Turquoise jewellery is always on trend and always makes a statement! From vintage turquoise necklaces, large turquoise and silver cuff bracelets, and turquoise pendant earrings, turquoise is always in style, looks fabulous on everyone and it can dress up or dress down your look depending on what you’re wearing. Paired with a sexy, coral-coloured slip dress, turquoise highlights the perfect evening look or when worn with a well cut white tee and white skinny jeans, the same turquoise jewellery will look much more casual-chic. For a truly statement-making look, embellish your wrists with a stack of mixed-metal turquoise bracelets.
Turquoise is the birthstone of the month of December and looks especially great on December babies! However you wear it, you really can’t go wrong with turquoise!
Turquoise is the oldest gemstones in human history and has been worn by well-to-dos for centuries. The name itself means “Turkish stone” as it came to Europe by way of Turkey. It is used in mythic and ancient cultures as well. If given a turquoise by a loving friend, that stone would protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. The turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It also brings peace to the home. Turquoise is regarded as one of the oldest protection amulets, and was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures. It has remained at the height of fashion since these ancient times.
Turquoise is greenish-blue or pale sky blue.The dark markings in turquoise are the matrix, the rock that the turquoise formed in. When stones are cut, some of the matrix remains bound to the turquoise. Matrix colour varies because turquoise can form in different types of rock. A few minerals are sometimes confused with turquoise by people who are unfamiliar with it, including minerals like: variscite, larimar, blue-green chalcedony, lapis lazuli and chrysocolla.
Turquoise jewellery is gorgeous, especially when paired with sterling silver. The beautiful greenish blue shade is a colour that anybody can wear as it stands out on every skin tone. Great with both silver and gold, you can pair turquoise with almost anything and wear it in both formal and dressed-down occasions.
Handle your turquoise jewellery carefully to avoid scratching it. Don’t store turquoise with harder gemstones or other materials that might rub against it and cause damage. Rinse turquoise with warm water and mild soap to clean.