Turquoise Adds Natural Beauty to Your Home

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Posted by Jessica | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 30-12-2011

Black Diamond Turquoise Bath HardwareIn the American southwest, we’ve had a long love affair with turquoise. The gemstone provides a spot of beauty with a diamond-in-the-rough quality, and the color is bright, cheerful and versatile. Here are some things you might not have known about turquoise.

  • Turquoise is not limited to the southwest United States. It has been found in Egypt dating back to ancient times.
  • The blue color of turquoise comes from copper, while the green color comes from iron in the soil.
  • The word turquoise comes from a word meaning “Turkish,” since the gems were first brought to Europe from Turkey.

In home décor, turquoise stones and cabochons provide a note of rugged beauty and a pop of color. As in this table runner, they contribute to a western feel. And in this bath hardware, they add a regal touch and plenty of western beauty.

Of course, it’s not just the stones themselves that are gorgeous. The color alone adds a warm, welcome touch to any room. This barn wood table creates a country look with a beautiful turquoise blue distressed finish. The color looks beautiful with deep brown and cream, or it can be paired with bright red or orange for a completely different look.

Are you addicted to turquoise in your interior decor? Tell us what your favorite turquoise item is.

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