the 4th anniversary gift idea. Blue topaz is such a beautiful stone that if you are unsure of a gift idea to get a loved one or friend, or just happen to be out of ideas all together; blue topaz gives a radiant impression for anyone on your list. At Joseph’s Jewelry, we carry numerous blue topaz jewelry pieces catering to every budget, and desired style.
5 Things Jewelry Lovers Want to Know About the December Birthstone
- Blue topaz is a birthstone for December that is sometimes interchanged with zircon.
- Most blue topaz is colorless topaz that has been treated to turn blue.
- Blue topaz ranks eight on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, which means it is more durable than tanzanite.
- London blue, swiss blue, and sky blue topaz are the three more commonly marketed varieties of blue topaz.
- Topaz is mined and manufactured in parts of the US, China, Mexico, and Russia.
What Does December Birthstone Mean?
There are many significant meanings behind December’s birthstone. While blue topaz signified protection in early human history, its relevance in our lives has altered and evolved. Currently, blue topaz is associated with affection and is often given as a sign of love. Blue topaz is the true anniversary gift to signify both four and 19 years of marriage together. The phonetic meaning behind the word topaz comes from the Greek word topazion, meaning fire. Additionally, many believe the name topaz might have derived from the Egyptian island of topazos, now called St. Johns.
How Many Birthstones are there for December
December has one of the highest numbers of assigned birthstones (three in total). While different, each stone has something in common with one another, their blue shade. The three stones are blue topaz, turquoise, and tanzanite. The reason December has more than one stone has to do with these changing variables: the stone’s availability, price point, and popularity over time.
Is Tanzanite a December Birthstone?
Tanzanite has become incredibly popular since its discovery in 1967 on the foot hills of the mighty Mt Kilimanjaro in East Africa’s Tanzania and named by Tiffany & Co. after the county of its discovery, and is now the second fastest selling colored gemstone after Sapphire. It was named as the birthstone for December in 2002, the first gemstone to be added to the official birthstone list since 1912.
What is the Birthstone for December?
December’s birthstone is one that is loved and worn by many throughout human history, it’s the blue topaz. Believed to bring protection, the topaz was a signature stone in many ancient civilizations. From the Aztecs, to the ancient Egyptians, there was a universal knowledge known throughout each corner of the globe that this stone was truly special. Stop by Joseph’s Jewelry to shop our top jewelry picks to show off this dazzling stone.
What Color is December Birthstone?
Blue is the most popular topaz color in today’s jewelry marketplace. It is sold in a broad range of blue colors, starting from a pale blue with a light tone and saturation, all the way to a deep blue with a moderate to dark tone and saturation. Two varieties of treated blue topaz have become dominant. These are known as “Swiss Blue” and “London Blue” topaz. Swiss Blue is a bright blue topaz with a light tone and light to moderate saturation. London Blue is a dark blue topaz with a moderate to dark tone and saturation.
What are Typical December Birthstone Rings?
Come by today and check out some of Joseph’s Jewelry great selection of December birthstone rings.