Birthstones | December

 

Seascape

I was surprised to find out that December’s birthstone has some interesting meaning and beliefs behind it. Topaz is derived from the Sanskrit word “tapas,” meaning fire and it was even considered by ancient civilizations to have cooling properties.  Not only was it believed to be able to cool boiling water when thrown into the pot, but it was also believed to calm hot tempers as well!!! This gemstone has been credited with other healing powers, as well. Among them the ability to cure insanity, asthma, weak vision and insomnia.

The three shades of Blue Topaz are Sky, Swiss and London Blue.  The latter is the deepest blue and is often used as a less expensive substitute for Sapphire.

DID YOU KNOW? A gift of Blue Topaz is symbolic of love and fidelity and that it also represents friendship and luck.

This Seascape ring from Premier Designs is a wonderful choice for a Blue Topaz ring to add to your jewelry box. This $36 ring is not only affordable but such a pretty shade of blue and it can be worn season after season.

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In friendship and style…

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