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When it comes to gemstones, few can rival the captivating allure of turquoise. Its vibrant hue and rich history have made it a beloved gemstone for centuries. But have you ever wondered where the word "turquoise" comes from? Prepare to be transported to the enchanting world of Turkey, where this gemstone gets its name and discover genuine Turquoise Jewellery in Australia.

What is the Origin of the Word "Turquoise"?

The word "turquoise" has its roots in the French language, derived from the Old French word "pierre turque," meaning "Turkish stone." This name was given to the gemstone because it was originally brought to Europe from the mines in Turkey.

Why is Turkey Associated with Turquoise?

Turkey has a long and storied history with turquoise. The country has been a major source of turquoise for thousands of years, with its mines producing some of the finest specimens in the world. The gemstone has been highly prized in Turkish culture, adorning the jewelry of royalty and nobility.

Legend has it that turquoise was first discovered in Turkey by the ancient Egyptians. They were captivated by its unique colour and believed it had mystical properties. The Egyptians used turquoise in their jewelry and amulets, associating it with protection and good fortune.

The Symbolism of Turquoise in Turkish Culture

In Turkish culture, turquoise holds great symbolic significance. It is believed to bring luck, protection, and prosperity to those who wear it. The vibrant blue colour of turquoise is associated with the heavens and is said to represent the divine.

Throughout history, turquoise has been used to create exquisite jewelry and decorative objects in Turkey. The gemstone is often set in intricate silver or gold designs, showcasing the craftsmanship and artistry of Turkish jewelers.

Exploring the Beauty of Turkish Turquoise

One cannot fully appreciate the beauty of turquoise without experiencing the unique shades and patterns found in Turkish turquoise. The gemstone exhibits a range of colours, from vibrant blues to greenish hues, often with intricate veining or matrix patterns.

Each piece of Turkish turquoise is a work of art, with its own distinct character and charm. The gemstone's natural beauty is enhanced by the skillful cutting and polishing techniques employed by Turkish artisans. 

Patara Life has a number of heirloom Turquoise jewellery strands that have been meticulously crafted into strands with sterling silver clasps. Our collection like the Cleopatra Turquoise Beads are a work of art that could be enjoyed today and passed down through generations to come.

strand of blue green turquoise beads

Embrace the Timeless Elegance of Turquoise

Whether you are drawn to the history, symbolism, or sheer beauty of turquoise, there is no denying its timeless elegance. As you adorn yourself with this exquisite gemstone, you become part of a rich tradition that spans centuries and continents.

How does turquoise enhance your style?

Wearing turquoise jewellery is like adding a touch of magic to your ensemble. Its vibrant colour instantly elevates any outfit, whether you're going for a casual bohemian look or a sophisticated evening attire. The unique blend of blue and green hues complements a wide range of skin tones, making it a versatile choice for everyone. Turquoise jewellery can be a statement piece on its own or layered with other gemstones for a more eclectic look. Turquoise jewellery can be paired with any one of Patara Life beach kimonos to create a relaxed but elevated look for the beach or poolside.

Turquoise stone pendant with beads

Turquoise Stone and beaded necklace worn with Aster kimono

Why should you choose turquoise jewellery?

When it comes to jewellery, turquoise offers more than just aesthetic appeal. Many believe that turquoise has metaphysical properties that promote balance, harmony, and positive energy. It is said to enhance communication, creativity, and spiritual growth. By wearing turquoise jewellery, you not only adorn yourself with a stunning piece of art but also invite the positive energies associated with this enchanting stone into your life.

Discover the Timeless Beauty of Turquoise Jewellery

Are you ready to embrace the allure of turquoise? Patara Life's exquisite collection of turquoise jewelry showcases the finest craftsmanship and showcases the natural beauty of this captivating stone. From delicate turquoise necklaces to bold statement earrings and bracelets, each piece is meticulously designed to enhance your style and elevate your spirit. Indulge in the timeless elegance of turquoise jewelry and experience the transformative power of this enchanting stone.

What could be more enchanting than a piece of jewellery adorned with turquoise and gold? Delicate and ethereal, turquoise captures the essence and colour of the sea and adds a touch of elegance to any outfit. From necklaces and bracelets to earrings, there are endless options to choose from. Opt for a statement piece like the Turquoise Pendant Necklace that showcases the natural beauty of Turquoise or go for a more subtle, understated design in the form of the Pearl & Turquoise Beaded Necklace . Whichever you choose, you're sure to feel like a Patara Goddess.

Explore this enchanting stone and our stunning collection for yourself today.

Turquoise Jewellery Collection 

Image of turquoise beads and turquoise pendant necklace

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