Turquoise- The Gemstone for the month of December

Turquoise is the beautiful birthstone of December. When mining began, it was one of the first jewels to be discovered. Turquoise is a common gemstone, although it is quite uncommon to find it in its native state. It has a long history and possesses a variety of fascinating qualities.

Turquoise Gemstone



As water moves through porous rock, minerals are dissolved, such as copper, aluminium and iron. Turquoise is formed over a lengthy period of time by the accumulation of minerals in pores and fissures. Iron and copper content affect the stone's coloration.

Because of the trading route that brought it to Europe via Turkey, the name "turquoise" is claimed to stem from "Turkish stone." It was mined in 4000 BC and utilised in jewellery, amulets and the creation of cosmetics as turquoise was by that time.

Spiritual properties

As an amulet, which is a little piece of jewellery that is considered to protect against evil, danger, and disease, turquoise has been a popular choice for generations. Positive energy and impurities are supposed to be expelled and protected by this item's purification properties. Aside from its ability to improve intuition and release inhibitions, December's birthstone is also said to allow the soul to be free to express itself. It aids in awakening to one's true nature. Turquoise is also said to help with creative problem solving and calming the jitters when speaking in front of a large audience.

Healing properties

There are many difficulties that can be healed with Turquoise's throat chakra properties. Our team of Turquoise specialists is always ready to help those in need of assistance with physical disorders that originate in the upper respiratory tract.

Turquoise Rings

Because this stone is linked to the breath, it can help alleviate everything from bronchial problems to panic attacks by bringing a soothing cool water touch to the breath. Overall, Turquoise is an excellent stone for strengthening and relieving rheumatism and other ailments. You need this stone if you want to boost your immune system, absorb nutrients, rid yourself of acidic anxiety, and rebalance your physical and spiritual bodies so that you feel fresh, cleaned, and clear-headed in this muddy world.



The amount of iron and copper in the substance determines its color, which ranges from a deep sky blue to a pale apple green. The most sought-after colour is Robin egg blue. 'Sleeping Beauty Turquoise' is one of the most sought-after colours in the world. This highly sought-after colour is also seen in Persian turquoise. Matrix - brown or black veins that are part of the host rock that the turquoise has grown in - is a common feature in many types of turquoise.


December's birthstone is an opaque to semi-transparent stone that is both light and extremely delicate. Microcrystalline, a material made up of minute crystals, is the most prevalent type of it. It has a waxy or vitreous sheen when it is freshly fractured.


Turquoise is extremely rare in its native form, accounting for less than 3% of the total turquoise available for sale. There is a lot more stabilised Turquoise around. In this case, the stone has been treated in some way to address the softness and porosity that are common to a great percentage of turquoise. Clear epoxy resin is the most typical method of stabilisation.

different types of tourquise stone

Rocks are permanently hardened when resin is absorbed into them under pressure, making them ideal for jewellery. It's becoming more and more typical for Turquoise to be color-enhanced and stabilised, as well as reconstituted, since good-quality rough material becomes more and more difficult to come by. Turquoise is also a relatively soft stone with a Mohs scale hardness of  6.

The United States, Egypt, Mexico, China, Iran, Peru, Poland, Russia, France, Tibet, Egypt, Afghanistan, and Arabia are the primary sources of Turquoise.

What makes Turquoise so special

Turquoise lacks the glimmer and radiance of other jewels, such as diamonds, rubies, and emeralds, yet it does not diminish its beauty. Instead, it enhances the distinctive brilliance of this gemstone.

Compared to other prominent gemstones, it is also a lot softer. The Mohs hardness scale ranks diamonds at 10.0, followed by emeralds and rubies at 9.0. A 5.0-6.0 rating is not nearly as durable as these other stones, which is why turquoise is not a good choice for jewellery making.

Despite its softness, turquoise is a great material for carving since it is easily scratched and nicked. Turquoise is carved into beautiful jewellery, figurines, and other works of art by artists around the world.

turquoise necklace

Turquoise is one of the rarest and most sought-after gemstones in the world because of these characteristics.

Treat yourself or a loved one to a one-of-a-kind piece of turquoise jewellery that has a rich history of folklore and lore from Iris Gems. If you're looking for turquoise jewellery, the December birthstone, you can't go wrong with such an essential and beautiful gemstone.