The last month of the year is another double birthstone month and they could not be more different. One is ancient with an opaque quality, and is found in several areas in the world. While the other, is a relative baby to the gem world, has a stunning clear clarity and is only found in one place. So let's dive into all you need to know about December's birthstones Turquoise and Tanzanite.
If you have followed Scotch Street Vintage for any period of time you have probably figured out WE LOVE OPALS! So we have a lot to say in this months opal gemstone buyers guide, like all the different types of opals, popular cuts, and most importantly what to look for when buying opal jewelry.
Unlike other precious stones that come in multiple colors rubies are only red and they have very little variations in the blood red color they are known for. While bluer tones have a slightly higher value, the biggest color difference you will find is from a bluer purply red to a pinky red.