I wear turquoise every summer, and this year is no different. This last couple of months I have been in love with my new "Turquese" cocktail ring, which brings the smooth and cool turquoise to a more polished, sophisticated level. Check it out!
Turquese ring by Daniella Kronfle Jewelry
As you can see the ring is a cabochon cut mega gem, surrounded by deep blue sapphires and shiny white diamonds. It is expertly set in 18kt black gold to make the diamonds and sapphires stand out, while the actual band of the ring is made out of 18kt yellow gold. Like I said above, I can't get enough of this ring and have been wearing it everywhere lately.
When I was choosing the gemstones for this particular ring I was struck by how beautiful the "robin's egg" turquoise cabochon was. This particular type of turquoise is the most coveted because of its strong color and rarity. I could not take my hands off of it, so I knew it was destined to be always in someone's hand. How perfect! I love turquoise because it is still a pretty new gem in high jewelry. Most of the time you find it in lower end pieces because it takes a real artist to make it a true couture piece.
Since ancient times, turquoise has been used by indigenous people of Mexico and the U.S.. Worldwide, turquoise has been coveted for thousands of years, and it is believed to be one of the first minerals ever mined. It is often noted that turquoise has healing properties and a deep metaphysical meaning. People also believe that this gem can reveal the physical and emotional well being of the wearer by the way it changes hues.
Turquoise has also inspired many other mythological properties through the centuries. For example it is believed to ward off the evil eye, and protect the wearer from falling or a fall. Some people believe it can help cure depression. Whatever the reason you choose, make sure you buy it from a reputable jewelry dealer. Because it is a popular gem, it is also one that is often imitated.
If you already have turquoise jewelry or are thinking of spoiling yourself with a ring like the one above, make sure you care for it adequately. Even though it is a summer gem, make sure you don't expose it to direct sunlight for too long. This might actually discolor and dehydrate the turquoise, making it brittle. Perfume, sunscreen and cosmetics can also attack the finish of turquoise, so watch out! Take extra care when wearing this or any other type of gemstone.
Hope you are as in love with my "Turchese" ring as I am. More on turquoise coming soon. Look for it coming this winter, as it is not just a summer gem, but also the bling of the month in December.