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December Birthstones: Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise
December 23 , 2016 | Written by: Riko Specogna collection of gemstones

People born in December are lucky enough to have not one, not two, but three different birthstones. Tanzanite, zircon and turquoise are each known for their own unique and eye-catching shade of blue. Available in a range of styles, cuts, colours and rarities, it’s easy to find the December birthstone that best suits your personal tastes and budget. Here is some more information of tanzanite, zircon and turquoise, the three birthstones for the month of December.


Tanzanite is a variety of the mineral zoisite. Tanzanite is named after the country Tanzania, which is its country of origin. Tanzanite is so rare that it can only be found within a few square miles of Tanzania near Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzanite is known for its exquisite blue coloring, which can range from pale blue to aquamarine. Tanzanite is a sensitive stone that can easily be damaged, so it’s better suited for earrings than rings or pendants.


The name zircon comes from the Persian word zargun, meaning gold-colored. Despite this word origin, zircon is actually available in a wide variety of colours, including red, orange, yellow, green and brown. However, the most popular colour for zircon is blue. Blue zircon is variety associated with the month of December. People have believed for centuries that zircon helps to promote sleep in the wearer, as well as ward off evil and encourage prosperity.


Turquoise gets its name from its bold and magnetic blue-green hue. The word turquoise comes from the French expression pierre turque (meaning “Turkish stone”) because it was introduced to Europe by Turkey in the 13th century. Turquoise is one of the softest gemstones, which is why it can be found in so many different carved shapes and patterns. Turquoise has been said to grant power and protection to the wearer.

Anyone born in December is fortunate enough to have three of the most beautiful blue gems as their birthstones. To have custom tanzanite, zircon or turquoise jewelry created for you, contact our expert jewelers today at Marlow’s Diamond & Design.

Holiday Jewelry Gift Guide
December 21 , 2016 | Written by: Riko Specogna

With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about what to get your loved ones. Jewelry makes a great holiday gift—a beautiful necklace, ring or pair of earrings is a very thoughtful way to show how much you care. Get your loved ones gifts to last a lifetime with custom jewelry from Marlow’s Diamond & Design. Here is a holiday gift guide from our team of expert jewelers.

For Him

Marlow’s Diamond & Design has a number of classic and sophisticated jewelry options for men. We also have a variety of sleek and contemporary styles, so we’ll have something for him no matter what his personal tastes may be. We have a variety of men’s rings, ranging from classic bands to more modern sports rings. We also have a range of customizable pendants. With the jewelry selections from Marlow’s Diamond & Design, you’ll have no problem finding him the perfect gift this holiday season.

For Her

Find the perfect holiday gift for her at Marlow’s Diamond & Design. We have a large selection of diamond rings, available in a variety of sizes, band widths, and framing. We also have rings with other gemstone centers, as well as a number of different earrings and pendants. We can also create a custom piece of jewelry for you using the design and gemstone of your choice. At Marlow’s Diamond & Design, we also offer repair and restyling services so you can give a favourite vintage ring or necklace an upgrade as a gift this holiday season.

Finding the perfect holiday gifts for your loved ones can be difficult. Jewelry is a beautiful and thoughtful gift that your loved ones can wear for many years to come. Make your holidays something special with jewelry from Marlow’s Diamond & Design. We have a wide variety of stunning jewelry pieces available, as well as custom jewelry designs and repair services. For more information about our jewelry and services, contact us today at Marlow’s Diamond & Design.