Birthstone of the Month - December
The perfect gift for anyone born during December, Turquoise can be worn by anyone but is especially suited to those with a cool skin tone, dark blonde or brunette hair and blue or green eyes.
Turquoise looks stunning set with Yellow or White metals.
Blue Topaz is sometimes used as as substitute for Turquoise as it is less rare.
Turquoise colours range from the most desirable Sky Blue to Blue-Greeen colours.
The word Turquoise means 'Turkish stone' it is named so as the original trade route for the gem came to Europe via Turkey.
Worn by ancient Egyptian Pharaohs and Cleopatra alike, Turquoise was also used as currency in the 16th century by native American Indians.
Symbolism & Healing Powers
Turquoise is the symbol of happiness, love and luck, it is believed to bring good fortune and protect the wearer from injury and falling.
Where it's Found
USA, China, North East Iran, Australia, India and Chile.
1. Whenever possible put your Turquoise jewellery on after applying any lotions, perfumes or sprays and remove when doing the dishes or other tough jobs such as gardening.
2. Clean your Turquoise jewellery using mild soap and warm water, scrub gently with a soft toothbrush, rinse in warm water and dry using a soft cloth.