by Sunaina Joseph
One of the most romantic turquoise rings is the Man-Woman Ring. It is said to counteract deep sadness, and add a little bit of sensuality to the your jewelry collection. Man and woman arch their backs and stretch their arms out gracefully to support the Turquoise gem.
‘ACCESSORIZING’ can be quite a task, and unless you are one with fashion advisors and the like, I’m sure you would have just as hard a time as any of us. Maybe this article will give you a little insight into one of the most sought after experimental fashion accessories that has not so long ago hit the ramps, designer stores, and the fingers of many a woman- an experiment that has gone so terribly RIGHT!!!! You’d definitely want to do a little experimentation with the TURQUOISE RING yourself.
TURQUOISE -THE TRENDSETTER
Many designers have recently started giving accessories the importance that was lacking a few decades ago. Turquoise jewelry in itself was a hit, and the rage continues. The bold color and the striking wholeness of the gem has taken the trendsetters by storm. Even though the gem is semi-precious, and not quite as expensive as diamonds (and the like), even the rich and famous have down traded their precious stones for quality turquoise in QUANTITY. With turquoise, the bigger, the bolder. The bolder, the better- the Rings especially. Though the basic designs of the ring is quite simple and sleek, the turquoise used is usually of considerable size .The beauty of the gem, is that even though it is so vivid, it could never look boorish. When the Turquoise Ring was an accessory of the pop culture, it was mainly set in cheap gold and silver and was rarely offset by other gems. Recently, the use of American diamonds and high grade gold is often used to enrich and increase the value of the ring.
The most valuable turquoise stone is said to be of the robin’s egg blue or the deep blue azure. Many collectors say that delicate veining on the gem adds to the worth of the ring as it is proof of a natural stone. The evenness of the color of turquoise is the deciding factor in the cost of the gem. The average cost should be $2 per carat. The advantage that turquoise has over other stones is the multitude of healing powers that it is capable of. It is said to be known to ward off disease and strengthen the body. Good fortune is brought who wear the gem. Legend has it that it guarantees accurate aim if attached to a gun or bow. Another more interesting legend is that turquoise reveals the infidelity of a woman by changing color (but we will have to test that one) In Europe Turquoise rings are gifted as forget-me-nots and even Leah (from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice) wins Shylock over by presenting him with a Turquoise Ring as a pledge of her adoration.
THE CLADDAGH RING
One of the most historically significant features of the turquoise ring goes back centuries and is said to have originated in a little Irish village. This special ring is known as the CLADDAGH RING is of deep meaning and is relevant to all of us even today. The ring is made up of a heart which signifies love, hands clasping the center heart show friendship and the crown stands for loyalty. These aspects of the ring are symbolic of love and affection. It has always been a great choice as a Valentine’s Ring and has also been used as a mothers day ring. But most often it has been traditionally passed down from mother to daughter as a Wedding Ring. This ring is still popular in Sterling Silver and Gold and can be made to order.
OTHER POPULAR TURQUOISE RING DESIGNS
A popular and contemporary design is a combination of turquoise and coral in sterling silver. The coral offsets the blue of the turquoise and adds to the healing powers. The Chinese Turquoise Ring by Marco Huizer is another popular design. It is minimalist, elegant and breathtaking. One of the most romantic turquoise rings is the Man-Woman Ring. It is said to counteract deep sadness, and add a little bit of sensuality to the your jewelry collection. Man and woman arch their backs and stretch their arms out gracefully to support the Turquoise gem. There are many other designs available and you can even design your own ring and get it made. With turquoise there are no limits as to what you can combine it with, what you can set it in, and how far you can go with your imagination
CARING FOR YOUR TURQUOISE RING
Turquoise is a delicate gem and the necessary precautions should be taken to care for your ring. Turquoise being a hydrous stone can easily be affected by light and water. The softness of the stone makes it vulnerable to scratches, sharp blows, hot water and household chemicals. It easily absorbs body oils which makes the gem yellow over time. Chlorine must also be avoided.
TURQUOISE-YOUR LUCKY BLUE
Turquoise is one of the oldest known stones, with the most number of legends myths and mystic related to it. It is still one of the most fashionable stones, and will never go out of fashion, so go ahead, join the party, and get yourself some TRUE BLUE TURQUOISE!