Turquoise is one of my favorite stones! And lucky me, I’m seeing it everywhere! Of course, in my view, turquoise has never gone out of style. It has this ongoing appeal. It can be affordable or expensive, big or small, mixed with other stones or not, and it goes well with gold or silver. Plus, the color! Always gorgeous!
Turquoise has been around forever. In America, it’s symbolic of the Southwest. But it was used in jewelry way back in ancient Egypt. Over 7,000 years ago, it was considered a sacred stone with mystical powers. It was all over the place in King Tut’s tomb. Over the years, turquoise has remained in vogue. Here are six reasons why.
1. Hollywood loves turquoise!
I realize Hollywood hasn’t been around forever. But celebrities set style trends and get people to mimic what they wear. Their photographs are in supermarkets all across America. People pay attention to what they like. And they like turquoise.
Helen Mirren recently showed her love for both the stone and the color. In my opinion, Helen is not just an amazing actress, but someone who consistently shows up on the red carpet dripping in gorgeous gems. For the premiere of the Catherine the Great miniseries, she did not disappoint. Check her out in literally thousands of dollars of turquoise jewelry!
Helen Mirren, left, closeup of David Webb necklace, right
Here's the rest of Helen's jewelry set
Of course, many more celebrities walk the red carpet with turquoise. Like the lovely ladies below.
Stars wearing turquoise
2. Rich people love it!
Turquoise, especially the shiny, deep blue color kind, has always been popular among the elite of society – be it royalty or just the incredibly wealthy. Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to the Post cereal fortune, accomplished businesswoman, and amazing jewelry collector in her own right, owned an exceptional suite of turquoise jewelry.