Written by Lisa Beauchamp

December Birthstones: Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise

 

'tanzanite'

A birthstone is associated with each month of the year. Various myths and legends refer to the birthstones’ healing powers and therapeutic effects. However, in modern times, it makes the selection of jewellery much simpler when personalizing a gift.

For those born in December, there are three choices of birthstone -tanzanite, zircon and turquoise.

Firstly, Tanzanite is a stunning rich violet-blue gemstone, mined in a small area at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in the Manyara Region of Northern Tanzania.

"tanzanite"

Its colours range from exotic velvety blue to deep purple.

Tanzanite has become one of today’s most popular blue gemstones, less expensive than sapphire, it has established itself for its own brilliance and uniqueness as opposed to a substitute for a sapphire.

Secondly, Zircon, the most popular colour is bright aqua blue like the Caribbean Sea. This gem is also available in tones of green, dark red (most prized colour), yellow, orange and brown.

It is said that this gemstone brings pain relief along with prosperity and promotes wisdom and honour to its owner.

Over the past decades, the colourless zircon has been used to imitate diamonds.

Thirdly, Turquoise, with colours ranging from the light to dark blue, and transparency from translucent to opaque.

Turquoise may contain a matrix of narrow veins of brown, black, yellowish-brown, which give the appearance of a spider web.

It’s one of the oldest known gemstones, dating back to the Egyptian Pharaohs and worn by Native Americans as part of their ceremonial dress.

This stunning gemstone has been attributed to healing powers, protection from evil and bringing good luck.

Sources: americangemsociety.com, wixonjewelers.com

 

 

 

The Cliff: Hours

  • MondayCLOSED
  • Tuesday11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Thursday11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Friday11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Saturday11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Sunday11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Find A Person

White Pages Search Tips
Leave the first name blank to expand your search.
For first name, try more formal variations (e.g. James rather than Jim or Jimmy) or vice versa.
If the last name is common, include the full first name and middle initial.
If the last name is hypenated (e.g. Covey-Jones), try using one of the names without the hyphen.

Search by Phone Number

Reverse Phone Number Search Tips
Reverse Phone Number Search Reverse telephone number search helps you find a business by entering a phone number or fax number.
Search with the last 6 digits of a phone number to find a specific business listing

Find a Government Office

Government Office Search Tips
Enter a keywork like education, health, police
For full office, try the formal office or ministry name (e.g. Ministry of National Security)
If the department name is hyphenated, try searching without the hyphen

Sign Up

Sign Up Message

Favorite Added

This page has been added to your favorites! You can access your favorites any time you are logged in from the user menu.

Upload a Photo

CHOOSE A PHOTO No Photo Selected

Review: Write Review

Fill out the form below to leave a review.

Sign In

Log In Message

The Cliff: Phone Numbers

The Cliff: Website

The Cliff: Social

The Cliff: Send E-Mail

Fill out the form below to send an e-mail to this businesses.

Share

The Cliff: Locations

Category