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.
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.
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:
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.
Other Designer Turquoise necklaces I adore, check them here, here and here:
Affordable choices from Kenneth Jay Lane, Kendra Scott, Ralph Lauren LAUREN and Forever21
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!