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December Birthstone Color and Meaning

Hey, were you born in December? Then you’ll want to learn about the history and meanings of the December birthstone color!

Birthstones are gems associated with a birth month, each stone has a unique meaning and significance.

Those born in December have three blue gemstones to help them channel good energies and enhance their qualities.

In today’s post, we’ll talk about the birthstone of December, how it relates to the personality of someone born in December, what the December birthstone color means to you, and how you can use it to channel good energies.

December Birthstone

If you are born in December, you have the option of three birthstones: turquoise, tanzanite, and zircon. 

Turquoise is the blue birthstone of December
Blue is one of the December birthstone colors

Turquoise is a soft December gemstone mainly used as jewelry. Zircon isn’t a popular gemstone, but it also makes fabulous jewelry. Tanzanite is a crystal blue-violet gem found in Tanzania.

Turquoise is a very soft gemstone (6 on the Mohs scale of hardness) that can be scratched or broken with little force. The word ‘turquoise’ comes from the French phrase, ‘pierre turquoise,’ which means Turkish stone.

This stunning December gemstone has a distinct color that ranges from bright robin’s egg blue to pastel greenish-blue (turquoise) and often has veins of matrix running through them. Meanwhile, the bluer the stones of turquoise, the more valuable they are.

Turquoise is also the gem (and the perfect gift) of the 11th wedding anniversary.

Turquoise has been cherished for many millennia. It is believed that the pharaohs and rulers of Egypt used it as ornaments. This birthstone also has healing powers and grants its wearer protection against evil spirits. 

In fact, in Native American culture, turquoise was used to ward off evil spirits and negative energies.

Hindu mystics believe that seeing a turquoise stone after a new moon ensures wealth. This gemstone of December is also regarded as a love charm.

Tanzanite is the blue birthstone of December

Tanzanite is a one-of-a-kind gemstone that possesses a rich color ranging from deep blue with purple undertones to bluish lavender.

It’s not very common to see tanzanite in pure blue. However, the most popular Tanzanites possess a soft blue color with a rich purple undertone. 

Tanzanite is only found in Tanzania and was discovered in 1967 by Maasai herders. Little is known about the mystical lore of this gemstone because of how recent they are.

Meanwhile, some people believe that Tanzanite stones have transformative powers and help reveal one’s true self. It facilitates a higher consciousness, intuition, and perception. This gemstone also brings calmness to the wearer.

Zircon is the blue birthstone of December

Zircon is another gemstone for December that reminds one of the blue skies. Meanwhile, this stone doesn’t just exist in blue but in a range of colors like yellow, orange, red, and brown. However, the most popular zircon is in blue.

Since ancient times, zircon was a gemstone that symbolizes wealth and luxury. This gemstone was used as a sleeping aid to stimulate a good night’s sleep. 

Also, blue zircon was used as an amulet to protect travelers from the dangers of the plague. It’s believed that the gemstone will lose its brilliance and blue color if it’s close to a plagued person or location. 

Zircon, the third December birthstone, is viewed as a symbol of dignity, integrity, chastity, and purity.

The three birthstones for December have a blue undertone making them perfect for the people born in the frigid December winter.

December Personality

Turquoise gemstone in watercolor drawing

December borns have great willpower and have notable traits like honesty, kindness, and loyalty. 

People born this month also carry the holiday and seasonal spirits with them. They are energetic, fun, generous, and mostly hilarious. 

Also, they tend to be extroverted, responsible, and organized. In fact, it’s hard for them to see their surroundings in disarray. They love things in order, and this spirit of organization helps them get things done and pursue their dreams.

Most December born also tend to love sport and have excellent athletic capabilities. They love to travel too, and they like having fun. 

Most of them can be spiritually inclined, and they love to stay grounded and balance their energies. Meanwhile, people born in this month can sometimes be impatient. 

Turquoise is a blue gemstone

Also, they tend to be logical about everything while throwing out their feelings and emotions.

Lastly, people born this month tend to have an affinity to the blue color. It’s no surprise that their birthstones cover a wide range of blue and their personality fits the color.

December Birthstone Color Meaning

The December birthstone color is blue. This is basically because all three December birthstones have different shades of blue.

Blue is a relaxing color representing many intangible things, including the sky and ocean. The December birthstone color, blue, is a color of serenity, communication, self-expression, and honesty.

The most valuable turquoise gemstones are celebrated for their sky blue to turquoise color. This stone relaxes the mind and protects the wearer from harm. Also, this stone is a token of peace, relationship, and good fortune.

Woman holding blue box with blue zircon earrings

Turquoise is one of the gemstones related to the throat chakra, vishuddi.

The color blue is sacred in Tanzania as women in labor are often gifted blue beaded necklaces to bring positivity to their newborns. It’s believed that tanzanite is used as a gift during this situation because of its blue color.

Zircon occurs as crystals, so they exist in a rainbow of colors, including colorless zircon, pink, blue, yellow, and red. 

However, the most precious zircon stones are the blue varieties. According to mystical lore, zircon stones help relieve childbirth pains, give the wearer confidence, and improve intelligence.

How to Enhance the December Birthstone Color Energies

The birthstone color for December varies from light blue to sparkly blue and mysterious blue. Whichever blue matches your mood, know that a December birthstone color would always look desirable on the wearer.

Turquoise grants the wearer luck and good fortunes as a December born; you will be able to harness the power of this stone better. 

Necklaces with turquoise pendants hanging alongside

Also, you can use this stone as a token to strengthen all kinds of relationships, including love relationships.

Remember that you should wash your turquoise jewelry with warm, soapy water, never in steam. (Click here to check out turquoise rings, earrings, and necklaces on Amazon!)

Wearing Tanzanite jewelry have the power to transform negative into positive. Like turquoise, this December stone also has the ability to reveal one’s true self and offers mental clarity to the wearer. 

Further out, you can wear zircon for interviews or while trying to make a decision to improve your clarity and intelligence. 

Zircon jewelry also helps the wearer focus and pursue their dreams. If you need more motivation or direction, put on your December gemstone.

You can choose to rock one or more of your gorgeous December gemstones to harness their power and boost your positive personality traits.

In addition, if you have a friend born in this month, you might consider giving them a beautiful piece of December birthstone jewelry. It would be such a thoughtful gift!

All Birthstone Colors

To learn more about all birthstone colors and meanings, browse our articles:

Which of these blue stones is your favorite? Let us know in the comments! We’d love to hear from you!


Sunday 27th of March 2022

My favorite birthstone color is turquoise it's been my favorite color ever since I can remember