December 2, 2016
December has three birthstones, one of which has been used in jewelry for over five thousand years: turquoise. From ancient Egyptian tombs to Native American jewelry from the Southwest, turquoise has remained a valued adornment for both its beautiful color and for the perceived benefits to the wearer: protection, communion with the spirits, and victory on the battlefield.
Today, turquoise is still a popular choice in jewelry, and the blue-green stone pops against bright sterling silver. Make a statement with faceted turquoise doublets and textured silver in this matching earring and necklace set from the Silk Collection.
Learn more about turquoise here: https://www.americangemsociety.org/en/turquoise-history