December’s Gemstone | Birthstone Jewellery

December’s Gemstone | Birthstone Jewellery
Birthstones can trace their origins back to the fifth century when scholars connected the twelve gems of the breastplate of priest Aaron, the twelve months of the year, and twelve signs of the zodiac.
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What is the December birthstone?

Birthstone jewellery is a lovely way to personalise your own jewellery pieces or as a gift if you’re buying for a friend or loved one. December’s gemstone is the semi precious stone, Turquoise. Turquoise is known for its distinctive and eye-catching green-blue colour, and like all gemstones, each piece is a natural forming so no two slices of this semi precious stone will be the exact same, another reason why it makes for a great gift - it is truly unique. The exact hue can vary from stone to stone, and some slices may have veins of other colours like brown if it contains other minerals within such as iron or copper. Generally this gemstone is opaque and looks just as beautiful when worn with silver or gold jewellery.


Turquoise is associated with your throat chakra, which is linked to communication and feeling heard, both of which are anchored to our self-worth. The Turquoise birthstone is also connected to your emotional and mental well-being. As a healing gemstone it brings peace and serenity. Turquoise asks you to look below surfaces, to find out what is and isn’t working in your life, it encourages communication with your inner self as well as others. This is especially good for those born under Sagittarius’s bow and arrow. Sagittarians are full of energy and like to live a full life at breakneck pace. However, sometimes that energy can be too much, Turquoise can help bring calmness, balancing out the maelstrom.

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From Turquoise studs for a pop of colour to a Turquoise gemstone bracelet, if you want a bit more of this gemstone incorporated into your birthstone jewellery, AC has an option for you. For a nod to the look, add a Turquoise gemstone earring charm, clip on Turquoise pendant charms or a locket charm featuring the blue semi precious stone to necklaces and bracelets. Or if you prefer symbols with meanings, choose pieces featuring the evil eye, which combines the protection of the talisman with the tranquillity of Turquoise. Many of our Turquoise gemstone pieces can be found across bases of both gold jewellery and silver jewellery so you have the option to choose which style you like best. All of our Turquoise semi-precious gemstone pieces are hand selected and polished and come with our usual two year warranty.

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Like all Astley Clarke jewellery, when taken care of they will last a lifetime and tt’s important to remember that semi-precious gemstones require a bit more care. Turquoise is sensitive to chemicals and perspiration, so protect your Turquoise gemstone jewellery by avoiding contact with make-up , creams and perfume when you dress, making sure jewellery is the last thing you add to your look. Cleaning your gemstone jewellery should be done with soft damp cloth and never immersed in hot water or chemical cleaners. 

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