Turquoise is for December

turquoise necklace with hammered silver accents

Turquoise is for December!. It’s the traditional December birthstone. Turquoise has been a popular and much used gemstone for jewelry for a long time.  It’s the traditional birthstone for December.  Turquoise is often used for beads and cabochons and is also tumbled and used as chips.   Turquoise is frequently soaked in resin to improve…

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Turquoise Jewelry

Turquoise bead necklace with sterling silver pendant

There’s a lot of turquoise going on! Turquoise jewelry is really popular in the western United States and elsewhere, too. Turquoise ranges in color from sky blue to yellow green and all the shades between. You can find the necklace and the ring on my website. The chunky turquoise bead necklace makes a real statement…

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Turquoise is the Traditional December Birthstone

turquoise wrap bracelet on my hand and silver ring

Turquoise is the traditional December birthstone and it’s popular for jewelry.  It’s one of my favorite gemstones. The word turquoise comes from the French word for Turkey.  The name for the stone is historical since turquoise was originally brought to Europe along with other goods on trade route to Europe that ran through Turkey. Turquoise…

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New Gemstone Jewelry for 2015

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and successful year ahead in 2015.  I’m really excited about the newest designs I’m working on and I want to share some of my ideas with you.   I’ve designed a number of gemstone earrings and some sterling silver coil earrings in several styles.   These coiled silver earrings have…

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Healing Stones for Us and for Our Furry Friends

Healing Stones for Us and for Our Furry Friends – I love gemstones and crystals and I’m always interested in learning more ways to have beneficial stones around me to bolster me and also my environment. This interest has inspired me to work on designs for PetsAmulets – healing and protective stones for our furry friends.…

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My Favorite Gemstones – Turquoise

Chemically, turquoise is a hydrated copper aluminum phosphate. Turquoise has been known and used for jewelry and ornamental purposes since ancient times. It is definitely one of the oldest known stones. Turquoise got its name because the stones were originally shipped through Turkey. Deposits in Egypt were totally depleted before 2000 BC. Long ago ancient…

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