LEARN MORE ABOUT THE STONE OF THE SUMMER – TURQUOISE
This season, we will be stepping out in summer whites and our favorite blue: turquoise. Before you style your turquoise pieces for the summer, we’re giving you a brief history lesson on this ancient stone.
Turquoise is one of the oldest known gemstones, dating back to 3,200 B.C. This robin’s egg blue hue has been worn by Egyptian Pharaohs and adorned by early Native Americans. The name turquoise is derived from the French pierre tourques, or Turkish Stone. This likely comes from the fact that this stone passed through Turkey before first arriving in Europe.
Throughout the years, many cultures have looked to turquoise as a source of healing and good luck. It has been said that this stone will also bring the wearer wealth and protection from evil. An ancient proverb states that turquoise “Given by a loving hand, it brings with it happiness and good fortune.”
When you wear turquoise at work this bright summer gemstone promotes leadership, enhances communication, and relieves anxiety. If you are planning a summer vacation, turquoise styles are the perfect accessory to complete your look.
One of our favorite attributes of turquoise is its gorgeous color. This vibrant blue-green is believed to promote serenity, hope, and balance. These calming traits make turquoise the perfect summer gemstone.