December birthdays are lucky enough to have three gorgeous birthstones to choose from. Tanzanite, blue topaz, and turquoise gemstones each offer a unique flavor suitable to many different personality types, styles, and budgets. Learn more about each below to choose the perfect stone for your friend, loved one, or significant other.

Woman wearing tanzanite ring


Tanzanite is a modern addition to the December birthstone family. It gets it’s named after Tanzania where the gemstone was first discovered, near the awe-inspiring Mount Kilimanjaro.

Tanzanite is rare and exotic and its hues range from deep purple to violet to rich blue, with blue hues being the most valuable. Larger tanzanite stones will generally have richer and deeper colors than smaller stones.

Tanzanite measures between 6-7 on the Mohs Hardness scale. Any gemstone softer than a 7 can be prone to surface scratches, making tanzanite an ideal gemstone for settings in earrings and pendants. Tanzanite rings and bracelets should be worn with care.

This Park City Jewelers custom pendant feature the most gorgeous tanzanite gemstone we’ve ever seen. With a total carat weight of 29.70, the most unique aspect of this gemstone is the stunning red flashes that can be seen as it refracts the light. This piece is a must-see and was designed by store owner Cole Whipple.

29.70 carat Tanzanite pendant designed by Cole Whipple

Tanzanite is associated with introspection and positivity as well as wisdom, truth, and spirituality. In color energy, violet and purple are powerful symbols of royalty, beauty, and grace.

Park City Jewelers has a wide selection of custom tanzanite jewelry. Each gemstone has been hand-selected from hundreds to be the most stunning and brilliant available. Each piece is backed by our free lifetime warranty on workmanship.

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Blue Topaz

Topaz comes in a variety of colors with blue topaz being the traditional December birthstone. Blue topaz comes in a variety of hues. Sky blue topaz is similar to the hue of a colorless sky. Swiss blue is a touch bolder in color, similar to the color of tropical ocean waters. The most popular is London blue that is instantly recognizable by its stunning inky shade of blue.

Woman wearing blue topaz necklace
Woman wearing Park City Jewelers blue topaz ring and necklace

Topaz measures an 8 on the Mohs Hardness scale. Because of its exceptional hardness, topaz is an ideal choice in all settings and for daily wear.

Blue topaz is associated with beauty, long life, and intelligence. In color energy, blue promotes harmony and relaxation.

Park City Jewelers has a stunning collection of blue topaz jewelry. Our custom topaz pieces feature beautiful gemstones hand-selected for their exquisite beauty.

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Turquoise is one of the oldest gemstones and was buried in the tombs of the ancient Egyptians dating back to 4,000 BCE. This makes turquoise some of the oldest jewelry ever discovered, and over the years turquoise has adorned everything from jewelry to ceremonial masks to weaponry.

Turquoise is known to improve communication and mental clarity. In color energy, turquoise is the color of wisdom, wholeness, creativity, and emotional balance.

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December Birthstone Collection

Park City Jewelers has a wide variety of beautiful tanzanite, blue topaz, and turquoise pieces to suit all tastes and budgets. Each stone make a perfect gift for a friend, loved one, or significant other.

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