Gemstone photos via Photobucket. Gemstone info via Wixon Jewelers.
Here we are with December’s birthstones and there are three for this month: Zircon, Tanzanite, and Turquoise. Concluding the year with three birthstones instead of one (or even two) is a nice way to finish out 2015.
We’ll start with Zircon, which was believed to have healing powers during the Middle Ages. Zircons were believed to “bring posterity and promote honor and wisdom in its wearer”. Zircons are most popular in shades of blue (especially Caribbean Blue), but zircons can also be found in shades of green, dark red, orange, and yellow. Zircons can also be colorless.
Next up is Tanzanite. Tanzanites can only be found in one place: Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzanites look a lot like sapphires, with its varying shades of deep blue, but they will usually have overtones of rich purple. While true blue tanzanites are rare, these gemstones are most popular in tones of light blues and light purples. You can also find tanzanites in various shapes and sizes.
Last gemstone for December is Turquoise, which is the oldest of the three gemstones. It is also among the most popular. Turquoises were worn by the ancient Egyptian Pharaohs, as well as the Native Americans. Its robin’s egg blue color was thought to promote the status and wealth of the wearer, and was believed to protect them from evil and bring good luck.
My outfit and makeup was inspired by zircons. Once again, this is a belly dance-inspired outfit with the bindi, skirt, and bell-bottom pants underneath:
Here’s my makeup. I went for dark eyes and dark lips:
That’s the last gemstone post for 2015. I plan on posting more gemstone pics in 2016, but I’m trying to figure out how to change it up a bit. Stay tuned.
Love & Shimmies,