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!
The Monte Sano Art Festival has been a tradition in Huntsville, Alabama for sixteen years. This art show will host 140 of the region’s finest artists in an array of wonderful media. Along with the art, there will be local food trucks and musicians throughout the park.
The Monte Sano Art Festival, a wonderful art show in Huntsville, Alabama, will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 15 - 16th. The hours of the festival are:
Saturday, September 15 -
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 16 -
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The festival is free to attend - Monte Sano State Park will charge $10 per car for parking. (cash only)
A freshwater mollusk can produce up to 50 pearls but it is common practice to have them produce 24-32 pearls - that is still an awful lot of pearls! After the mollusks have tiny pieces of shell inserted, they, are then returned to their freshwater environment where they are tended for 2-6 years.
The resulting pearls are of solid nacre. Since they do not have a "bead" nucleus, the pearls are rarely perfectly round but are still lovely to use in jewelry!
More pearl earrings for the June birthday girl! The birthstone for June is Pearl - pearl earrings are especially nice combined with sterling silver. Want to know more about pearls? Go here to find some interesting facts about freshwater pearls!
The birthstone for June is the on so popular and elegant pearl! Pearls are likely to be one of your best friends in your jewelry box. These are unique earrings because they combine the warmth of copper with the warmth of freshwater pearls, a perfect pairing!
Laura lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and creates jewelry inspired by ancient and contemporary designs and motifs.