Summer is around the corner and we want to start The Power of Gemstone Series with one of our favorite summer gemstones, Turquoise. Nothing screams summer more than the Turquoise color. I think of Turquoise and immediately imagine myself having brunch with my friends at one of my favorite local restaurants, or better yet sipping some margaritas at a resort in the Caribbean.
So you may be asking what is the power of Turquoise? Before sharing some information on the stone itself, let me start The Power of Gemstone Series by quickly defining what is a Gemstone. A Gemstone or Gem is a piece of mineral crystal which, in cut and polished form, is used to make jewelry or other adornments. However, certain rocks (such as Lapis Lazuli) or organic materials that are not minerals (such as amber or jet), are also used for jewelry, and are therefore often considered to be gemstones as well. It is important to be able to distinguish between raw or natural gemstones and imitation or simulated gems. In a natural form no two stones are a like, they may slightly vary in size, shape, color and may have imperfections such as cracks, inclusions, or dark areas. Irregularities of color and shape are part of their charm.
Many people believe, including myself, that gemstones and crystals carry energy. For thousands of years, ancient civilizations have utilized the power of crystals to release mental, physical and spiritual blockages, thus facilitating the free flow of throughout the body. On a cellular level, our bodies and quartz crystal are both made up of mineral silicon-dioxide. Because of this, we are naturally receptive to the vibrations of crystals as they transmit, reflect, store light and receive energy.
So what is Turquoise and its power? Turquoise is a gemstone derived from the French Word for “Turks” because it was first imported to Europe from Turkey in the 17th Century. In terms of its power, this stone is believed to help release stress and to foster honest and open communication from the heart.
I love to wear this stone in the summer for an extra pop of color. The different shades of blue/green colors make for fun jewelry that spices up any outfit! One of my favorite pieces from my collection is the Turquoise and Opalite Earrings. This pair of earrings is so versatile as it complements perfectly a day or night look.
light like a feather
…girls brunch, BBQ gathering, or simply running errands
to a romantic date or cocktail party…these earrings are one of my favorites!