‘Tis the season of Turquoise! As we roll into December, we swap out November’s warm hues and jump right into this beautiful cool-toned stone - just in time for Winter! Turquoise, being one of the world’s most ancient gems, has an incredible story to tell. From its rich history to its rich ocean blue hues, it's no surprise Turquoise has made its way to the top of some of our personal favorites!
This archaic gem dates back centuries serving as jewelry for ancient Egypt’s rulers and over 3,000 years ago was often even carved by Chinese artisans.
Turquoise is a powerful gem representing wisdom, protection, tranquility, hope and good fortune, so it's no wonder the Native Americans would use this gem so often in ceremonies and celebrations! Not only does this stone generate incredible energy, but it can be used to create some magical, unique, statement jewelry pieces.
One of the best features of Turquoise is that each piece is truly one-of-a-kind. Its distinguishably intense hues of light blue to greenish-blue can range from semi-translucent to fully opaque with some even having matrix patterns created by remnants of the rock the gem was harvested from. The most valuable turquoise is considered to be that which has no matrix pattern, an even medium blue color, and can be easily polished.
Turquoise is considered to be a more delicate gem. Ranging anywhere from 5-6 on the Mohs hardness scale, this stone does require a little extra TLC to ensure its longevity! We recommend you care for your more delicate pieces, like turquoise, by storing it away from the rest of your jewelry so as to avoid scratching or damaging the stone. Clean it with warm, soapy water, but avoid high heat as this can cause surface damage or discoloration. With mindful care, turquoise can be an excellent everyday wear statement piece!
December babes, being bold and strong-willed, you are deserving of a birthstone that mirrors those beautiful qualities - Turquoise will not disappoint!
Adorn yourself in some of our statement turquoise pieces pictured below.