May 18, 2010

Turquoise: A True Gem of a Color

There are some colors that just make you happy and feel good. Turquoise is one of those colors. It is a mixture of blue and green, and sometimes has a yellowish tint to it as well. Turquoise got its name after the gem, Turquoise. Turquoise, the gem, has a long history dating back long before the birth of Christ. The Egyptians from the First Dynasty mined the stone from the Sinai Peninsula. It was also discovered by the Persians, in the area now known as Iran. As many know, Turquoise is heavily mined in the United States today. It is prevalent in many southern states including Arizona, Nevada and California. This beautiful gem is used primarily for jewelry and other fashion products.
 
The color Turquoise is just as beautiful as the gem and is also primarily used in fashion. However, it can also be used as an accent color in home d├ęcor as well. When one sees the shimmering blue-green color known as turquoise, it is hard to take your eyes off of it. The color has a tendency to make us feel happier and uplifted. Perhaps, this is why it is a popular choice for summer weddings. Retailers such as KidsFormal.com sell many turquoise flower girl dresses every spring and summer. The color is just fun, happy and uplifting – truly making it a gem of a color!