TURQUOISE
JEWELRY

16
Feb

Turquoise Meaning

Turquoise is one of the oldest stones associated with jewelry. Across multiple cultures and beliefs, the stone with the beautiful blue hue has captivated people over millennia. Because of its cultural history and significance, the stone actually has many meanings. Despite the stone being used in jewelry across multiple cultures, there are some meanings...
05
Jan

4 Things to Know about Turquoise Jewelry

If you’ve read my previous posts about turquoise then you know how to tell real from fake, what makes turquoise jewelry unique, and why you should consider investing in the near future. Is there anything else you need to know about the beautiful blue stone with the come-hither sheen? Well, yes. There are a few...
21
Dec

What is Turquoise?

The color of the gods, Tiffany’s favorite shade, what exactly is turquoise and why should you care? Well, the answer is pretty simple. It’s a stone. When minerals are carried by water and flow through mines, they eventually create the beautiful green-blue stone that we all know and love. The process actually takes millennia...
27
Oct

How to Clean Turquoise

One of the most important things about owning jewelry is that you take care of it properly. Many people have been asking me how they should go about cleaning turquoise jewelry. Can they trust the first item that comes up on a Google search? I’ve found that there are a few ways to go...
07
Oct

Turquoise Jewelry Gift Guide

You might be thinking about buying someone turquoise. It’s a common practice for people that have January birthdays or maybe they just love the color, it’s unique and vibrant. If that’s the case, you might be wondering, how do I go about it? Well, you might like to learn that turquoise comes in many...
03
Aug

Mixing Heishi Beads into Your Wardrobe

For quite some time the Heishi bead style has dominated the American Southwest fashion industry. What makes this style so unique is the shape and material used to create this classic design. If you’re unfamiliar, Heishi beads are typically elongated cylindrical beads made from seashells or coral. This has been a facet of Native...
03
Aug

Making Fashion Simple

Let’s face it; we all have our lazy days. We want to sit and relax by the TV but sometimes obligations force us to dress up for the occasion. I’m all about a minimalist look. It’s simple and typically looks elegant if done right. That’s why accessories are so important. You want, at least,...
24
Jun

Turquoise Jewelry: The New Diamond

For quite some time, turquoise has been put down in the fashion industry as a “lesser-stone” and hasn’t made much progress in recent years. However, 2016 has seen the rebirth of this stone. From fashion designers to jeweler artisans, turquoise is becoming the “it-stone” of this year and will most likely continue onto the...
09
May

Turquoise: The Perfect December Birthstone

Remember the start of December is on the way and if you want to celebrate all those December babies the right way, turquoise jewelry is the way to do it. Not to sound too preachy at this point, but they really do make the perfect December birthstone. The point of a December birthstone is...
09
May

Turquoise Jewelry: on the Rise

Now, hear me out because I’ve done a bit of research on the matter. Turquoise jewelry has seen a recent surge in price and value because of the depletion of turquoise mines across the Southwest. Likewise, diamond prices continue to be driven down, due to newer and better ways of creating artificial diamonds. Among...
09
May

Turquoise: the Natural Jewelry Design

The New Year seems to be embracing the natural design look. Every piece of high-end fashion I come across has a touch of the wild. Everything from earthy tones in clothing to intricate leather and silverwork designed to look like a leaf or interwoven pattern seems to be springing forth this year. This style...
17
Mar

Investing in Turquoise Jewelry

My husband and I decided to clean all our turquoise jewelry by polishing the silver its set into. One thought popped in my mind when we brought it all out: we have A LOT of turquoise pieces. We didn’t even realize how much we had until we did this little inventory. This got my...
19
Jan

Turquoise Jewelry: The Trend for 2016

For a while now, I have been promoting turquoise jewelry on my blog because it’s both a classic style and commonly associated with Native American artisans. I think turquoise has a natural beauty and presence to it that goes beyond the glossy sheen or brilliance of the stone. To me, turquoise is almost spiritual...
01
Dec

Jewelry You Must Wear for the Holiday Season

Winter is here again. The snow is hitting the ground and people are starting to decorate the tree, well maybe not in Arizona but you get the point. There is one thing comes to mind when thinking about the holidays, jewelry. Think about it. This is the time you do the most traveling and...
17
Aug

How to Spot Real Turquoise Jewelry

Okay, so a lot of my readers have been asking me how to tell if a turquoise jewelry piece is real or fake. I have done quite a bit of research on the subject and can give you all a few tips on how to find quality pieces of turquoise jewelry. What are the...
17
Mar

Top 3 Most Unique Types of Turquoise

I have been getting a few different questions from my readers about certain types of turquoise that don’t fall under the “traditional” category for the stone. These stones are very beautiful but people continue to wonder if they are “real” turquoise. Below I’m going to list the 3 most unique types of turquoise and...