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Although birthstones actually date back to biblical times and were associated with the zodiac, the official birthstone list was created in 1912 by the Jewelers of America Association.
The original birthstone for December was Turquoise. As time went on and turquoise was not available in every store, Blue Topaz or Zircon was added as an alternate less expensive birthstone.
Tanzanite comes from Tanzania and the rich looking stone was discovered in 1969 and added to the official birthstone list in 2002.
Check out our December sale of colored stone rings. We have several December birthstones, and some rings can be made up with your choice of birthstone.