Remember Cate Blanchett’s Tiffany & Co. bib necklace at the 2015 Oscars? The legacy of her head-turning choice has lead to an abundance of statement jewels that cast the stone in a couture light, often alongside glittering diamonds for extra wattage.
There’s an air of grandeur to these designs that will definitely have you rethinking turquoise’s longstanding reputation as a summer-only gem.
If your birthday falls in December, you have a few birthstone choices (zircons and tanzanite, in addition to turquoise; some circles also include blue topaz among the options). But top designers seem to have a particular fondness for turquoise, with many favoring the robin’s egg–smooth variety, a select few opting for the rare and exquisite stones from the now-defunct Sleeping Beauty mine.
From boho-luxe to red-carpet-ready, the turquoise pieces below are tailor-made for black-tie holiday (and birthday) celebrations; just imagine them with black velvet or a gown of fluttery red chiffon.
Manette Bracelet with turquoise beads and diamonds in 18k white gold, $4,600; Spallanzani
Carved Turquoise Earrings in 18k gold, $7,260; Silvia Furmanovich
Click Hinged Cuff with Sleeping Beauty turquoise centerpiece and diamonds in 18k yellow gold, $22,500; Dana Bronfman
Ring with diamonds and a turquoise cabochon center stone, $18,950; Fusaro Jewelry
Necklace with carved turquoise rosettes and turquoise pendant with diamonds in 18k gold, by special order; Irene Neuwirth
Earrings with 20 cts. tw. Sleeping Beauty turquoise, 4 cts. tw. diamonds in 18k white gold, $15,000; Sutra
Bracelet with turquoise and diamonds in 24k gold and Antique White Patina silver, price on request; Victor Velyan
Summer Mood Collection ring with turquoise, pink agate, and diamonds in 14k gold, $2,350; Joelle
O’Keefe Earrings with 54.4 cts. tw. turquoise drops, orange citrine, and diamonds in 18k gold, $18,670; Jordan Alexander
Papillon Earrings with lab-created gemstones (turquoise, blue opal cabochons, pear-cut diamonds, blue sapphires, pavé diamonds) in 18k white gold, $2,110; Anabela Chan
(Top image via @silviafurmanovich)
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