December 08, 2010



Turquoise is the birthstone for December. Europeans give turquoise jewelry as keepsakes or as a pledge of adoration. In The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare uses this symbolism when Leah gives a turquoise ring to Shylock to win his favor. 

Turquoise is a cool color. It tends to have a calming effect.  At one end of the spectrum there are cold, impersonal, antiseptic colors. At the other end the cool colors are comforting and nurturing ones like the blue/ green in Turquoise.  In nature blue is water and green is plant life - a natural, life-sustaining duo. 

I love wearing Turquoise and whenever I can I try to incorporate it into the jewelry designed for The Loaded Trunk. Here are a few one-of-a-kind pieces for you December babes to adorn your body or your table.

These brilliant bangles from India are embellished with rhinestones and are hand-painted, giving a 3 dimensional Wow look.

The word Milagro mean miracle.  These small charms, often depicting arms, legs, praying people etc. are often carried for protection and good luck!
Jade stone Chinese pendant stamp is anchored by turquoise beads and asymmetrical graphite beads.
This earthy Turquoise bracelet is reconstructed using beads from around the globe and gives a nod to nature & natural elements.
A timeless Buddhist Amulet comes to life amidst lovely turquoise and hand tooled gold wrapped Uzbek beads.
These beautiful platters come from various artists in Turkey and are all hand made. I use them to serve in but they are delicate and need to be hand washed gently. They are beautiful pieces of art and each platter can be hung. (Photo's by The Loaded Trunk)                       

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