December Birthstone | Turquoise Jewelry Gift Ideas
December 1, 2023
Turquoise: The December Birthstone
Think of Turquoise as the cool, calm, and collected member of the gemstone world. It's vibrant color coupled with its casual look makes it one of the more unique birthstones. It is both eye-catching and versatile, making it the ideal gift for anyone with a December birthday. December birthdays can often get overshadowed by the holidays, so this year, make it unforgettable by choosing a unique and meaningful gift: turquoise jewelry from Jack Lewis Jewelers. As the official birthstone of December, you have the opportunity to give a gift that is unique, beautiful and versatile.
What is Turquoise?
It's a blue-to-green mineral that's often associated with southwestern and Native American jewelry, but it's found all over the world.
The color can range from sky blue to greenish depending on the minerals present.
It's said to bring good fortune and is believed to bring prosperity, success, and happiness.
In many Native American cultures, Turquoise is highly revered. It's believed to embody the sky and water, bringing blessings and protection.
What to look for when buying turquoise jewelry?
Color: Look for a vibrant and even color. The most valuable Turquoise is a bright, robin's egg blue.
Matrix: Some Turquoise has a matrix, or veining, that can add character. However, it should be well-distributed and not overpower the stone.
Hardness: Turquoise is relatively soft compared to other gemstones. A harder stone is less likely to be scratched or damaged.
Treatment: Some Turquoise is treated to enhance its color. Ask about any treatments the stone may have undergone.
What are the Current Jewelry Trends with Turquoise?
Minimalistic Designs: Clean and simple designs that highlight the beauty of the Turquoise stone itself.
Layered Necklaces: Stacking multiple necklaces with Turquoise pendants or beads for a bohemian and trendy look.
Mixed Materials: Combining Turquoise with other materials like metals, leather, or beads to create unique and eclectic pieces.
Statement Earrings: Bold Turquoise earrings, either in oversized studs or huggies, making a statement.
Turquoise and Gold Combinations: The classic combination of Turquoise with gold settings for a luxurious and elegant look. Practically opposites on the color wheel, yellow gold makes the turquoise stand out even more.
At Jack Lewis Jewelers you’ll find several pieces with turquoise as the eye-catching focal point. From bracelets, to earrings and necklaces... click on any image in this blog to see more detail in our online shop. Then stop by in person and we can finalize your purchase and gift wrap it for you. No matter what your budget or style, Jack Lewis Jewelers has the perfect turquoise jewelry piece for their December birthday. Shop our collection today and find the perfect gift.