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The chill of winter, joy of the holidays, and final blessings of the year are all hallmarks of December. Historically, this month is tied with August for having the most birthstones at nine unique crystals. Many of them are blue, as the 15th century saw the color as a symbol of good tidings for the month. Here are the birthstones for the month of December:

Turquoise Pendant


Turquoise is a modern birthstone of December that has been associated with the month for thousands of years. Ancient shamans looked to this gem as a talisman of protection, prosperity, and luck. It also is beneficial for those born under Sagittarius, one of the Zodiac signs of December.

Blue Topaz

Soft and gentle blue topaz is the Hindu birthstone of December. Topaz stimulates your self-esteem and ability to learn, allowing you to navigate complex ideas. It also aligns your meridians, calms your emotions, and connects you to spiritual sources, making it excellent for meditation.

Lapis Lazuli

Prior to the 1950s, Lapis Lazuli was considered a birthstone of December. Historically, this is a stone of ancient royalty and artists. It is a stone of self-mastery and protection that can clear the mind, bringing deep peace and stress relief for those who carry it.


Zircon replaced Lapis Lazuli as a recognized birthstone for December after 1952. These stones have a quiet vibration and come in a variety of colors. Blue Zircon is most often considered a December birthstone, encouraging joy and emotional balance.


In 2002, Tanzanite became listed as a December birthstone in the United States. This is is a very protective, soothing stone that helps one share spiritual information from their heart in a calm manner.


In ancient times, Ruby was associated with December. This birthstone sharpens the mind, improves concentration, and encourages courtly love.




Chrysoprase is the old Russian birthstone for December. This stone is thought to bring good fortune, mend broken hearts, and remove inferiority complexes.


The Tibetan birthstone for December, Onyx offers self-mastery and protective energy. It also encourages happiness and good fortune. 


Bloodstone is a traditional December birthstone. It is a stone of courage that renews one’s energy and grounds their sense of vigor.

Care & Other Information

All gemstones are unique and special. Variation in color and inclusions are natural and to be expected.

Bathe in full moonlight regularly to energize crystals. Cleanse regularly by placing on a piece of selenite or by moving through the smoke of sage. Honor your jewelry by removing it daily, allowing it to rest.

Crystal Life’s staff and local artisan crafters are energy practitioners of various disciplines. We work with hand-selected, top quality gemstones and materials. Our original designs are based on our knowledge of ancient and contemporary energy modalities.  

Crystal Life is renowned for its peaceful energy, which comes from our commitment to work in respectful cooperation with all life forms, including product, staff, and our in-store and online customers.

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Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.

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