December - Turquoise Jewellery
DECEMBER - TURQUOISE
The gemstone for December is the turquoise. It has long been thought to represent love and affection. In Russia wedding rings are often made with some turquoise. Turquoise is copper aluminum phosphate. It is usually found in arid regions where it is leached out of rock near the water tables by rain and groundwater. This is a fairly soft stone that also contains some water. A very blue coloration represents a high copper content, while greener hues come from iron.