Valued highly and treasured, turquoise has been a popular gemstone used for jewelry. This stone has a unique blue color and veining. Each stone is a piece of art in its own way. Turquoise can vary in color from light blue to green. There is also a range of quality for turquoise and much of today's stones are often enhanced for appearance. Turquoise can be used for rings, earring and necklaces. It can be used alone or mixed with other gemstones.Turquoise is a common stone seen in Southwestern style jewelry but over the years has gained popularity and is seen in trendier pieces. It can be worn season after season and adds a fresh feel to any outfit.
Turquoise Cross Necklace Styles
Cross jewelry remains a popular choice. Not only for religious reasons, but is also a trend seen in fashion today. A turquoise cross necklace is something that can be given as a special gift as well as something you may give yourself. There are a wide range of turquoise cross necklaces to choose from. Some are traditional while others are more contemporary. Some styles to check out include:
- Turquoise Cross Necklace and Earring Set sold at Back In The Saddle. It has a bold turquoise cross on a chain that is adorned with faux pearls, turquoise and tiger's eye beads. The cross is 1 ¾ inches long. The chain has a lobster clasp. To complete this look, a pair of turquoise and faux pearls earring is included in this gift boxed set. Keep it for yourself or give this set to someone who enjoys the bold look of turquoise.
- Lucky Brand Turquoise Cross Necklace has a retro feel and look. The large cross and peace sign charm are attached to a knotted chain. This necklace is funky and fun and will be the focus of whatever you decide to wear it with.
- Turquoise Cross Pendant by Lenox is elegant and light. It is accented by pave silver beads that sparkle when light hits them. This piece makes a perfect gift for someone special.
- Southwest Silver Gallery has a lovely handmade sterling silver necklace featuring two Chinese turquoise stones set in antiqued silver in the shape of a cross.
Caring for Turquoise
Like with any other gemstone, turquoise jewelry requires proper care to maintain its natural beauty. You should always store your turquoise in a jewelry box separately from other stones that can easily can scratch turquoise. Some chemicals can discolor turquoise so be careful when applying perfume or makeup. Never use harsh jewelry cleaners to clean your turquoise jewelry since they can easily damage or discolor the stone. To clean, simply use a soft brush and water.