Having a blue blue Christmas?  Turn it around with turquoise!  As one of the oldest known gemstones used in jewelry - why not power through the holidays with a beautiful addition of this amazing stone.   Besides it being the birthstone for December, it's also been treasured for its supposed healing and protective qualities.  (and warding off evil should you be haunted by any spirits of holidays past).  Need other good reasons?  It's the 11th wedding anniversary stone.  A perfect hue for winter nuptials and across countless cultures, a treasured gift between loved ones.  It also pairs well with many so colors and compliments nearly every complexion!  Finally, who doesn't daydream just a little of a Caribbean beach get-away when they adorn themselves in turquoise?

When it comes to jewelry pieces, turquoise and sterling sliver are a perfect match.  The rich deep luster, veining and shading of turquoise are perfectly accented when married with sterling.   Silver provides an elegant backdrop to let turquoise do what it does best - captivate.  

This timeless gemstone is the result of some spectacular chemistry.   Minerals such as copper, aluminum and on occasion, zinc are combined through the slow percolation of water and over millions of years yield this gorgeous nugget.   More copper results in deeper blues, aluminum greens and zinc, yellows.   The infamous webbing in turquoise is the base rock in which it formed.  

If you're the lucky recipient of a Dalia turquoise design - treat it with dignity.  We use only the finest, natural stones, nothing dyed or artificial.  Turquoise can scratch if you store it carelessly or expose it to such things as excessive heat (this is a winter stone remember?), oil or cleaners.  Keep it simple; warm soapy water and dry the piece immediately with a soft cloth. 

So....if those blue snowflakes start falling, browse some of Dalia's Silver Lining creations to warm your (or someone else's) heart.

"Larimar roots go deep.   Formed in the gastronomic underbelly of volcanic tubes; the silicate mineral pectolite is thrust to the surface by hot gases. "

David Weiss