Calling all December babies: it’s officially turquoise season.
As we splurge into the exciting holiday season, could there be any better way to relish the most awaited month of the year, than with these beautiful blue gemstones? According to the American Gems Society, the December birthstone bears not only one but three stunning gemstones: tanzanite, zircon, and turquoise. Known for its striking namesake colour and appearance, turquoise stands out as the most highly-esteemed birthstone for December babies, and it’s the one we’re most looking forward to sporting this season.
Turquoise boasts an opaque distinctive colour, ranging from powdery intense blue to greenish robin’s egg blue, and is regarded as a spiritually healing stone with powers for good fortune and health. Recognised as a lucky stone in many cultures, from the ancient Egyptians to the Native Americans, the stone is popular for being carved as a talisman to offer protection and power. Its sensitivity to direct sunlight and solvents makes it soft enough to be easily mounted too, meaning that it adorned everything from jewellery to weapons in ancient history.
Whilst the beautiful stone was traditionally found in Ancient Persia (Iran), — and there also often known as “Persian blue” — today the gemstone is found in parts of the US too. From adorable creations to more sophisticated styles, we’ve put together a list of ways you can sport the December birthstone this month, and end the year with a beautifully blue bang.
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Pomellato Ring Capri
Planning a romantic proposal? The beauty of crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean are reflected on this ring, and symbolise the purity in your love. Pomellato’s Ring Capri (approx. THB 627,665) boasts rounded turquoise stones with white diamonds. Polished in rhodium-plated rose gold, the alluring colour of the turquoise makes this one hard to resist.
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Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra Pendant Necklace
Are you admiring this petite, delicate pendant? Van Cleef & Arpels’ Sweet Alhambra (approx. THB 65,075) is one sweet way of flaunting the turquoise gem. The butterfly motif with white gold is one of the most adorable pieces from the jewellery brand’s beloved collection. Flaunt this pendant both with formal and more casual ensembles.
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Tiffany & Co. T Diamond and Turquoise Ring
Nothing says Tiffany & Co. like its signature blue colour, as turquoise hues have been a favourite colour and stone for the Tiffany & Co. designers for over a century. There’s no denying that Tiffany’s bold and classic T design speaks pure contemporary elegance. The ring (approx. THB 55,796 ) features an 18k white gold band with turquoise and round brilliant diamonds, giving it extra sparkle. A perfect Christmas gift.
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Chopard Happy Hearts Earrings
This lovely pair of earrings (approx. THB 95,850) from Chopard’s Happy Hearts collection is the perfect blend of Chopard’s heart talisman and the Maison’s iconic dancing diamonds. This little dose of happiness features 18-carat rose gold with white diamonds and turquoise. Rock this pair with any of your outfits to add a touch of adorability and love.
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Bulgari’s Divas’ Dream Bracelet
Bulgari’s Divas’s Dream bracelet (approx. THB 44,686) is truly a charming piece with a very unique character. The strong Roman spirit reflected in this necklace is for all the glamorous divas out there. The gorgeous romantic accessory comes in 18k rose gold with a pendent set in turquoise.
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Buccellati’s Opera Color Sautoir Necklace
It doesn’t get any more mesmerising does it? Italian jewellery brand Buccellati knows how to flaunt the sea-green gemstone in the most beautiful manner. Buccellati’s Opera Color Sautoir necklace (price on request) in yellow gold features 8 turquoise logo elements, all very intricately designed. December babies, here’s a regal one, for all you kings and queens of the month.
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