Monday, December 17, 2007

Featured countdown stone of the day: Turquoise

From now until the opening of the Hazel Designs shop on January 1st, I will be incorporating some posts that feature different stones, new necklaces for preview, and jewelrymaking techniques and tips.

Today's featured stone is turquoise, which is one of my favorites both to work on and to wear. It looks especially fresh and summery when worn as a necklace or a pair of earrings with a white tank top, jeans, and flip flops.

I love this stone mostly because of its color, often a mix of sky blue and sea-foam green, with varying shades in between. In my scouting expeditions, I have run into turquoise of all kinds of shapes and sizes, each stone having different and unique characteristics.

The possibilities for design are limitless.

Turquoise is an ancient stone - its first known existence date back to 3000 BC in Egypt. Yet, it is also undeniably a modern stone. It is said to have powerful protective qualities, protecting the wearer against such things as depression and accidents.

Above are the different types of turquoise stones that I have in stock. Watch for these incorporated into future designs!


...goes to Mr Hazel, who has recently finished business school and is now an official, full-fledged MBA!


mom2amara said...

Congratulations Mr. Hazel!

Hazel Designs said...

Mr Hazel says thanks, M2A!!

Highmaintenancemom said...

Yay on finishing school Mr. Hazel! Congrats!

Hazel Designs said...

HMM, Mr Hazel says thanks as well!!!