Turquoise, December’s birthstone, has long been touted as a calming precious stone.
Calling all December babies: it’s officially turquoise season. It’s no surprise that the month of celebration lists not one but three treasures for the December birthstone. The most fabulous way to embrace this winterfest is to flaunt your birthstone and end the year with a bang. Although December is blessed with three brilliant stones that have their own unique take on blue, (tanzanite, zircon, and turquoise), our heart is set on the gorgeous stone that has been cherished for millennia — turquoise.
Recognised as a lucky stone in many cultures where it’s believed to possess good fortune and health, turquoise has played an important role in human history and continues to be one of the most cherished stones for jewellery. According to American Gem Society, it has been revered by everyone from the ancient Egyptians and Persians to the Aztecs and Native Americans, and the impressive stone has long been used in both body adornments as well as weapons and ceremonial items.
Between the blue to green hues and semi-translucent to opaque hue, turquoise has an unmatched beauty that makes it just so stunning. One of the oldest on Earth to one of the first mined and used in jewellery, this timeless beauty is highly-esteemed for its striking namesake colour, and we see why.
Here, we’ve put together a list of five different ways you can sport the December birthstone this month. From elegant statement earrings to subtly chic pieces, here are the jewellery pieces you can gift your loved ones this merry season.
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This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok.
When we think of Van Cleef & Arpels, we think of their signature Between the Finger ring that has its own unique charm to it. We simply can’t stop staring at this stunning piece. This Perlee Couleurs Between the Finger ring, featuring white gold, diamond, and turquoise, is our true show stopper of the season. It’s a feminine choice for someone who loves to flaunt their fingers in full style, for both formal or even casual ensembles.
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How striking is this? This Extremely Piaget Ring is an alluring ring. It has been dipped in 18K white gold set with turquoise of approx. 18.5 cts and tanzanite of approx. 1.66 cts. We can’t help but eye this stunning piece of beauty that speaks elegance and is perfect for those bold personalities out there. Simply flaunt this to escape the heat in the cool elegance of a charismatic gemstone like this one.
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While diamonds are a girl’s best friend, so is a pair of adorable earrings. These turquoise earrings Capri from Pomellato are a whimsical treat to your eyes. Inspired by the crystal-clear water of the Mediterranean, this pair of beauty is dipped in rhodium-plated rose gold, which gives it that extra shine. Simply rock this pair with any of your outfits and you will love it.
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There’s something so strikingly unusual about this pair of beetles that grab your attention upon first glance. Begum Khan’s Pharaoh Patmos gold-plated, turquoise, and crystal clip earrings, are the type of creatures you wouldn’t mind crawling over your ears. Jokes apart, this one is truly a statement jewellery piece that is here to shine bright. It’s playful, whimsical, and simply irresistible.
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It doesn’t get any more stylish than this, does it? Bulgari’s Serpenti Secret Watch is just something else. Glamorous and sophisticated, this timepiece coils around your wrist striking beauty in the most fashionable way. This Serpenti Secret Watch is dipped with 18 kt rose gold and headset with brilliant-cut diamonds and turquoise eyes, an 18 kt rose gold case, an 18 kt rose gold dial, and a double spiral bracelet, both set with brilliant-cut diamonds and turquoises. We’ve set our eyes on this beauty for the festive season. Have you?
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