Summer is the best time to wear turquoise jewelry, so if you have some of these bright blues already, don’t hold out!
Pair Vintage Turquoise with Modern Clothing Cuts
I personally love the way that vintage turquoise jewelry looks with more modern apparel. I loooove vintage jewelry. Growing up in the South, with many a visit to the Southwest, I collected a healthy habit for turquoise jewelry. We just to visit my grandparents in Santa Fe and pick up mementos from the Plaza downtown, where Native American artisans sell their wares. Turquoise is really one of my favorite stones to wear and feel free-spirited, taking me back to my youth. I like to pair vintage jewelry pieces with minimal modern cut clothing styles that are so popular right now. Think swing cuts, tailored cuts, black and white separates, stripes. On the flip side, on my days off I pair that turquoise with boho breezey tops and dresses – anything to keep the Texas heat off my back! A classic black leather fringe purse and ankle booties always anchor the two styles together.
What Colors to Wear with Turquoise Jewelry
Pair turquoise with neutrals to really make them pop. This season’s blush is a great off complement, and a rusty red is another great choice with a deeper color value than blush. Or be a little bit sexy and soft pairing turquoise with a nude or tan tone. I usually layer classic vintage turquoise pieces over modern white tops and denim shorts, to bring a little more personality to the outfit. Turquoise is more way versatile than this, though. Summer neons are fun to wear and look great with your tan. Beautiful turquoise-colored stones can hold their own against these bold bright colors. Don’t be afraid to be bold.
Make a Statement with Turquoise Jewelry
If you want to go with a modern style piece of turquoise jewelry, make a statement! Bauble Bar is my favorite place to go for the trendiest pieces that won’t necessarily become heirlooms. I love this Capri Amulet and the Poseidon pendant. The Rhodes Pendant combines three of my favorite things – a turquoise focal, seed bead tassels, and pendant style. Plus the red white and blue tones are a more subtle way to get patriot this summer than literally wearing a flag.
How to Buy Turquoise Jewelry
Real turquoise can sometimes be a bit of an investment, but just remember that real jewelry lasts forever. It can be so easy to add another piece of more affordable jewelry to your collection, but it just won’t stand the test of time the way that a genuine piece of turquoise jewelry does. For this reason, I like to invest in classic-shaped pieces or handmade artist styles that will stand the test of time.
History of Turquoise Jewelry
Why invest in turquoise, though? The symbolism of real turquoise is one of the oldest stones treasured by mankind. In Native American culture, turquoise is considered to be a sacred stone that brings power, luck, and protection to its wearer. The stone was used to guard burial sites, worn in ceremonies to call upon the great spirit of the sky, and believed to unite minds with the universe. Ceremonial turquoise always signifies the god of the sky alive in the earth. It’s considered to protect riders from injury due to falls, and brings friends to those who wear it. In the workplace, turquoise supports leadership, travel, communication, and protection during travel. It even guards your pet!
However you wear your turquoise jewelry, take a chance: wear it every day this summer, layer on as much as you can, and have fun with it!