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December Birthstone Jewelry Under $200

Updated on December 11, 2017

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.

Turquoise Necklaces, picture made available per public domain

Ancient Keku - Egyptian Mummy covered With a Turquoise Net
Ancient Keku - Egyptian Mummy covered With a Turquoise Net

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.

Turquoise Rings

Stunning and unusual genuine turquoise rings.

Sterling Silver Diamond Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Ring Oval 9x7mm, 1/2 inch wide, size 6
Sterling Silver Diamond Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Ring Oval 9x7mm, 1/2 inch wide, size 6

Lovely silver band solitaire with turquoise from the Sleeping Beauty mine from Globe, AZ. This ring is available from sizes 5-10.

 

Turquoise Necklaces

Turquoise Necklaces 4 Strands Turquoise and Natural Cultured Pearl Beads Beaded Necklace 17" Long
Turquoise Necklaces 4 Strands Turquoise and Natural Cultured Pearl Beads Beaded Necklace 17" Long

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.

Ladies Solid 925 Sterling Silver Natural Tanzanite & Ruby Detailed Snake Pendant Necklace
Ladies Solid 925 Sterling Silver Natural Tanzanite & Ruby Detailed Snake Pendant Necklace

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.

HinsonGayle 'Maria' 2-Strand Turquoise & Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace & Dangle Earrings Set-40 in length
HinsonGayle 'Maria' 2-Strand Turquoise & Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace & Dangle Earrings Set-40 in length

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)

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Lovely crystallized  turquoise on white quartz, from the Bishop mine in Virginia. The crystallized form of turquoise is rare.All shapes and sizes of tanzanite: especially deep purple colored here. From the German Museum of Gemstones.This lovely green turquoise pendant is of historic value, as well as just a beautiful piece. It is from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico where the Pueblo people had an amazing culture for over two thousand years. The peak of the culture was from 850-1250, anAnother example of the beautiful tanzanite crystal.Turquoise with "impurities" that just add to the beauty.
Lovely crystallized  turquoise on white quartz, from the Bishop mine in Virginia. The crystallized form of turquoise is rare.
Lovely crystallized turquoise on white quartz, from the Bishop mine in Virginia. The crystallized form of turquoise is rare.
All shapes and sizes of tanzanite: especially deep purple colored here. From the German Museum of Gemstones.
All shapes and sizes of tanzanite: especially deep purple colored here. From the German Museum of Gemstones.
This lovely green turquoise pendant is of historic value, as well as just a beautiful piece. It is from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico where the Pueblo people had an amazing culture for over two thousand years. The peak of the culture was from 850-1250, an
This lovely green turquoise pendant is of historic value, as well as just a beautiful piece. It is from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico where the Pueblo people had an amazing culture for over two thousand years. The peak of the culture was from 850-1250, an
Another example of the beautiful tanzanite crystal.
Another example of the beautiful tanzanite crystal.
Turquoise with "impurities" that just add to the beauty.
Turquoise with "impurities" that just add to the beauty.

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      sierradawn lm 4 years ago

      I love this gorgeous jewelry and I'm adding it as a featured lens on my grandfather's turquoise rock. I've been busy updating that lens so that it can do justice to this one!

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