Despite the ever-increasing pace of trends in the fashion industry, one element that has maintained its enduring appeal in jewellery is the use of turquoise. Its popularity has stood the test of time, and it continues to captivate people's attention with its mesmerising blue-green hues - so it’s no surprise that we’re seeing it everywhere this season.

From celebrities to influencers to your best friend, it feels like everyone is rocking the blue-green gemstone at the minute. Jewellery brands just like us are dedicating entire collections to it. Here, we take a look into the world of turquoise and why it has become the must-have accessory of the season.

What is turquoise?

To put it plainly, turquoise is a mineral that is made up of copper and aluminium, and it's known for its striking blue-green colour. It can be found all over the world, making it one of the most easily accessible gems out there. Not only that, but turquoise is a stone that is often associated with spiritual and healing properties. 

Why do we love turquoise?

Turquoise is a stone for everyone. It’s a gorgeous colour that looks great on all skin tones, and whether you're wearing a statement necklace or a simple pair of earrings, it adds a pop of colour and brightness to any outfit. Not only that, but it's a versatile stone that can be dressed up or down, making it perfect for any occasion.

Beyond what it looks like, there are some deeper meanings behind turquoise. In many cultures (for example, Native American, Tibetan, Persian, and Egyptian,) it's considered a protective stone that brings good luck and wards off evil spirits. In these societies, turquoise is often used in traditional jewellery, art, and religious ceremonies as a symbol of protection, wisdom, and good fortune. It's also said to promote calmness and relaxation, making it a popular choice for meditation, yoga practices, and manifestation.

Manifestation is a process of focusing your thoughts, feelings, and energy on a desired outcome. It is a personal practice that involves creating a clear intention, aligning your beliefs and thoughts with that intention, and taking action towards your goal.

Some people believe that wearing or carrying the stone can help to enhance their ability to connect with their intuition and inner wisdom, which in turn supports their manifestation efforts. Ultimately, the effectiveness of using turquoise or any other tool for manifestation depends on the individual's belief and intention. It's important to remember that manifestation is a personal practice, and there is no one "right" way to do it – though, it can’t hurt to try using turquoise, can it?

Turquoise and sustainability go hand in hand

Another reason for the recent surge in popularity could be attributed to the rise of sustainable and ethical fashion. Turquoise is a natural and relatively affordable stone, making it an attractive option for those looking for eco-friendly and socially responsible jewellery choices. Turquoise is a natural stone that can be ethically sourced, making it an appealing choice for consumers who are looking to make more conscious and environmentally friendly shopping choices.

Of course, we can't ignore the impact of social media on the trend. Instagram and TikTok are major players in the fashion world, and turquoise has been popping up all over our feeds. It girls Bella Hadid and Zendaya have been spotted wearing turquoise jewellery, and new show Daisy Jones and the Six, has been inspiring a takeover of 70s fashion has all helped lead to influx of searches and sales.

Whether it's the colour, the meaning, or the sustainability factor, there's no denying that turquoise is having a moment. So, why not join in on the fun and add a piece of turquoise jewellery to your collection?

March 22, 2023 — Katie Silver