What is The December Birthstone?

What is the Birthstone for December?

 

There are actually three birthstones for the month of December. Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise are the official birthstones for December. Since Tanzanite was only recently discovered in 1967 it never had the chance to appear on the official gem birthstone list created in 1912. Since it's discovery, Tanzanite has continued to increase in popularity and was added to the birthstone list in October of 2002 by the (AGTA) American Gem Trade Association.

A List of Birthstones by Month

January
Garnet
February
Amethyst
March
Aquamarine
April
Diamond
May
Emerald
June
Pearl Alexandrite
July
Ruby
August
Peridot
September
Sapphire
October
Tourmaline Opal
November
Topaz   Citrine
December
Tanzanite Zircon Turquoise