Previous Entries:
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
June 2013
May 2013

Blog

Turquoise, The Captivating Birthstone of December

Turquoise, The Captivating Birthstone of December
Turquoise and Pearl Drops
One of the most popular stones in jewelry, and identified for its earthy, historical quality is that of turquoise. A versatile stone that go from hippie chic to fierce couture, turquoise is a stunning shade of blue gemstone that is associated frequently with Native American, Aztec, Persian, and Meospotamian cultures, although is as far reaching as China (during the Shang Dyntasty), Japan in the 18th century, and Afghanistan.

The name "turquoise" comes from the French "pierre turquoise" which means "Turkish stone," since that was what many thought it originated from when introduced to Europe, even though much of it was mined in Persia.

Thought to be sacred and valuable to the Egyptians, it was discovered in excavated tombs with artifacts decorated with turquoise. The burial mask of the pharaoh, King Tut, featured turquoise. When Queer Zer's tomb was explored, adornments such as gold and turquoise bracelets, were found on the mummy's wrists. This may have been due to popular thought that turquoise would shield them in the afterlife from illness and disease.

One of the few nontransparent popular minerals, turquoise may be found in light near-green to bluer greens, sky blues, and dark blues and more yellowish green, however most imagine turquoise in its classic self-identifying color we just call 'turquoise'.

Not very hard a stone, turquoise can be seen in large chunky jewelry statement pieces or delicate items.

Turquoise Jewelry Showcase

Turquoise Lentil with Orbit Earring
Turquoise, The Captivating Birthstone of December Turquoise-Lentil-with-Orbit-Earring-43

Tiny Turquoise Drops
Turquoise, The Captivating Birthstone of December Tiny-Turquoise-Drops-46

Turquoise Hoops
Turquoise, The Captivating Birthstone of December Turquoise-Hoops-4

Framed Turquoise Nugget Drop Earring
Turquoise, The Captivating Birthstone of December Framed-Turquoise-Nugget-Drop-Earring-69



AT: 12/01/2014 04:38:49 PM   LINK TO THIS ENTRY
0 Comments:

Post a Comment
 
Comments are closed.
Copyright © 2010 - 2019 John S Cryan Jewelers.
Store Policies | Sitemap | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
PHONE: (215) 357-8850
Family jewelry store in Southampton, PA since 1944.