Turquoise has been in use for thousands of years, and is one of the oldest stones to be made into jewelry. It is also one of the recognized birthstones for those born in December (along with zircon, tanzanite and blue topaz).
Are you wondering about the "meaning" of turquoise? Turquoise is said to be a "purification" stone and is often described as "powerful" - it may dispel negative energies and protect you from negative influences. In addition to all that, this beautiful December birthstone is said to promote inner relaxation and calm; it might even make your day less stressful!
If you are looking for a gift for your friend with a December birthday, have a look at these turquoise gemstone earrings!
I have been so excited about this new collection! It has been in the works for at least a year and it is specifically for those who would prefer a somewhat "daintier" look. You will recognize some original designs, made in a smaller format just for this collection, as well as some new designs. In the photo to the left, you will see, on top, the original "Persian" necklace - below, the same design in the "Little Luxuries" Collection. Several of the new jewelry designs, especially the earrings, have tiny gemstones added. If you look at the collection of new earrings, you will see the gemstones I am currently using including freshwater pearls, lapis lazuli, rose quartz (one of Pantone's two colors of the year this year) and amethyst.
This new jewelry collection is called Little Luxuries because of it is a petite version of original "Luxury" Collection. Each component is, as always, made in my studio in both a smaller size ring and a smaller diameter wire. The result is a wonderfully luxurious and dainty piece of jewelry, perfect for you or for gifting. You can see the entire collection, including the tiny earrings with gemstones, by going to the Little Luxuries Collection here.
Laura lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and creates jewelry inspired by ancient and contemporary designs and motifs.