The Turquoise Touch
Posted on 15 August 2014
Hello flicker of rainfall in our now constant, complacent summer; bringing annoyance to all (except gardeners amongst us). I was getting quite used to you sun. This sudden interjection - as I write I can see the sun struggling back – has me reflecting on our English summer and harping back to my trip to New Zealand earlier this year; thinking that light, colour and mood are simultaneous.
When I reflect back to the calming New Zealand Summer, spending my days discovering new beaches, learning local cultures and soaking up inspiration; I think of bold colours, statement jewellery and long floaty dresses.
Lace Print Cotton Jersey Maxi Dress, £55
Nothing screams summer more than colour. Not just any colour, but the tasteful tones of turquoise. Picture a splash of turquoise gemstone on a gold feather cuff, or the deep sea in Paihia, while dolphin watching.
Views from my boat trip in Paihia, New Zealand
Not only a massive trend this summer, spotted on clothing, jewellery and interiors combined, but also hugely popular in Indian culture. Leah Singh a famous jewellery and pillow designer, who has used this bold colour in her new designs, was not just inspired by the catwalk, but discovered it while in India - “Turquoise is commonly used on the interior and exterior of houses in Indian villages.’
Turquoise, originating from the French ‘pierre turquoise,’ means ‘Turkish Stone’ – due to the trade route that was taken, from the mines in Asia, through Turkey, where it was purchased at Turkish Bazaars, and onto Europe. The prized stone is known to bring protection, power and luck, increase concentration and even process healing qualities. The colour comprises of green, blue and yellow. Blue bringing peace, calmness and tranquility. Yellow radiating balance and growth; and green uplifts energy. See our tranquil turquoise collection to browse our beautiful array of clothing and accessories.
This will not just be a passing trend. Turquoise is timeless. Appearing regularly in Vogue in the 1970’s, it is now the perfect connotation of boho sophistication. Make a statement and mix with a contrasting shade of blue, or for an instant update try coral. Another combination is copper, why not check out our Rajput Turquoise and Pearl Silver Spinning Ring or contrasting Labradorite and Turquoise Gemstone Brass Feather Ring, to brighten up any outfit and ensure you stand out this summer!
Rajput Turquoise and Pearl Silver Spinning Ring, £56
Gemstone Brass Feather Ring, £28
So the next time you feel a touch of the English summertime blues, why not try adding the turquoise hue.
For more turquoise inspiration and products check out our Pinterest board, http://uk.pinterest.com/charlotteswebuk/the-turquoise-touch/
Love, Charlotte x