Turquoise is the accepted gemstone for December. The name means ”Turkish stone” because the trade route that brought it to Europe used to come via Turkey. Colors in turquoise range from sky blue to apple green. During the 16th century, the Southwest Indians used turquoise as currency. They believed the gemstone could bring spoils to the warrior, animals to the hunter, and happiness and good fortune to all. This expertly painted figurine, coupled with a high-quality Swarovski gemstone, make the Gemstones collection a perfect gift for anyone.
The Gemstones collection is a great way to introduce someone to the finely crafted ranges produced by Royal Doulton. Featuring a Swarovski gemstone and crafted in exquisite fine bone china, each figure is beautifully hand-made and hand-decorated, demonstrating excellent craftsmanship and artistry. Many people know which gemstone is associated with his or her month of birth. This is probably due to the folklore associated with these stones. Early civilizations as far back as 1400 BC gave mysterious and magical powers to gemstones, believing that wearing the gemstone would give them luck or protect them..