Happy Birthday Turquoise!
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.
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
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.
This stunning turquoise engagement ring features a turquoise in the (popular) cabachon shape, surrounded by seed pearls. These gemstones reside in a 14 kt rosy yellow gold setting circa, early 1900's.
Victorian Engagement Ring
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 antique engagement rings are always timeless and classic.