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Turquoise Jewelry

Updated on January 23, 2016
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Turquoise Earrings

Falling Leaves Earrings Turquoise nuggets with metal detailed leaves
Falling Leaves Earrings Turquoise nuggets with metal detailed leaves | Source
Blue Peace Earrings Beautiful turquoise discs.
Blue Peace Earrings Beautiful turquoise discs. | Source

Turquoise Has a Unique Look

Turquoise jewelry can be absolutely stunning. The rich blue-green color, unique natural look, and interesting texture of turquoise is what makes it so appealing to me. When walking through any jewelry section of a department store, the turquoise always succeeds in catching my eye. There are several different styles and sizes of turquoise jewelry, making it easy to match to various clothing styles. In addition, it is affordable when compared to other types of natural stones.

Turquoise can be affordable at stores such as Ross and T.J. Max. It can also be very expensive at department stores and jewelers. Whatever your preference, there are many choices when it comes to buying turquoise jewelry.

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Turquoise Necklaces

Dark  Night Turquoise Neckace Turquoise crocheted with black cording.
Dark Night Turquoise Neckace Turquoise crocheted with black cording. | Source
Blue and Green Mixed Stone Necklace Turquoise mixed with ceramic and glass beads.
Blue and Green Mixed Stone Necklace Turquoise mixed with ceramic and glass beads. | Source

History and Beliefs About Turquoise

According to the International Colored Gemstone Association, "The color of the turquoise makes us feel happy and cheerful, for in it the light blue of the sky and the stimulating green of the sea are combined." And I guess that is why I am so fond of it as well, loving the endless sky and the powerful ocean.

Wikipedia states that, "In many cultures of the Old and New Worlds, this gemstone has been esteemed for thousands of years as a holy stone, a bringer of good fortune or a talisman." From Ancient Egypt to the Persian Empire, evidence of these stones are found in extravagant furniture and jewelry.

Indians.org has this to say about turquoise: "Legend has it that the Native American Indians danced and rejoiced when the rains came. Their tears of joy mixed with the rain and seeped into Mother Earth to become SkyStone Turquoise."

Turquoise Tips

  • Buy what you love. Turquoise is considered "higher quality", the smoother and less irregularities it has. However, I find the imperfections beautiful, as you can see in the necklace pictured above.
  • Turquoise can change colors from sunlight and chemical exposure. I haven't noticed this having occurred with my own jewelry or perhaps I just haven't noticed, but it is good to be aware.
  • To clean turquoise, simply wipe with a damp cloth.
  • Wear it with everything! I used to think I had to wear it with brown or black clothing, but that's nonsense. It looks great with everything.

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