November is over, which means sunny citrine is no longer ruling as this month’s birthstone and that it’s time for something new (and blue) to step in. For those born in December, there’s a choice between three different—yet equally stunning—birthstones: zircon, tanzanite, and turquoise. While all of these stones exist in unique shades of blue, we can’t deny that turquoise is one of our favorite stones to wear regardless of our birth month. Ranging from a powdery, sky blue to a green-hued robin’s egg, turquoise has quite the colorful history.
This tranquil, calming stone was once thought to provide protection to ancient kings, shamans, and warriors. It’s also thought to improve overall mood and emotions by giving its wearer a sense of peace and serenity and help stabilize mood swings (count us in!). As well, it's believed that if you’re given a piece of turquoise by a loving friend, that stone will bring you good fortune and protect from negative energy. Sounds like the perfect birthday gift for all of the Sagittarius (and Capricorn-cusped) people in your life, if you ask me.
We gathered up 13 turquoise baubles of all sorts, and at all price points, to make gifting your BFF (or yourself) a little bit easier. Click through the gallery below to check out our picks.
Pamela Love, Pluma Ring, $80, available at Pamela Love.
Jami, Caged Turquoise Bullet Point Necklace, $28, available at Jami.
Andrea Fohrman, Mini Crescent 18-Karat Gold Turquoise Earring, $590, available at Net-A-Porter.
Monica Vinader, Rose Gold Vermeil Turquoise Bracelet, $295, available at Net-A-Porter.
Free People, Sunburst Turquoise Cuff, $88, available at Free People.
Dani Barbe, Turquoise Narrow Cuff, $178, available at Anthropologie.
Jennifer Meyer, Turquoise Inlay Bar Stud Earrings, $395, available at Serafina.
Avrocomy, Sun Studs, $140, available at Avrocomy.
Melissa Gisele, Turquoise Orbit Ring, $94, available at Ritual Ritual.
La Kaiser, Opal And Turquoise Wishbone Pendant, $112, available at La Kaiser.
Cities In Dust, Turquoise Dagger Cuff, $64, available at Local Eclectic.
Loren Stewart, Double Turquoise Baguette Ring, $300, available at Loren Stewart.
Vanessa Mooney, The Honey Rider Necklace, $26.40, available at Vanessa Mooney.