- Birthstone: December
- Anniversary: 11th
- Color: Blue to green in color, opaque stone. It derives its color from the metals present in the ground where it is mined, such as copper and iron.
- From: Found only in dry, desert climates including Arizona, China, Iran, Mexico and Egypt.
- Facts & Lore: The oldest stone used in jewelry. Found in tombs of ancient Egyptians dating back 4,000 years, carved by Chinese 3,000 years ago and revered by Mesoamericans. Said to guarantee health, good fortune and ward off evil spirits.