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I Love Turkish Jewelry!

My interest in Turkish jewelry started in 2014. Jewelry is one of this country’s export obviously the number one are silk/wool carpets and rugs.

This is a beautiful pendant with sapphire (blue) main stone surrounded by ruby pink and white topaz stones.

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I Love Turkish Jewelry!

A girl loves bags, shoes, clothes and diamonds, but that is not reality. I’m a normal person who loves pretty colorful things that make me happy. I only get diamonds through inheritance. But gemstones are fascinating – shape, color, and hues. – Ruby is red, sapphire is blue, and emerald is green. Quartz comes in yellow (mimics a yellow diamond), blue (mimics a blue diamond) and green (can be assumed as an emerald).

My gemstone is amethyst, the traditional birthstone for February. My amethyst necklace has hues of violet or purple surrounded by white topaz. I love the deep color of violet. Amethyst is mined primarily in Brazil and Sri Lanka. It’s a great export for this third world countries. God has given this countries something other nations do not offer.

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I love Turkish Jewelry!

Read first the original blog explaining art in Turkish jewelry. This photo is a fashioned from a royal Turkish ring with a variety of gemstones. The main stone is violet amethyst and surrounded by pink rubies, blue sapphires and white topaz. I love this ring because amethyst is the gemstone for February. What a beauty.

Turkish Jewelry And Why I Love Them

I love Turkish Jewelry! Let me explain.

Turkey is a country in Western Asia also known as the Turkish Empire in Europe. In ancient antiquity, before Turkey came to be was Constantinople (Istanbul), the capital of the Byzantine Empire. The Muslim Ottomans captured Constantinople in 1453. The Ottomans ended the Byzantine Empire conquest of Constantinople by Mehmed the Conqueror (Turkish: Fatih Sultan Mehmet) also known as the Mehmed the Ottoman Turk. He is considered a hero in modern-day Turkey and parts of the wider Muslim world.

An empire has an emperor, a monarch of a kingdom which is a royalty. This royalty is expressed in their jewelry design and craftmanship. I was first introduced to it on a trip to Kusadasi, Turkey in 2014. Their jewellers only use genuine gemstones – ruby, sapphire and emerald. Rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces are like art that comes to life. Enough of talk and just let me show you.

These are my collection to share so you can visually appreciate Turkey’s greatest exports. The photo is a cuff/bracelet using emeralds, pink rubies and topaz.