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Blue zircon is known as one of the modern December birthstones, along with blue topaz and tanzanite.

Everyone may not agree on an official December birthstone, but they all share one common element – hues of blue! 

Does your loved one have a birthday in December? Are you celebrating your wedding anniversary? Take your cue from the winter scenes around you and opt for a wintry shade of jewelry this month! 

Blue Zircon – This gemstone is often confused with cubic zirconia as a diamond substitute; zircon comes in all kinds of incredible colors with blue being the most popular. With cloudy and smoky elements, it’s easy to see why! Who can say no to such an intriguing and mystical gem?

Tanzanite – This blue-purple zoisite is limited to the regions of Tanzania. With sultry deep shades of indigo, this stormy gemstone was given its name by Tiffany & Co. back in the day to emphasize the stone’s exclusive geographical location. Tanzanite is rarer but cheaper than sapphire! With limited supplies and increasing popularity, however, tanzanite is a rare beauty you should snag before prices rise. 

Blue Topaz – This gemstone is easily a top contender for the December birthstone. Durable enough for everyday wear, but lustrous and brilliant, blue topaz is a winter favorite in the jewelry department. Mystics claim it grants long life, beauty, and intelligence. Topaz is colorless in its pure form so any color is a result of either natural impurities or heat treatment. With a variety of colors including a spectacular gold (check out Golden Topaz, for example), topaz’s most popular color choice is still within the hues of blue.

Ready to dazzle your loved one this winter? Surprise them with a brilliant blue piece that will brighten their whole season! 

Remember to use caution when wearing and caring for your jewelry; many stones are highly sensitive to chemicals – including those found in many cosmetics or perfumes. Joslin’s can help you take care of your jewels the right way! Read our jewelry care tips here! 


Contact Joslin’s today for any questions on these beautiful hues of blue December birthstones!