Wednesday, April 10, 2013

No Need to Panic

Never mind that Keep Calm and Carry On thingy, deck yourself out in the soothing color turquoise if you are prone to anxiety or panic. It should be Keep Calm and Wear Turquoise. The color is used by those who practice holistic medicine to calm their patients. The nurses wear turquoise and those walls are sometimes painted a easy teal in places where people are a bit on the anxious side.

It is no wonder then that the deep teals of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean are so extremely popular places to go and relax.

The gemstone turquoise belongs to those who are born under the sign of Sagittarius.

The turquoise stone is a talisman in many countries and ancient Egyptians inlaid turquoise within their tombs. They considered it a holy stone. The Persians wore the teal stone around their wrists and necks to ward off unnatural death. If the turquoise started to change colors, they got a bit excited because to them that was an indication of impending doom. Unfortunately for them, the turquoise could and would sometimes change colors due to oils in the skin. Bummer. 

The word turquoise comes from the country Turkey since that was the home of the first discoveries of the stone. The English brought it into our vocabulary as a color term in the 1500s.

Since turquoise or teal is a clever combination of blue and yellow, it would serve to reason that the color would encompass some of the properties of both colors. The calming effect comes from the serenity found in all the blues, while the refreshing side of teal would come from the sunny properties that yellow carry.

Teal is a sophisticated turquoise and both pair well with grey and pink. Pink and turquoise are definitely feminine; and if the piece is to be a brighter piece, add teal instead of the darker cousin, turquoise.

Turquoise, the color, signifies energy, serenity, wisdom, creativity and whole balance. The stone is the stone of friendship.

The color is touted as having healing properties in that it can reduce acidity. This may be true due to the affect the stomach can have over the body when it is agitated. The color calms the mind and promotes rational thinking with cognitive communication skills.

A bit too much turquoise can result in analytical and paranoid behavior. Like one cookie is good; 2 dozen cookies are not.

Designers who want to create an open and friendly design will use turquoise as their main color. Teal is a brighter version and will promote openness and joy. Teal is a very happy color, and it works well with yellow, orange and lime greens. All of those are equally happy colors, so when designing a piece for a summer picnic, those colors will be happy to attend the party.

Some turquoise aficionados are old souls searching for enlightenment. They are drawn to spiritual journeys and wear turquoise to promote harmony.

One who adorns themselves in turquoise is a great decision maker and very self-reliant. They are confident and are natural and easy leaders.

Teal is used by designers to refresh the mind. It provides reinvigoration. The color is perfect for emergencies because it promotes clear thinking. Since it aids in clear thinking, public speakers will want to surround themselves with a lot of turquoise to calm the nerves and provide clear communication to the audience.

Turquoise is such a charming color; and it goes so well with other colors. It can work with any of the other colors. When the color is darker, it is dramatic and classy. When the color is lightened, it promotes femininity and fun. Turquoise and copper are warm and friendly choices, and turquoise and blue are filled with serenity.

No matter how the color was used, these designers have added turquoise to their designs to bring the owner a sense of calm and joyfulness.


Turquoise, Lime Green and White Butterfly Stitch Dish/Wash Cloth


Brass Hand Charm With Heart Polymer Clay Bead Earrings


Wire Wrapped Lt Sapphire Dyed Jade Nuggets Adjustable Bangle Bracelet


Turquoise Colored Wood Beads


Chocolate Brown and Turquoise Blue Two Tone Round Dangle Earrings


Lampwork Beads Handmade Ivory Glass With Turquoise Dots


Czech Turquoise and Chimera Lampwork Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings


Southwestern Necklace Turquoise Teal Brown White Swirled Polymer Clay


Stars and Stripes Joy Christmas Ornament Handcrafted from Oak Wood


Beautiful Glowing Colors Dichroic Pendant and Dangle Earrings Set


Handmade Ice Blue Crystal Cocktail Ring - Upcycled - Rhinestone


Valentine's Heart Earrings, Two Hearts Crochet Earrings, Available in Custom Colors


18" Turquoise Gemstone Necklace w/ Silver Wire Wrapped Tree Pendant



Lace bracelet cuff with blue ribbon and bead closure


Forget-me-Nots and Ivy with Golden Horseshoes on Vintage Birn Brothers New Year's postcard


Copper Turquoise Brown Watch Charm Bracelet


Turquoise pendant polymer clay on black cord


Blue Beauty Bottle Cap Charm Necklace


Turtle Earrings with Coral-Colored and Blush Quartz Beads


Old Cast Silver Amulet Genuine Turquoise Chunks and Bone Bead Necklace


Annealed Wire Pendant with Turquoise Gem


Girls necklace with a cat turquoise howlite black cat's eye adjustable


Magnesite, Crystal and Silver Filigree Bracelet, Turquoise Blue


Turquoise Drop Bracelet


Sterling and Turquoise Stretch Bracelet


Leather copper and ceramic bead earrings and necklace



Skull Day of the Dead Earrings Handmade Turquoise Swarovski Jewelry


Silver Lined Teal Tube Beaded Chevron Patterned Dangle Beaded Earrings



If you have someone on your gift list that needs a pick me up or is normally a joyful person, give them the gift of happiness with one of these lovely turquoise gift ideas. In order to see other designs by these talented artists, go to the Mother’s Day Countdown Week 8 blog post and select one of their gift ideas.

When you are feeling anxious, reach for a piece of teal or turquoise jewelry to provide yourself with the calming effect of turquoise.


Julie and Blu


  1. Another fascinating post, Julie and Blu. Turquoise is my all time favorite gemstone. I do believe it radiates calmness and beauty. Turquoise is revered by so many cultures. Many Tibetans believe turquoise is not a "stone" but its own sacred entity I like that idea! Thank you for all you do to help promote artists, Jule and Blu. It is greatly appreciated by us all!!!

  2. Turquoise is a real favorite of mine because it can be a bit moody but rarely too much bling. I find it to be the "earth spirit". I will often wear turquoise stones with my glass jewelry. Thanks again for an enlightening blog and for sharing all of these fantastic gift ideas! -Jo

  3. Turquoise is my favorite stone and blue. Another fantastic feature, Thank you for including my turquoise bracelet and blue wood beads.

  4. Oh, the most wonderful collection of one my highly favored stones! And what lovely creations are made of the color in this collection that you have produced here in the blog. Great information. The Middle East is full of turquoise colored things, including their houses!

  5. What a great selection of beautiful turquoise items! Thank you for including my kitty cat necklace, Julie and Blu. I'm delighted to share your blog.

  6. I enjoy looking at pictures of beautiful turquoise waters. Someday I hope I can visit some. Thank you for featuring my bracelet cuff.

  7. Wonderful collection,I love turquoise .
    Thank you for including my pendant :O)

  8. This blog speaks so loudly to me because I was born under the sign of Sagittarius and not only is Turquoise my birthstone but it is one of my favourite gemstones.
    Thank you so much for including my chevron beaded earrings.

    Kathy :)

  9. Enjoyed gazing at all the wonderful gift ideas in turquoise and teal. Thanks for including my handmade lampwork beads in it.

  10. Wonderful blog and so true about the calm and happy feeling I get when I look at these beautiful shades of blue. Thank you Julie, as always. And thank you for including my chimera earrings.

  11. Julie, another fantastic collection. I too love turquoise and how it makes you feel. Thank you for including our watch charm bracelet.
    Shared on Pinterest's Day Countdown

  12. Thank you so much for including my bracelet. This is such a wonderful blog post :)

  13. Turquoise Beautifully calming like the ocean in summer! Also must Celebrate Blue ... And Green for Earth Day April 22, 2013 and Arbor Day! April 26, 2013. Sale on to celebrate those and Mother's Day!
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  14. A beautiful collection of turquoise gift ideas!

  15. Another very interesting blog post and beautiful pieces to go along with it. Thank you for including my chocolate and turquoise earrings. Will share -

  16. I love learning about all of the different colors, Julie! And once again, this week's blog is informative and enjoyable. Thank you! And, of course, thank you for including my earrings!