Hello, SoulFlowers! This outfit is inspired by December’s birthstone, Tanzanite. I was invited by friends to participate in Krampusnacht (“Krampus Night”), where the horned figure, Krampus, smacks naughty children with sticks and steals their candy! We went to Krampusnacht DC, where money is raised for Santa’s Cause DC, a project of Family Matters Of Greater Washington.
I love the deep blue color of Tanzanite. However, December has 2 other birthstones: Turquoise and Zircon. Of these 3 gemstones, tanzanite is the newest one, discovered and named in 1967 on the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
While tanzanite ranges in color from lilac blue to deep violet-blue, in its raw form it can be also be found in brown, yellow, and sometimes green. In its faceted form (in blue), it was given the name Gemstone Of The 20th Century, named and promoted by Tiffany & Co. in New York City. Tanzanite is pretty rare and therefore, quite costly and highly valued.
TANZANITE INFO & SYMBOLISM
TITLES: The Gem Of Positivity
COLORS: Lilac blue, sapphire blue, and deep blue-violet
MOHS SCALE HARDNESS: 6.5
CHAKRAS: Throat (5), Third Eye (6), Crown (7)
ZODIAC SIGN: Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)
SYMBOLIZES: Patience, Loyalty, Calmness, Faithfulness, Wisdom, Spirituality
Well, lovelies…this is the last birthstone post for 2017. I’m not sure if I’ll continue the birthstone series, but I do like posting these. I think birthstones are a nice way to add color to your gothic wardrobe. There will be a few more posts soon, so stay tuned.
Peace, love and darkness,