We have reached the final month of the year, Rosettes! For all the December born Rosettes, you are our last but not least birthstone blog for the year! While you are one of the lucky few that have multiple birthstones, we’re focusing on two of the month’s standouts: turquoise and zircon. These gems hold an array of interesting properties that are just waiting to be explored. Let’s dive in and learn more about these unique birthstones!
The word turquoise has an interesting history and dates all the way back to the 13th century! It draws from the French expression pierre tourques, which references the “Turkish stone” brought to Europe from Turkey. The stone is known for its distinct color, which ranges from a powdery blue to a greenish robin’s egg color.
Zircon’s name derives from two different origins. Some say that it gets its name from the Persian word zargun, which means “gold-colored.” On the other hand, some trace it to the Arabic zarkun, meaning “vermillion” or “cinnabar.” This gem also comes in a wide range of colors, the most common being a brownish-red. The gems that are heat-treated appear as colorless, gold, or blue. Blue is the most popular color of the heat-treated variety of zircon that you will see around.
Turquoise was quite the popular gem back in the day! Many people in ancient times worshipped the stone because it granted power and protection to those who wore it. Many Egyptians, Persians, Aztecs, and Native American warriors and kings wore ceremonial masks, jewelry, and carried around weapons that donned the turquoise gem. For the Native Americans, the gem played an important role in their lives. The Apache believed that the stone could be found by following the rainbow to its end. Not only that, but they also believed that if you attach the gem to a firearm or a bow, it would make your aim more accurate. How ‘bout that?
Zircon sure is one unique gem! It is the oldest mineral on the planet, in fact, it is older than the moon! Crazy right? Blue zircon was popular during the Victorian period and was frequently adorned English estate jewelry from the 1880s. This gem was also commonly used for mourning jewelry due to its cloudy and smokey appearance. Clear zircon, in particular, was often used as a diamond alternative in the 19th century.
When it comes to turquoise, there are plenty of healing properties to go around! Known as the stone of communication, it can help you articulate your thoughts and feelings with ease. This gem is also known to help you if you have a fear of public speaking too. If you are constantly feeling anxious, possessing a turquoise piece will alleviate those feelings so that you will be calm, cool, and collected.
Are you tired, depressed, or stressed? All these moods can fade away by wearing a piece of turquoise jewelry! You will be able to find a balance of what causes your happiness and unhappiness so that you can go out and live that worry-free life. Hakuna Matata!
As for zircon, it kicks all the bad vibes to the curb! It is a stone that can protect you from any harm, danger, and can prevent any unwanted situation from arising. You don’t want any unnecessary problems getting in the way of you living your best life, do you?! Who wants that? Good vibes only!
If you have been having a hard time coping with loss, zircon can help with those overpowering emotions and will aid you in the healing process. It is also said that wearing a piece of zircon jewelry will honor your loved one’s memory during this difficult time.
Turquoise is one lucky stone! This gem will allow you to accomplish all the goals that you have been working hard for, and the outcomes will be a great success. Your ambition will get you far in no time. There’s no stopping you!
Inspiration overload is sure to come your way if you have been stuck in a creative rut! Wearing a turquoise piece will spark your creativity and allow you to excel in any project that you are taking on. The results will be very rewarding.
The zircon gem is all about self-love! It contains a highly intense spiritual energy that allows you to look deep within yourself to see all of the fabulous qualities that make you, you! The stone will allow you to realize your worth and will not settle for anything less. Slay all day, Rosettes!
Wearing a piece of zircon jewelry will truly make you feel like you are flourishing in life! This stone will bring you lots of good health, wisdom, and wealth – all which will convey nothing but good energy as the years go by. Sounds great, doesn’t it?
What L&P Offers
Here at Love & Promise, we offer an excellent selection of turquoise and zircon pieces for you to rock. If you don’t see something you like, do not hesitate to contact us or schedule a consultation. If you would like to make a custom turquoise or zircon piece, check out our custom design page to see how our process works. We can make your dream ring a reality!
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