Tradition has it that those born in the final month of the year have ancient lapis lazuli (stone of courage, wisdom and intellect) and turquoise (associated with protection and hope) as their December birthstones. But perhaps with changing times come changing spiritual needs, and modern etiquette now deems other blue gemstones – namely blue zircon (said to boost happiness and healing), blue topaz (bringer of success and calm) and tanzanite (promoter of vitality and consciousness) – as the preferred choice.
Whatever your preference, December is certainly the perfect time to gift someone a shimmering, frosty-hued jewel. Here, we round up the most tempting blue jewellery of the moment.
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