Birthstones are gemstones that represent the month of a person’s birth – possessing attributes that are unique to each gemstone, the countless myths and legends associated with them appeal to audiences around the world.
If you were born in December, your birthstone is Turquoise.
What do we know about Turquoise?
Consisting of a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium that emodies the glistening blue-green colours of the ocean, turquoise is one of the most beautiful gemstones.
It’s also one of the first ever gemstones to be mined and has long been prized for its intense and desirable colour. Though it’s a widely available stone, it’s rarely found in its pure, natural form.
What’s the history of Turquoise?
One of the earliest known turquoise-producing regions is Persia, where historians believe the stone to have been mined for around 4,000 years.
Due to its beautiful blue colour, early Persians believed that turquoise represented the heavens and used it to cover the domes of palaces and places of worship.
The earliest evidence of the historic gemstone being used in both jewellery and ornaments comes from Egypt, where turquoise jewellery was found in royal burials as far back as 6,000 years ago.
What does Turquoise symbolise?
In recent years, turquoise has been seen as a symbol of love and is considered a pledge of affection when received as a gift.
Symbolising good fortune and success, the stone is believed to relax the mind and protect its wearer from harm. Turquoise rings, in particular, are thought to keep away evil spirits.
A great deal of turquoise symbolism and lore involves predicting danger. Some believe that the turquoise stone has the power to warn their wearer of danger and does so by breaking – it can also warn its wearer of impending illness, by changing colour.
Celebrities who wear Turquoise Jewellery
Eva Mendez wore a Cleef and Arpels turquoise and diamond necklace to the 2009 Golden Globe awards.
When she attended the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala ‘Poiret: King Of Fashion’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2007, actress Cameron Diaz accessorised with a chunky gold and turquoise statement necklace and earrings.
Actress, Megan Fox, shined on the red carpet when she wore a turquoise stones necklace alongside a classical black evening dress to the ‘Eagle Eye’ premiere.
Actress Ginnifer Goodwin accented her neckline with a turqouise and emerald green necklace when she attended the ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art In New York City in 2011.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker wore turquoise stone pendant earrings to the ‘Sex and The City’ Party at the American Museum of Natural History on 18th June 2003 in New York City.
German model Heidi Klum wore a Lorraine Schwartz turquoise necklace at the 2013 Golden Globes, which matched perfectly with her nude color dress.
Actress Blake Lively wore Lorraine Schwartz turquoise jewels with her plum ultra-suede Marchesa dress at the Board of Review Gala in New York City.
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