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December Birthstone Jewelry Under $200
Turquoise and Tanzanite: December's Birthstones
Lucky December born get two great birthstones for their month: turquoise and tanzanite.
Turquoise has been long associated with the Southwest and Native Americans and magic, although it is an ancient stone that is found worldwide including in Egyptian tombs.Tanzanite is the newest birthstone that we have, it was discovered this century in the country it is named after Tanzania.
I have found some tremendous values for the December birthstone jewelry - all under $200.
More on the Deep and Fascinating History of Turquoise
Native Americans have held turquoise sacred for centuries. The legend is that when Mother Earth was created, the Natives danced and sang - and they cried tears of joy when the rains came to deliver the vegetation that sustained them. The tears fell to the Earth and became turquoise, treasured and sacred. Native American jewelers, especially the Zuni tribe trained from the time they were children to make the beautiful silver and turquoise jewelry from the natural materials around their lands, and they still do.
As previously mentioned the Egyptians also held turquoise in tremendously high regard. King Tut was just one of the many pharaohs who celebrated and venerated his death with turquoise covered sarcophagi.
Stunning and unusual genuine turquoise rings.
Lovely silver band solitaire with turquoise from the Sleeping Beauty mine from Globe, AZ. This ring is available from sizes 5-10.
Lovely designer ring - available from a renowned company. The American painter George Randolph Barse has been well-known worldwide - and his great niece
Turquoise is found worldwide, and the designs show it. Here are strong influences from Africa on this turquoise and gold ring.
For the December Born Man in Your Life - Masculine and Distinctive Silver and Turquoise Ring
I love the wedge design of the turquoise here, this is quite unusual. When you buy for a man, using a more geometrical approach to the design is a great way to go. Men often don't buy jewelry for themselves, but love it when they get it.
Stunning silver and turquoise ring - a gift your December guy will notice and appreciate.
This ring comes in several sizes, so it would fit many men in your family.
Turquoise bracelets that evoke the spirit of the Southwest in sterling silver. I love these bracelets because they are available in both green and blue.
This gorgeous necklace has an Egyptian feeling - perfect for the Cleopatra in your life.
Designer jewelry at an affordable price.
A Sensational Sterling Silver Goddess Cuff Bracelet Featuring A Genuine Turquoise
This turquoise and silver bracelet is handmade in New England by caring artisans.
What a gorgeous turquoise bracelet for the goddess in your life - Mom. Cuff Bracelets are easier to fit and yet they look stylish. December born Mother will love this.
Lovely white gold ring available in sizes 6-8.
Your lady will shine like a star in this diamond and tanzanite pendant.
The sacred serpent will tempt the apple of your eye in this unusual necklace.
Tanzanite's Powerful Energies
Tanzanite is believed to be powerful and spiritual as well as beautiful.
Tanzania itself is a wondrous land. It only achieved independence in 1964 after centuries of bloodshed. Tanzanite was discovered in July 7, 1967 in Tanzania, and the mining of this is a big boost to the economy.
Lavender or deep purple Tanzanite is a type of calcium/aluminum hydroxy called "zoisite." Other types of zoisite include thulite and anulite.
Egyptians frequently wore turquoise scarabs as sacred jewelry.
Turquoise Earring and Necklace Sets
When You can't Just choose One Piece of Turquoise Jewelry
Unique turquoise December birthstone jewelry sets: all under $200. I think it is cool that you can get earrings and a necklace for such an economical price.
Southwest Genuine Sterling Silver Multicolor Pendant Earrings Set BW63267
Navajo Indian Turquoise Link Necklace and Earrings Set MW67136
An exceptional Turquoise Set
Available on Amazon for less than $200 - this gorgeous seed pearl and turquoise necklace and earring set.
Seed pearl is a wonderful stone in its own, hard to work with and thus more precious.
More Inexpensive December Birthstone Jewelry
Turquoise jewelry, Tanzanite Jewelry for under $100
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December Birthstone Jewelry Under $100
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More Beautiful Turquoise and Tanzanite Minerals to Gaze Upon - (all photos public domain from Wikimedia Commons)Click thumbnail to view full-size
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