December's Birthstone | Tanzanite

December's Birthstone | Tanzanite

What is the birthstone for December?

One of December’s three birthstones, tanzanite is a truly magnificent gemstone found in only one part of the world; Tanzania. The other two birthstones are zircon and turquoise; meaning all three December stones are a beautiful shade of blue. 

Taking its name from this location, tanzanite was discovered in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in the 1960s and this is still the only place in the world where it’s found.

What is the birthstone for Sagittarius?

The birthstone for Sagittarius include topaz, turquoise and tanzanite, for those born between 23rd November - 21st December.

Its vivid blue colour makes for beautiful jewellery, and it’s also the perfect gift for Christmas or December birthdays. Rare, limited and relatively new, tanzanite can be passed down through generations as a treasured heirloom.


We love the pairing of glistening white gold with the intense blues, especially with these dazzling 18ct White Gold Tanzanite Diamond Earrings and this 18ct White Gold Diamond Tanzanite Pendant.

The drop style of the earrings adorned with sparkling round brilliant diamonds, as well as a halo of diamonds surrounding the tanzanite, makes them a head-turning finishing touch for your evening wear.


“I treated myself to these earrings for my birthday, they are stunning. So many people have commented on them to say how beautiful they are sparkling in the sunlight.”  - Debbie, Beaverbrooks customer. 

Our exclusive Dance by Beaverbrooks 9ct White Gold Tanzanite Diamond Pendant also shows off tanzanite at its very best. From our exclusive Dance collection, the pretty tanzanite glitters in centre stage and delicately dances at the slightest movement for a truly mesmerising finish.

These two tanzanite rings are also on our wish list, with the beautiful blue gems nestled in the middle of a halo of round brilliant diamonds for a breathtaking finish.

An extra special Christmas present, a birthday gift or a deserved treat for yourself, bring this spectacular colour into your lives with a piece of tanzanite jewellery. 

A piece of birthstone jewellery makes a perfectly personal gift, filled with love and meaning. Find their birthstone using our Guide to Birthstone Jewellery, or head over to our Christmas shop for more gift ideas.

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