15 Recommended Pieces of Turquoise Jewelry: All Affordable

Turquoise is one of the most ancient gemstones with a splendid history of thousands of years, well known for its unique turquoise blue color and is very popular among people of all ages.

What is turquoise?

Turquoise is one of the most ancient gemstones with a splendid history of thousands of years, well known for its unique turquoise blue color and is very popular among people of all ages.

The word turquoise is derived from French and means Turkish stone. But Turkey does not produce such a gemstome. It is said that the turquoise was originally produced by ancient Persian and was named after the Turkish transport to Europe.

History and popularity of turquoise jewelry

During the first dynasty of ancient Egypt before 5500 AD, the Egyptian king sent a labor force of two or three thousand people who were well-organized and guarded by the army to find and mine turquoise.

Archaeologists discovered the Egyptian tombs and found that the Egyptian king had worn turquoise beads as early as 5500 BC.

Turquoise is one of the most ancient gemstones.

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Turquoise is very popular among people of all ages.

The unique color of turquoise, like the blue sky and the blue sea, makes it regarded as a sacred or protective gem. It is also used by people of all ethnic groups in the world as a holy crystal. 

Such a gemstone is not only the darling of the cultural and geographic world, but also a precious material used by major jewellery brands in the world, including Tiffany, Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels, Piaget and Cartier.

A variety of turquoise jewelry on the market are now gaining popularity.

Properties of turquoise

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Turquoise is classified as a semi-precious stone in the modern gemstone identification classification. It is a water and copper aluminophosphate mineral and belongs to phosphate minerals.

The hardness of turquoise is between 5 and 6 (only moderate), the density is between 2.6 and 2.9, and the refractive index is 1.62, which belongs to the triclinic system.

Places of origin

Though most often identified by their blue-green color, Turquoise stones can be found as extreme as yellowish green. Used to decorate the domes of mosques in Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Central Asia and Russia, clergy believed this stone represented the origins of heaven and gifts God sent to earth.

Mined as far away as China and Kazakhstan and as near as Chile, Mexico, California, Arkansas, Texas, Nevada and Arizona–New Mexico was the leading Turquoise-producing state in the 1920s, replaced by Nevada in the 1980s and Arizona most recently.

The turquoise blue: Such a unique and pretty color

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Natural turquoise mainly has a sky- blue color, so typical that it becomes a standard color – turquoise blue. Apart from sky blue, we see also green, yellow and gray. 

The color of turquoise is mainly caused by the elements contained within. Iron causes the gem to appear green, copper causes it to appear blue, and the quantity of water content will also affect the hue. Generally speaking the color is relatively uniform in turquoise.

Beautiful turquoise meanings

Turquoise comes with the promise of good luck, protection and gives the wearer the ability to predict danger ahead.

Sages insist that Turquoise can protect one from falls, which is why horseback riders attached Turquoise to bridles thousands of years ago to safeguard the rider and the horse. Some still do.

The Aztec people believed the god Quetzalcoatl infused this stone with magical properties. Navaho used it to summon rain and Apache shamans were declared illegitimate if they didn’t possess Turquoise.

Turquoise jewelry literally suits everyone

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Natural blue turquoise is the most expensive and is used in both affordable and luxury jewelry.

In our knowledge, we have not found anyone who is not suitable for turquoise. In fact, natural turquoise has a place in almost all of the religions we know, including some unorthodox ones such as witchcraft that many people don’t agree with.

Turquoise is one of the most popular gems because of its beautiful color and magnificent patterns.

15 pieces of hand picked turquoise jewelry

Now let’s dig into the 15 pieces of hand picked turquoise jewelry.

Power Gemstone Two Tone One Size Elastic Turquoise Bracelet

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Turquoise is considered a stone of healing. It has a powerfully encouraging energy prompting your toward self-forgiveness and self-acceptance. This elastic bracelet made up of colorful gems and hammered golden beads, which brings in confidence and luck.

Looking for something else? Here are two other alternatives that strike the perfect balance between quality and price:

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Women’s Power Bracelet for Healing

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Turquoise Gold Wrapped Bangle

Cayne Crescent Charm Two Tone One Size Earring

This pair of turquoise earrings add a splash of cheerful color. They are very delicate and easy to wear.

The following options are bolder with a wavy finish and are the perfect statement earrings especially for summer time.

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Women’s Cleo Hoop Earrings

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Cruz Coin Drop Hoop Earrings

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Turquoise Hoop Earrings in 14kt Yellow Gold

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Turquoise Rope Edge Earrings in 14kt Yellow Gold

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Turquoise and 18kt Gold Over Sterling Leaf Drop Earrings

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Pear-Shaped Turquoise Drop Earrings in 14kt Yellow Gold

Cayne Crescent Moon Turquoise Inlay Pendant Necklace 

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This delicate crescent tusk pendant evokes an effortless bohemian vibe and can be adjusted to wear as a necklace or a choker. It shines in every occasion- Styling to dress elegantly, for fun or just an everyday outfit, this piece will make you stand out.

Station necklaces and layered necklaces add more variety into turquoise jewelry. Combine with gold they are versatile enough that it can dress any outfit up or down with ease.

Wear them on their own for an understated, elegant look or pair them with other favorites to achieve the on-trend layered look.

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Capri Coin Gold Turquoise Necklace

 

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Cruz Coin Gold Turquoise Necklace

 

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Italian 4mm Turquoise Station Necklace in 14kt Yellow Gold

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Turquoise Hamsa and Lotus Triple Chain Necklace

Care and cleaning of turquoise jewelry

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When turquoise comes into contact with human skin, it will be contaminated with a layer of oil secreted by the human body. These greases form a thin protective film on the surface of the turquoise to prevent the stone from losing water too quickly.

At the same time, grease and sweat will slowly penetrate into the inside of the turquoise and change its color, which is a wonderful process.

  • When we wear turquoise jewelry, it is best to keep them away from cosmetics, perfumes and other chemical items to avoid damaging the stones. Since most of turquoise has pores, it absorbs hand oil, lip balm and perfume, etc. Therefore, when you wear it, you should pay attention to avoid excessive contact with sweat, oil and cosmetics.
  • Turquoise is not very hard, so we should avoid collision with other jewelry.
  • The color of turquoise is delicate and afraid of pollution. Avoid contact with tea, soapy water, oil, rust and alcohol to prevent discoloration caused by penetration into gems.
  • Turquoise is afraid of high temperature, so we should avoid fire or direct sunlight to prevent fading and cracking. Prolonged sunlight exposure will cause turquoise to crack and fade due to dehydration, and excessively high temperature will make turquoise break and become brittle.
  • Do not put turquoise in an ultrasonic cleaner, because the stone will absorb the solution and fade.

Conclusion on turquoise jewelry

Thank you for reading this article on turquoise jewelry, feel free to share your thoughts below or check other articles on jewelry that we have published: 10 hand picked pieces of minimalist jewelry: affordable and delicate.

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