December brings a chill in the air, and it’s the time when we celebrate one of our favorite colors, the beautiful blue of turquoise. Turquoise comes in many different shades, which makes it such a unique gemstone. Let’s celebrate the warmth of turquoise and take a look at why it is such a beautiful semi precious gemstone.

About Turquoise:

Turquoise is a semi-precious stone, a hydrous phosphate, part of the aluminum family, and celebrates its birthday every December. Legend has it, turquoise can be a wonderful healer, and has been known to ward off evil spirits when worn. This unique stone has been popular since the Egyptian dynasties and has always been popular among Native Americans. The turquoise’s blue colors range from soft pastel blues to a bluish-green color, and is usually seen in a cabachon or square cut shape. It is a relatively soft, and porous, gemstone which ranks 5-6 on Mohs scale of hardness.

Please note, we do not recommend using a steam or ultrasonic cleaner with your turquoise jewelry. Enjoy:

Victorian Turquoise engagement ring

Victorian Turquoise engagement ring

Queen Victoria loved beautiful engagement rings, and turquoise was definitely a favorite of hers. This sweet victorian engagement ring features six (6) square cut turquoise, ranging from blue-green to pastel blue colors. These turquoise are flanked by six petite seed pearls. Crafted in the early 1900's in 10 kt rose gold, this ring is completed with unique filigree embellishments.

Turquoise Engagement Ring

 engagement rings

This engagement ring features a turquoise in the (popular) cabachon shape, surrounded by seed pearls. These stones reside in a 14 kt rosy yellow gold setting circa, early 1900's.

Victorian Engagement Ring

Victorian engagement rings

Turquoise was used by master jewelers throughout the different eras in history to create beautiful pieces of jewelry. This unique vintage ring has paired turquoise with deep, red square cut garnet gemstones and seed pearls, all residing in a rose gold mounting with handcrafted filigree engravings. Victorian engagement rings are always timeless and classic.

Final thoughts:

If you love blue like we do, you will love turquoise jewelry! Which turquoise ring is your favorite? Please tell us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Pin your favorite on Pinterest!