Goth Fashion for December: Tanzanite

Tanzanite pic via Photobucket.  Tanzanite info via Crystal Vaults.

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

ELEMENT: Air

 

 

 

 

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,

Dasia Denise

OOTD & Makeup for December’s Birthstones: Zircon, Tanzanite, & Turquoise

imageGemstone 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.

Polished and faceted zircon in blue, and raw zircon in red
Polished and faceted zircon in blue, and raw zircon in red

 

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.

Polished and faceted tanzanites in blue and light purple
Polished and faceted tanzanites in blue and light purple

 

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.  

Not only does turquoises come in robin's egg blue, but you can also find them in shades of green and with flecks and streaks of brown
Not only does turquoises come in robin’s egg blue, but you can also find them in shades of green and with streaks of brown and black

 

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:

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T-shirt and 25-yd. skirt: Ebay, Bell bottom pants: L. Rose Designs

 

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Blue bindi: Third Eye Bling (Etsy), Studded choker: Aeon Leather (Etsy)

 

Here’s my makeup.  I went for dark eyes and dark lips:

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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,

Dasia Denise