C. 1970 Vintage Turquoise and 5mm Cultured Pearl Bracelet With Diamonds in 14kt White Gold. 7.25"Item#: 877499
Decembers birthstone Turquoise one of my loves ❤️ .......In the United States we celebrate December by offering four ways to fight the winter blues: Blue topaz , zircon , tanzanite and turquoise – all of them, appropriately, best known for beautiful shades of blue.
These gems range from the oldest on earth (zircon), to one of the first mined and used in jewelry (turquoise), blue is one of its shades(topaz) and to one of the most recently discovered (tanzanite).
Turquoise is one of the world’s most ancient gems and my favorite color. Is my preferred focus this month .
Rulers of ancient Egypt adorned themselves with turquoise jewelry, and Chinese artisans were carving it more than 3,000 years ago. Turquoise is the national gem of Tibet, and has long been considered a stone that guarantees health, good fortune, and protection from evil.
The gem’s name comes from the French expression pierre tourques, or “Turkish stone.” The name, which originated in the thirteenth century, reflects the fact that the material probably first arrived in Europe from Turkish sources.
Turquoise was a ceremonial gem and a medium of exchange for Native American tribes in the southwestern US. They also used it in their jewelry and amulets. The Apaches believed that turquoise attached to a bow or firearm increased a hunter’s or warrior’s accuracy.
Turquoise is plentiful and available in a wide range of sizes. It’s used for beads, cabochons, carvings, and inlays. Although well known to consumers, its popularity in the mainstream jewelry industry comes and goes. The biggest and most permanent market is in the American Southwest. It’s also popular elsewhere, among customers who are captivated by that region’s mystery and romance, as well as by the blue of its skies.
Whatever your style preference or budget, one of December’s three birthstones will match your true blue desires. I love turquoise so much I have surrounded my self with it !
This information was found from two sources the national Gem Association and GIA of America.
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