As the year draws to a close December brings with it a pair of enchanting birthstones: turquoise and zircon. Let’s explore why they’re the perfect gemstones to represent December birthdays.

Why Turquoise and Zircon?

When it comes to choosing a December birthstone, turquoise and zircon are both beautiful choices. These gemstones are celebrated for their captivating hues and deep symbolism, making them an ideal match for the festive and reflective month of December.

December Birthstone Jewellery


Turquoise has a history that spans millennia, and its name is derived from the French word "turquois," meaning "Turkish". It has been cherished by various cultures throughout history, from the ancient Egyptians to Native American tribes. Turquoise symbolises protection wisdom, and positivity. It's often associated with tranquillity and is believed to bring good fortune to its wearers.


Zircon has been revered for its brilliance and sparkle for centuries. It's a gemstone that can mimic the appearance of diamonds, making it a highly sought-after and an affordable alternative. Zircon is associated with healing, strength and clarity of mind. It's believed to promote harmony and balance, making it an ideal stone for those seeking inner peace.

The Significance of Turquoise and Zircon

Both turquoise and zircon are cherished for their calming and uplifting qualities. Turquoise represents protection, wisdom and good luck, making it an ideal gemstone for those looking to embrace the end of the year with a sense of security and positivity. Zircon, on the other hand, is associated with inner peace, clarity, and emotional balance, qualities that align perfectly with the reflective nature of December.

Zircon Jewellery at Abbott Lyon

At Abbott Lyon, we're passionate about crafting exquisite jewellery that captures the essence of zircon. Our birthstone collection features stunning pieces, including rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings, designed to complement your style.

Whether you're treating yourself or selecting a meaningful gift, turquoise jewellery from Abbott Lyon is a beautiful way to celebrate December. Choose your favourite December birthstone and discover which one resonates with you the most.

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