|There are two different birthstones associated with the month of December: Blue Topaz and Turquoise. Both birthstones vary in its properties but have one thing common i.e its unique blue color.|
Blue Topaz, a variation of the most common gem Topaz, is the birthstone for the month of December. The name "topaz" is derived from the Greek word "Topazos". Topaz is a silicate mineral of aluminum and fluorine that is found in pegmatites near silica rock that are volcanic in origin.
When gifted to a loved one, the blue topaz symbolizes eternal love and faithfulness.
The word Turquoise is derived from the Greek word "Turkois" which means "Turkish"; It so called because it was first brought from Turkey. Turquoise is a mineral consisting of copper aluminum phosphate. Turquoise is the only gemstone belonging to the phosphates family. Turquoise is found in the following countries: Iran, United States, Africa, Australia, Siberia, and Europe.
This extraordinary gemstone was discovered in 1967 was enthusiastically celebrated by the specialists as the 'gemstone of the 20th century'. It is named after the East African state of Tanzania, the only place in the world where it has been found.