Friday, November 29, 2013

December's Birthstone: Turquoise (and a few others)

Turquoise Matrix Scarab Vintage Glass Cabochons.
December's birthstone is turquoise. 
The gemstone turquoise comes in many different shades ranging from white to yellow-green. But when we talk about turquoise in vintage glass it is always about shades of blue and blue-green. We have a large selection of faux turquoise vintage glass at Bumbershoot Supplies and Bumbershoot Designs.
Turquoise Blue Vintage Glass Charm Chandelier Earrings.
Turquoise Sky Blue Vintage Glass Melon Grooved Cabochon. 
Turquoise Cherry Brand Vintage Baroque Glass Beads.
The gemstone turquoise sometimes has flecks of pyrite (commonly known as "Fool's Gold") in it that gives it a metallic variation. Often vintage faux turquoise glass is veined or flecked with metallic gold, brown, white and/or black for an organic appeal.You will often see this type of glass referred to as "turquoise matrix" glass.

Turquoise Matrix Vintage Glass Round Cabochons.
Turquoise Matrix Vintage Glass Cabochon Brass Set Charms.
Turquoise Matrix Cherry Brand Vintage Glass Cabochons.
In 1870 Tiffany & Co. published a birthstone poem in one of their pamphlets. The poem for December goes:

"If cold December gave you birth
The month of snow and ice and mirth
Place on your hand a turquoise blue;
Success will bless whate'er you do."

Turquoise Matrix Vintage Glass Octagon Cabochons.
Turquoise Matrix Vintage Glass Oval Cabochons.
Turquoise Green Matrix Vintage Glass Scarab Cabochons.
Turquoise Matrix Vintage Glass Pear Rhinestones.
We hope this brings you some December inspiration. For more, check out our turquoise collection at Bumbershoot Supplies and Bumbershoot Designs.

And if turquoise isn't for you, you're in luck! December has two other birthstones: tanzanite and zircon. Be sure to check out our tanzanite and zircon supplies and designs at Bumbershoot Designs and Bumbershoot Supplies as well!

Tanzanite Swarovski Vintage Octagon Rhinestones.

1 comment:

  1. lovely pieces and the colors are super!