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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A Cool Turquoise Bracelet for Hot Summer Weather!

I love wearing a cool bracelet turquoise bracelet for hot summer weather. My current favorite is a wrap around bracelet like my turquoise wrap bracelet. This bracelet has turquoise nuggets on memory wire with sterling silver accents.  This is a one-of-a-kind bracelet that should fit a wrist up to 8 inches around.  The beads are…

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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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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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