Thursday, August 22, 2013


Here at Prather Beeland, we love turquoise! Turquoise was particularly popular in Victorian era jewelry, either alone or with diamonds or pearls. Persian turquoise was most often used for pieces of this period, and turquoise continues to be mined in Iran, as well as Egypt, China, and the American Southwest. In these regions, home to some of the world's oldest cultures, people have been wearing and using turquoise for millennia, and often believed it to have holistic and spiritual powers. Europeans were first introduced to turquoise through the Silk Road trade routes, but it remained rare in Europe until the Late Middle Ages. Turquoise saw a renewed popularity in the 19th and early 20th centuries, in part due to the public's fascination with archeological discoveries being made in Egypt. This semi-precious stone can be dressed up or down and looks great with everything. For a perfect little pop of color, try a turquoise ring - see a few below!
5 Stone Turquoise Ring

Seed Pearl and Turquoise-Horseshoe Design

Turquoise and Old Mine Cut Diamonds