December has two birthstones rich in history. For those of you considered an "old soul," Zircon is the stone for you. It is found in Australian deposits and are actually the oldest minerals on the face of the earth. Similarly, the Turquoise was among the first gems to be mined, and while many historic sites have been depleted some are still worked on to this day.
The Topaz is a magnificent stone most commonly found throughout Asia and typically takes on a golden hue. Known as the "Imperial Topaz," this gem was once reserved solely for the Russian royal family. Not only does it have royal popularity but the Topaz also carries a healing energy on a physical level (for digestion) as well as for promoting self-love and emotional balance.
If you were born in the month of October, you have the luck of having two incredibly beautiful gems as your birthstone! Both the Opal and Tourmaline represent the month of October, as well as the 14th and 8th wedding anniversary. The Opal is most commonly found in deposits in Australia in the town of Coober Pedy, while the Tourmaline is actually most commonly found in California.
The Sapphire comes from a gemstone family called corundum, the same family as the Ruby. Throughout history, this gemstone was believed to be extremely divine, as many members of the church were observed wearing it in representation of heaven. The Sapphire was believed to bring spiritual blessings and grant those who wore it protection.