December Birthstone (Turquoise)

The word Turquoise comes from the french expression “pierre tourques,” meaning “Turkish Stone,” which references the stone being brought to Europe from Turkey during the 13th century. Turquoise has origins that can be traced all the way back to ancient Egypt, around the year 3000 BC. The stone was often used in protective amulets as well as for Egyptian royalty, such as Cleopatra and King Tut. Native Americans also considered this stone to be sacred and often used Turquoise as a healing tool. This stone is full of love and energy and promotes good health, fortune and protection.

These beautiful handmade earrings are one of a kind and perfect for adding a little flair to your outfit. They are 14k yellow gold and Tibeton Turquoise atop an oval cabochon cut apatite. These fish hook earrings are approximately 45.73mm long with a price of $1600.

Turquoise is found in arid regions where rainwater dissolves copper in the soil, forming colorful nodular deposits when it combines with aluminum and phosphorus. Copper contributes blue hues, while iron and chrome add a hint of green. Some turquoise contains pieces of host rock, called matrix, which appear as dark webs or patches in the material. The U.S. is currently the largest supplier of Turquoise. New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Colorado all produce Turquoise but Arizona is considered to be the best when it comes to value and quality.

Another Turquoise piece in our shop are these gorgeous studs. They are also one of a kind and perfect for adding a pop of color. A round Turquoise is set in 14k yellow gold with a 14k yellow gold safety post. They are approximately 13.63mm in diameter with a price of $550.

If interested in any pieces above, please contact us or visit our Providence location.