Considered as one of the oldest gemstones, the use of turquoise can be traced way back ancient Egyptian times. It was extensively used in Tuntankhamun's famous burial mask. The golden mask was inlaid with turquoise and other gemstones.
Most commonly known as the birthstone for the month of December, turquoise has a blue to blue-green colour. The word turquoise is an old French word which means turkish. The stone was introduced to Europe through the Silk Road passing from Turkey to the continent. They then used it to name this very elegant and precious gemstone.
The most desirable pieces of turquoise stones are ones with a strong sky blue or 'robin's egg' blue colour. A lot of lesser valued turquoise stones come with a network or splotches of black or brown veins running through them. These lines can sometimes add value to the stone but only if they are complimentary to its elegance, which is rarely the case.
Turquoise is not a very hard gemstone, it is only a bit tougher than glass. It should not be too soft or chalky, gemstones this soft won't be able to withstand regular jewellery use.
The Versatility of Turquoise Jewellery
Turquoise jewellery pieces are perfect for light and colourful summer outfits because of its cool hues. But some people forget that this gemstone is a very versatile piece of jewellery, too. Women can easily use turquoise jewellery during nice Australian autumns, the cool blue hues of this gemstone stands out from the warmth of the orange and red colours of fall. It can even add a dash of colour to an elegant formal dress or even make an all-black outfit more vibrant.
Turquoise Jewellery: Shaped to Perfection
A fine collection of turquoise jewellery in Australia can be found on Ice Jewellery. Our gemstones are expertly cut, rounded and polished into the most flawless and elegant cabochon turquoise stones. Ice Jewellery's specially designed turquoise jewelleries range from rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces, and can perfectly complement your summer or formal ensemble.
With long exposure to direct sunlight, your Turquoise jewellery may fade in time. But an authentic piece of jewellery can stand the test of time so make sure that you stick to the genuine ones. Find your authentic Turquoise jewellery at Ice Jewellery Australia today!