December’s Birthstones, Blue Topaz & Tanzanite

Tanzanite Jewelry
Tanzanite, A December Birthstone

December’s Birthstones are Tanzanite and Blue Topaz, with Blue Topaz being the stone of choice for the more budgetary conscious customer.  Both gemstones are remarkably beautiful additions to anyone’s jewelry repertoire and they make fine gifts for loved ones that can be passed down from generation to generation.  This is the month of gift giving, and OROLATINA® is happy to present our customers with a beautiful selection of both Blue Topaz Jewelry and Tanzanite Jewelry.

Tanzanite, as they name suggest, is found only in Tanzania, a country in East Africa.  It ranks 6.5 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, and is universally heat treated (and as such, has no effect on the pricing of Tanzanite) to remove the browns and ambers naturally occurring in the stone in order to enhance the natural blue & blue violet colors found within the stone.  Recent changes in the Tanzanian Government’s rules regarding the export of the stone have increased the pricing of the stone, as it can only be processed & cut in the country itself.  Previously, raw stones were shipped to India for cutting; however, the government took up export bans on raw stones to facilitate the creation of local jobs and recoup profits by enforcing the export of only finished stones.

Naturally Blue Topaz is amongst the rarest of the Topaz colors and Topaz is typically heat treated and irradiated to bring out a beautiful light blue color.  The vast majority of jewelry quality blue topaz has been treated in such a manner.  Topaz ranks 8 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness and is widely popular amongst women of all ages throughout the world for its beauty, durability and versatility as an eye-catching accessory.

Topaz Jewelry
Blue Topaz… A December Birthstone

OROLATINA® carries a beautiful selection of both Tanzanite Jewelry and Topaz Jewelry.  We do our very best to ensure that there are selections for all tastes & budgets; and we work diligently to ensure that our selections contain only jewelry pieces that range from the Chic to the Unique.

This month the world celebrates a virtually universal season of gift-giving.  From Christmas to Chanukah and Kwanza to Yule, people everywhere will be shopping for loved ones and giving gifts.  We wish everyone a Happy & Healthy Gift Giving Season and encourage you to take advantage of our 30 Days From Christmas Return Policy.  Purchase from OROLATINA® with complete peace of mind that if you or your loved one wish to return the purchase, you will have until January 25th 2015 to make your return for a FULL REFUND.


Christopher J. Lazaro
Executive Vice President
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Author: Christopher Lazaro

Christopher Lazaro is Co-Founder, Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Office for OROLATINA, LLC. Originally from New York, he now resides in Miami, Florida. He holds a bachelors degree in computer science, a masters degree in business administration, and has an extensive Information Technology background having worked for more than a decade at companies such as: JPMorgan Chase Bank, IBM and American Express.

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