December’s Birthstone Turquoise Is a Gem for All Seasons

I always think of turquoise as a summer stone, given its propensity for being worn at the beach, or alongside deep blue waters (or maybe that’s just the bohemian fashion spreads I so often eyeball?). But as it is one of December’s three birthstones, I suppose I can see how it’s perfectly apt for the winter season, too.

Come to think of it, it makes a pretty great year-round stone, with its shades of sea green to robin’s egg blue coupling splendidly with every other hue under the sun (and moon). Currently, I’m enjoying it in tiny iterations: Little stud earrings popping just a speck of blue on the earlobe, and as a colorful addition to a petite, stackable ring.

But of course, the stone looks fabulous in any form (see my colleague Amy’s glam turquoise feature for proof), so I’ve found plenty of variations to suit a variety of tastes.

Liven Co. Orbit turquoise stud earrings | JCK On Your Market

Orbit earrings in 14k yellow gold with turquoise and diamonds, $398; Liven Co.

Suzanne Kalan turquoise evil eye Fireworks earrings | JCK On Your Market

Fireworks evil eye earrings in 18k yellow gold with turquoise and 0.8 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,600; Suzanne Kalan

Gabriel and Co. turquoise drop hoop earrings | JCK On Your Market

Hoop and charm earrings in 14k yellow gold with rock crystal and turquoise and 0.06 ct. t.w. diamonds, $410; Gabriel & Co.

Yael Designs turquoise earrings | JCK On Your Market

Earrings in 18k rose gold with 11.16 cts. t.w. turquoise and 0.61 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,530; Yael Designs

Amali Jewelry green turquoise earrings | JCK On Your Market

Drop earrings in 18k yellow gold with green turquoise and blue tourmaline, $3,700; Amáli Jewelry

Andreoli turquoise chandelier earrings | JCK On Your Market

Earrings in 18k white gold with 100.8 cts. t.w. turquoise, 3.82 cts. t.w. sapphires, and 0.92 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Andreoli (also at top)

Lydia Courteille Rainbow Warrior Prophecy turquoise ring | JCK On Your Market

Rainbow Warrior Prophecy ring with turquoise, price on request; Lydia Courteille

Nina Nguyen Adorn turquoise ring | JCK On Your Market

Adorn ring in 18k yellow gold with turquoise, $660; Nina Nguyen

Djula turquoise butterfly ring | JCK On Your Market

Butterfly ring in 18k white gold with turquoise and 0.11 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,870; Djula

Doryn Wallach turquoise Gladiator ring | JCK On Your Market

Gladiator ring in 18k yellow gold with turquoise, $2,550; Doryn Wallach

Smith and Mara open turquoise cuff bracelet | JCK On Your Market

Open cuff bracelet in 14k yellow gold with turquoise, $1,450; Smith + Mara

Sutra turquoise necklace | JCK On Your Market

Sleeping Beauty collection necklace in 18k white gold with 7 cts. t.w. turquoise, 5 cts. t.w. mint paraiba, and 1.65 cts. t.w. diamonds, $20,000; Sutra

Anzie Jewelry Dew Drop turquoise pendant | JCK On Your Market

Dew Drop Marine Slice necklace in 14k yellow gold with sleeping beauty turquoise and 0.04 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,950; Anzie Jewelry

Dana Bronfman Hats off to Sleeping Beauty Turquoise pendant | JCK On Your Market

Hats Off to Sleeping Beauty Turquoise pendant in 18k yellow gold with turquoise, 0.25 ct. grey diamond, and 0.78 ct. t.w. white diamonds, $15,900; Dana Bronfman

Jacquie Aiche turquoise anklet | JCK On Your Market

Pavé disc anklet in 14k yellow gold with turquoise and diamonds, $1,815; Jacquie Aiche