Be sure you don’t miss out on our Turquoise Blowout Sale accessed from the Auntie’s Beads home page. Sale will begin Thursday, May 27th and last until Sunday, May 30th. Be the first in line by signing up for the Auntie’s Beads Newsletter!
As we transition from Spring to Summer, we are all about the hot turquoise here at Auntie’s Beads! We will feature the classic blues and greens, as well as some really fun bright reds and fuchsias in gorgeous-girly shapes like flowers, hearts and crosses in our Thursday, May 27th promotion. We will also be including a collection of turquoise composite pieces, which feature stripe-like swirls of complimentary colors. These warm, discounted products will make the perfect counterparts to your summer sundresses, sandals and suntans!
I was inspired by the gorgeous mint colored turquoise rounds to make the Sweet Sorbet Bracelet. The colors remind me of a favorite Easter dress I had as a little girl. Turquoise is very versatile for jewelry making. Classic greenish-blue turquoise pieces look great with silver or copper metals, and compliment coral perfectly. Funky dyed turquoise in brighter shades lend themselves to a little more creativity, as shown in this bracelet. We would love to hear comments about what you all are doing with your turquoise!
Interesting Turquoise Facts:
*The chemical formula for turquoise is CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O
*Southwestern areas of the United States (Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada) contribute major amounts of the world’s supply of turquoise
*The Egyptians were the first to imitate turquoise
*Most fine, natural turquoise is found in thin seams, so it is generally glued to another surface or “backed” in order to increase its durability
*The word “turquoise” comes from the French word for “Turkish”
*Turquoise was worn by ancient Persians to ward off unnatural death; it was thought that if the stone turned color, doom was impending!
Have questions about turquoise in general or the turquoise we carry specifically? Check out Shanna’s article, The Truth About Turquoise.
-Kelly McCoy, Auntie’s Beads Designer