Turquoise is a blue to greenish-blue mineral that has been used as a gemstone for centuries. It is often associated with positive qualities such as wisdom, protection, and good fortune. In various cultures, Turquoise has been highly valued and used for jewelry, amulets, and other decorative items.

It’s worth noting that birthstones can vary based on cultural and historical traditions. While Turquoise is widely recognized as a December birthstone, other stones like Blue Zircon and Tanzanite are also considered alternative birthstones for this month. These alternatives provide people with more choices for their birthstone depending on personal preferences and style.