Summer has arrived, and with it the beginning of wedding season. It seems that this time every year you look at your calendar and see a minimum of three events that will require new outfits. The hunt is on to match dress, shoes, bags and jewelry. Or maybe there’s no event, but you want to a new look, something to jazz up your existing wardrobe. Summer is the perfect time for purchasing chunky turquoise necklaces – indispensable statement pieces for your wardrobe. You can turn summer casual outfits into more elegant evening pieces with the right accessories.
According to the National Mining Association, humans have been decorating themselves with gold since at least 4,000 B.C. Egypt, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Celts in third Century B.C., and even Chinese burial sites all have been found that contained gold. Your gold jewelry is out of this world. “According to a 2011 paper in the journal Nature, a meteor bombardment nearly 4 billion years ago brought 20 billion tons of a gold-and-precious-metal-rich space rock to Earth.” In addition to being made into jewelry like that chunky turquoise necklace you’re looking for, gold can also be found in electronics, medical and dental devices –you might have gold fillings in your teeth – and most recently, to treat tumors and in other cancer treatments.
Both silver and gold have a long history as jewelry. The first evidence of silver mining dates back to 3,000 B.C., and both metals have other functions as well. “Pure silver is the best conductor of heat and electricity and the best reflector of visible light.” Silver is also used in batteries and electronics. Pure silver and gold are both too soft to use as jewelry in their natural forms. Sterling silver is 92.5 per cent by mass of silver and 7.5 per cent of other metals. The purer the silver, the more expensive it is to buy.
Turquoise is a very old gem. Its earliest use dates back to 3,000 B.C. from Egyptian grave sites. Jewelry incorporating turquoise has also been found with ancient Aztecs, Persians and North American Indians in ceremonial attire. Chunky turquoise jewelry is a popular item right now. It can be found by looking online and in stores – in simple styles or more elegant and ornate pieces to dress up a wedding or a Friday night at the pub. Check out Finders Keepers Jewelry for lots of cool turquoise style ideas.
Turquoise jewelry has been around for a while, so in order to avoid looking dated there are some things to consider. If you don’t want to look like a cowgirl – avoid wearing a lot of turquoise with a lot of denim. You can pair turquoise jewelry with a contrasting color to make it stand out. If you want a chunky statement piece, then pick a simple dress to feature just the necklace. Mix and match until you find something that works for you. Whether your preference is gold or silver or something else, you are sure to look fabulous at that party!