Hold on to the Sun, Water and Sky with Turquoise and Gold Jewelry

Posted on October 28, 2015 by Gina Pankowski | 0 Comments


A long appreciated gem, turquoise was mined for jewelry as early as the 1st Dynasty in Egypt. Only found in arid climates turquoise is formed from water seeping into cracks and gaps in sand and stone. The beautiful sky blue colors come from the copper minerals carried by the water. Naturally turquoise is cherished as a symbol of water and sky. 

Turquoise and gemstone rings by Gina Pankowski

I love turquoise hues, they are uplifting and compliment so many gems like these Amethyst, Peridot, Garnet and Moonstone set in gold.
To learn more about the history of Turquoise and its uses visit the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and their current exhibition
 “Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning” through May 2, 2016, Santa Fe, NM
The online version of the exhibition is excellent too!




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