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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.
This gorgeous necklace has an Egyptian feeling - perfect for the Cleopatra in your life.
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.
The sacred serpent will tempt the apple of your eye in this unusual necklace.
Egyptians frequently wore turquoise scarabs as sacred jewelry.
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.
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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