December Birthdays - Zircon, Tanzanite and Turquoise, Lapis
Tanzanite - Tanzanite is found in only one place in the world near Mt. Klamanjaro Tanzania. Tanzanite is a 6.5 on Moh's Scale of Mineral Hardness
Zircon - Blue Zircon is the most popular variety of zircon but it is also available in other colors. Zircon's fire, brilliance and beauty compare to almost any gem. Zircon is a 7.5 on Moh's Scale.
Turquoise - Turquoise is light or dark blue or a blue green color and may contain narrow veins known as matrix. Turquoise is a 6 on Moh's Scale
Lapis - Lapis is a deep blue stone with gold inclusions. Lapis is not dyed and is extremely rare. Anciently it was used for pigments in paint and for carvings. It is 5 - 6 on Moh's scale.