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Turquoise Jewelry

Sunday, 16 November 2008

turquoise jewelryIf it is a get together or evening party or even a casual move on street... a true gem can make all the walks so graceful and precious... a gem that is so natural, distinguishingly legendary will make your beauty dazzle even in the dark. Yes, it is the stone turquoise... the sea green-bluish stone connotes more youthfulness and energy.

Being available at different textures and hue turquoise is a natural stone found in mine and for medieval to modern ages it has been used as jewelry stone. Mostly found turquoises are of light-blue hue yet there other shades in this stone are found like yellow, fuchsia and blend of vibrant blue and green.

As the stone adapt oil in it along with body oil, after using turquoise jewelry for a long time the stone takes the yellowish hue naturally. It is thought that the stone warns its wearer of any discomfort or any negative force coming towards the person by changing its color.

Bearing 6000 years old history the gem is widely used for different reasons throughout different cultures over time. Eras after eras for rituals, herbal treatment, and astrological purpose turquoise is being adapted by people on their own will. Amongst all, the uses of the stone for beautification and ornamentation are the most admired and accepted one all through the world.

The dry area of North America and New Mexico is the place that is presented by the nature with plenty of mined turquoise. It is also available in Iran, Egypt, Turkey, Persia and China. And the gem can be found all over the world in huge, embraced with traditional and trendy jewelries.

Turquoise can be used in all sorts of jewelry like in bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings, delicate nose pins and also it can be used in your other accessories like hair clips and handbags for their ornamentation. Nowadays designers increasingly prefer the adding of stones in their embroidered clothes to make their creations more exclusive and special where turquoises are the priority.

Throughout centuries turquoise got an enormous acceptance as jewelry stone as it symbolizes wealth, kindness an aristocracy. In 17th century men would not even go out in front of people without wearing a turquoise ring as it was a sign of a well dressed man.

A simple turquoise ring or pendant without being so matched with the dress rather with white clothing makes one look so fresh, bright and extraordinary.

It can be silver or gold framed turquoise jewelry or even a necklace of heavy beads can grow a distinguish persona in you with the feeling of positive ness and optimist power.

Turquoise stones can be handcrafted on jewelries to decorating yourself with a raw look in the ornament. You can just wear a long or short necklace with turquoise beads that can be polished and flawless in its shapes round, oval or square or even they might remain a bit shapeless preferring the natural rocky look. Turquoises can have a well combination with coral, onyx and other stones to make the piece of jewelry more vibrant and eye-catchy. The multicolored necklaces and sterling earrings are really "in" these days and the jewelry with a bit primordial look along with your modern outfit would enhance the presence of you in crowd.

Turquoise can be crafted either in silver and gold or even in electrum (a metal made of the mixture of silver and gold). But silver framed turquoise jewelries are more admired because the stone gets the natural tone with silver or white gold. Not only in the metals, one can also wear turquoise in a straightforward style, a simple pendant strung on a leather cord will give you a simple but sophisticated touch.

For parties one can wear heavy traditional jewelry of turquoises to make you feel star of the eve. And for the exotic style in summer or in beach there is no comparison of turquoise as no other jewelry goes so well in a beach party accept a funky necklace with turquoise beads or bangles having turquoise set on it. The color of the stone reflects so much on the seashore that will make you feel blessed by the nature itself.

Turquoise, as it is a precious gem, requires a bit more care. As it has the color changing properties being influenced by over exposure to sun, oil and other chemicals, the stone should not meet much exposure with these stuffs, which might make the gem lose its metaphysical property. Again after washing the turquoise jewelry it should immediately be soaked up with a dry piece of cloth. And finally the turquoise jewelry should be kept separate from other jewelries while storing.

If you already possess some piece of turquoise jewelry, do not look down upon them because that captivating gem will draw anyone's attention to your evocative beauty. And if you do not have one yet, don't deprive yourself from getting more exquisite with the touch of turquoise. One should enrich one's wardrobe with attractive and fastidious turquoise jewelry to grab hearts of millions in a moment. 

So get your going gorgeous with the glowing gem...

Farhana Urmee

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