The Monthly Edition: Turquoise December

Believed to be the symbol of friendship and peace, this month’s birthstone is about more than its exquisite colour. Here’s how to instil turquoise blue and all its characteristics into your home style.

Any ancient history mogul would know that turquoise has been adored by royals and tribes from thousands of years ago. From ancient Egyptian scarab amulets and Tutankhamun’s Tomb to Native American ceremonies and Aztec tribal rituals, the turquoise is one of the world’s most recognisable gemstones.

Early Persians embellished places of worship with the stones because it was believed that turquoise blue represented the heavens. Other spiritual beliefs were that the stone would rid negative energies and provide good fortune.

Nowadays, turquoise is primarily used decoratively and plays a huge role in the jewellery industry. Don’t worry if your birthday isn’t in December, we’ve got tips for you to strut blue all year round! 😉

How to Style with Turquoise Blue

Unlike many other gems, the turquoise is more ‘solid’ in appearance. Rather than focusing on its shine or glimmer, the turquoise is known for its robin’s eggshell blue colour. It’s sophisticated and classy. No wonder why Tiffany & Co trademarked their signature blue!

The great thing about turquoise is how versatile it is to work into different palettes. The Pharaohs used turquoise in a palette of gold (we mean lots of gold) and deep tones of navy. Because of its solid colour, turquoise and metallics are a match made in heaven.

Again, history proves that turquoise is a staple when it comes to tribal themes. Picturing a tribal palette usually involves earthy tones and deep reds. Try bringing it to life with a touch of turquoise. The contrast takes the style up a notch.

Turquoise also has a calming element to it. It’s perfect for cool coastal aesthetics, casual dinnerware, beachy artworks and creates a relaxed bedroom look. Don’t forget outdoor settings too!

Natalie Milad is a content and blog writer who studied journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney. Since her graduation in 2016, she has landed a gig at Zanui. Her days not writing are usually filled with DIY projects, floury benchtops and tending to her bunny. Natalie loves animated short films, animals and Christmas. She has experience in script writing, news reading and interviewing. Among her favourites was interning for The Bridal Bazaar.