The modern birthstone for December is Turquoise. Tanzanite was added more recently as an alternative. December has the most variety in birthstones then any other month as it varies from place to place and in various calendar systems. Other birthstones for December include Blue Topaz, Lapis Lazuli, Cats Eye, Chrysoprase, Onyx, Ruby and Zircon. The Stone color associated with December is commonly Blue.
December Turquoise Poem
If cold December gave you birth
The month of snow and ice and mirth
Place on your hand a Turquoise blue;
Success will bless whate’er you do.
- Gregorian birthstone poem printed in Notes and Queries, May 11, 1889.
|Modern Birthstones||Turquoise, Blue Topaz, Tanzanite|
|Traditional Birthstones||Zircon, Lapis|
|Ayurvedic (Ancient India) Birthstones||Ruby|
|Mystical (Tibetan origin) Birthstones||Onyx|
|Russian Birthstones||Turquoise, Chrysoprase|
|Astrological Birthstones (Capricorn: Dec-Jan)||Ruby, Agate, Garnet, Black Onyx|
|Planetary Stones (Saturn: Dec-Jan)||Lapis Lazuli|
|Talismanic (Capricorn: Dec-Jan)||Onyx|