In celebration of summer and July 4th here are some of my favorite red, white and blue gemstones set in some old favorites and new contenders.
There are so many wonderful stones in these fabulous hues, picking my current favorites was very difficult. Honorable mentions to Blue Topaz, Sapphire, Blue Zircon, White Zircon and Moonstone (I love you all too…..)
Turquoise, my bright and beautiful friend. One of my favorite minerals, it got its name from the french for turks (turquoise) because it was first brought to Europe from Turkey. After the Persian mines closed Sleeping Beauty was considered the most beautiful. Now the SB mines have closed so my best advised would be to grab some Turquoise ASAP
This deep blue stone has been one of the most sought after since man’s history began. It remains a symbol of royalty and honor. That’s why it pairs so well with my crownwork (plus it looks fab)