After attending this summer’s edition of the JA New York show, I decided to re-share my post on turquoise from last year. It’s still in many of the most talented and innovative designer collections, looking best in unusual cuts from three-dimensional to geodes and in a variety of hues from the calming blues to the more organic greenish hues. While talking with Ray Griffiths, a jewelry designer and friend, he explained, “turquoise is a happy color. It says yes.”
Not quite sure if it was always that way for me– the whole happy, yes turq thing. I have a bit of a bluesy turquoise past (see last year’s post here) but it’s clear that in the future of jewelry, turquoise is a gem that works into many different lifestyles and offers customers a range of looks from more ethnic to modern. I’ve also posted a few more pics of the pieces I found: And I continue to say free yourself from wearing this seasonless stone only a summer color and wear it year round! I have let go of my less than ‘happy’ associations with this stone and covet a pair of earrings from Russell Jones. Not to be missed: Penny Preville, Ray Griffiths, Anzie and Jane Bohan, just to name a few. And still going strong are the designers I mentioned in last year’s post.