Apr 122012

Without a doubt, my favorite jewelry piece in this year’s Golden Globe Awards is Heidi Klum’s turquoise necklace. Not just for its charm of this million-dollar necklace but also for the fresh contrast between her bold necklace and sleek nude dress.

Hedi Klum and her Lorraine Schwartz turquoise necklace

From the picture below, you can see how this necklace dramatically changed the whole look. The Behind-the-Scenes Story of this look was revealed by Heidi Klum herself here.

Hedi Klum is preparing for Golden Globes 2012

As one of the most beloved gems, turquoise was brought to Europe around 16th century. Turkey exported this beautiful stone to France. I think French people loved it most, so they named it “turquoise”, which means Turkey in old French word. People’s love of turquoise can date from thousands of years ago. In many cultures, turquoise is considered as a holy stone.

Nowadays, Turquoise Jewelry seems very accessible, but sadly, most low-priced ones are synthetics.  Fine turquoises are very rare and valuable-that’s why this kind of stone can be prized as a gem.

Many celebrities have been spotted wearing turquoise necklaces in the past few years:

Cameron Diaz in 2010

Megan Fox in 2009

Actually, new UK Vogue includes a gorgeous picture that Carmen Kass shoot in the desert. Among all the eye-catching jewelry pieces she was wearing, my eyes was caught by this stunning dominique denaive blue resin link necklace.

Carmen Kass shoot in the desert (from UK Vogue May 2012)

Other Designer Turquoise necklaces I adore, check them here, here and here:

Kate Spade New York Solarium Necklace

Aurelie Bidermann Turquoise Necklace

Reversible Cleopatra Bib

Affordable choices from Kenneth Jay LaneKendra Scott, Ralph Lauren LAUREN and Forever21

Kenneth Jay Lane Turquoise Stick Necklace

Kendra Scott Harlow Necklace

Ralph Lauren LAUREN Turquoise Beaded Necklace

Forever 21 Turquoise Necklace

Last but not least, turquoise, even the finest one, can be easily broken.The hardness of turquoise gem is just slightly more than window glass. So be sure to take care of yours and enjoy!