December Birth Stone Turquoise

December's traditional personalized jewelry gift birthstone, turquoise, is regarded as a love charm. The name comes from an old French word for "Turkey."

Turquoise is sacred to Native American Indians, often used in rituals and ceremonies. It is a symbol of good fortune and success, believed to relax the mind and protect its wearer from harm.

Turquoise rings, in particular, are thought to keep away evil spirits and enhance wisdom, trust, kindness and understanding. The color ranges from green blue to light sky blue. Because skin oils can change the color, turquoise should be regularly wiped clean. 

Combine a vintage turquoise piece with a contemporary silver tone ladybug watch for a nice personalized gift combination.