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December Birthstone Jewelry Under $100
Celebrate Those People Lucky enough To Be Born in December
If you celebrate your birthdays in the same month in December it is easy to be overlooked. In December are celebrated as Christmas and Hanukkah - and your birthday will be sandwiched between New Years and Thanksgiving. But in any case, you should make sure that your birthday is not totally ignored because turquoise and tanzanite: the dual birthstones of December, are true blue beauties!
Turquoise of course is ancient and infamous, tanzanite just discovered in this century.
But most important: the December birthstones turquoise and tanzanite are gorgeous!
Adorn Your Hands
A true American ring here - from the Kingman Mine in Arizona. This beauty shows predominantly green colors, although there may be some bluish tones. A distinctive feature of this ring is the brown matrix.
Blue-green turquoise and true cyan lapis are wonderful together nested in the silver filagree in this ring. Available in sizes six through eight. One feature of this ring is that the silver is rhodium plated so that it does not tarnish. This band is finely designed: the flowers and leaves theme are continued through out the piece.
This winner is made from stones mined from the famed Sleeping Beauty Mine in Globe, Arizona. So reasonably priced - and available from sizes 6-11.
Turquoise is A Timeless Treasure - Turquoise takes more Than a Million Years to form
I really enjoyed this brief video, which explains how turquoise is formed.
Turquoise is not mined, but instead is formed as water drips through rocks that have copper, and other minerals in them. A complex chemical reaction causes the turquoise. All the reactions to the "impurities" become the beautiful veining and colors of turquoise.
This video tells of turquoise deep symbolism and crystal meaning as well.
The Joyful Turquoise
Turquoise is one of the oldest protection stones, believed to guard against negative energies and promote good fortune for the wearer. It has been used every where from the Native American lands to Egypt.
When You can Just Decide on One Piece of Turquoise Jewelry
When I recently visited Arizona, I learned that much turquoise jewelry is made by Zuni men and women. They learn to work with the stone as a child, and gradually learn the more complex patterns through a lifetime of craft. Now I will always associate Native Americans with the natural turquoise jewelry. I have found some wonderful sets of jewelry for you in both green and blue stones. Natural turquoise makes lovely jewelry don't you think?