3 Reasons to be drawn to Turquoise
"The Turquoise" is slang for the refreshing waters, primarily of the Caribbean.
Yet, for me, living along the Great Lakes of Michigan and growing up near an inland pond... the sparkling reflections of water soothes my soul-- be it turquoise, teal, or aqua. It's a beautiful color.
Why turquoise captures widespread appeal:
1. It's BOTH a Warm and Cool Color
Turquoise mixes with ALL colors in art and home decor:
· sandy yellows to golden maize
· sun-kissed peach to vibrant tangerine
· pink to mauve to burgundy
· soft lilacs to deep violet irises
· pastel blues to the darkest deepest indigo blue
· light mint green to rich emerald
· neutrals from beige to gray and WHITE!
· ALL metals: silver, gold, copper, bronze
Turquoise works in any style home: traditional to farmhouse to modern
2. Turquoise is universal in fashion. Anyone can wear the color:
· Salt-pepper gray
· African American
3. Turquoise is said to have healing powers
To the Native American tribes, turquoise is life.
Legend has it that the Native American tribes danced and rejoiced when the rains came after a drought. Their tears of joy mixed with the rain and seeped into Mother Earth to become the 'Fallen Sky Stone.'
In my thirties, I lived in Bismarck, North Dakota. Turquoise was a gemstone that the Sioux tribe cherished.
One time, I admired a turquoise ring on a Lakota Sioux.
He held out his hand, inviting me to explore the gemstone. Tracing the stone with my finger, I lingered over an uneven gap in the stone.
"The stone took it”, he said. "It's our belief that a crack in the stone means the turquoise took the blow that you would have received. This stone is the symbol of hope."
Turquoise, known also as the stone of sky, stone of water, stone of blessings, good fortune, protection, good health and long life.
It's the Universal Color, it matches anything and serves anyone!