The December birthstone is turquoise. The turquoise stone got its name from its introduction to the West from Turkey. Turquoise has a long history of being used throughout different civilizations. Turquoise is believed to have been mined as early as 6000 B.C. by Egyptians and is also thought to be one of the first stones to be used in jewelry. Turquoise is harvested in Iran and North America and in both sites the stone was honored with powers of luck and protection during most of Ancient history. The turquoise stone has been held in high esteem throughout history and continues to be held as such today.
This poem explains and sums up one of the gifts attributed to the December birthstone, turquoise:
“If cold December gave you birth
The month of snow and ice and mirth
Place on your hand a turquoise blue
Success will bless what’er you do.”
The December birthstone clearly has been thought to provide good luck, success, and prosperity. The December Birthstone rosary encourages one to pray to the Lord for the success and prosperity which God wills for them and others.The rosary itself is a beautiful gift, and by adding the special touch of the December birthstone one can make the powerful gift even more cherished and loved by the recipient.
To learn more about Birthstone rosaries please view the Birthstone rosary guide. Birthstone rosaries are a great gift and the December Birthstone rosary could be the perfect gift for a loved one born in that precious month in which we celebrate our Lord’s birth.