Have you ever wondered how the mesmerizing marriage of diamonds and turquoise creates necklaces that capture nature's essence?
Step into a realm where human artistry intertwines with the treasures of our world.
In this captivating blog, we embark on a journey with Young In the Mountains, uncovering the profound allure of this famous gemstone pairing.
The Intrinsic Beauty: Diamonds and Turquoise in Unison
In the world of jewelry, few combinations are as breathtaking as diamonds and turquoise.
The Ethereal Glow of Turquoise
Turquoise, the "sky stone" for Native Americans, is much softer than diamonds but loved by craftsmen for its captivating color and texture.
Like clear skies and calm waters, its soothing blue-green hue brings a sense of peace to wearers. Each piece tells a story and celebrates nature's beauty.
Diamonds: Nature's Glittering Marvels
Diamonds, known for their unmatched hardness, symbolize love, commitment, and timeless beauty.
Paired with turquoise, they create a striking contrast and enhance its glow, resulting in a timeless, stylish piece.
Two of our most popular necklace styles are the "Rising Sol" and the "Cerclen." Both styles feature American-mined turquoise paired with reclaimed white diamonds. The Cerclen features a bezel set diamond at the center of a 10 mm round bezel of turquoise. This is a stunning piece for layering.
The Rising Sol necklace is nice on its own and features a smaller accent diamond as well as our signature carved gold pattern.
Fusing Two Worlds: Design Principles for Diamond and Turquoise Jewelry
Creating diamond and turquoise necklaces is an art that demands careful consideration of design principles.
Our small team of jewelers seek design harmony by blending turquoise's calm blue-green with dazzling diamonds. It creates a striking yet soothing look, connecting earth and sky.
The Hands Behind the Magic: Crafting Techniques
Creating diamond and turquoise necklaces is a labor of love involving meticulous craftsmanship.
Setting Stones: Making Both Diamond and Turquoise Shine
Our Jewelers use special techniques called lapidary and inlay, to set diamonds and turquoise securely in necklaces. We aim to highlight each gem's beauty while making them harmonize.
The outcome is a piece where their brilliance complements one another.
The metal for the necklace's setting affects its look. Yellow gold adds warmth and contrasts the blue-green of the turquoise. The bright sparkle of the diamond accents takes the classic look of Western turquoise and makes it luxurious.
Beyond Beauty: The Ethical Implications of Gemstone Sourcing
The beauty of diamond and turquoise necklaces extends beyond the physical allure. Ethical considerations play a pivotal role in their creation.
The Importance of Reclaimed Diamonds
Ethical jewelry is a commitment to a better world. We use reclaimed white diamond melee in all of our necklace styles.
American Mined Turquoise
Turquoise should be sustainably sourced like diamonds to protect this enchanting gem's legacy.
Responsible practices safeguard the environment and its cultural importance in indigenous communities. We source our inlay stones including turquoise, miner-direct whenever possible from hard-working miners around this beautiful country.
Ensuring the Necklace's Legacy: Care and Preservation Tips
Follow these essential care tips to preserve your dual-stone necklace's beauty and value for generations.
Keep Your Dual-Stone Jewelry Gleaming
- Regular Cleaning. Gently wipe your dual-stone necklace with a soft, lint-free cloth after wearing it to remove surface dirt and oils.
- Mild Soapy Water. Use an old toothbrush and milk soapy water to clean around the diamonds taking care to not soak the turquoise.
- Professional Cleaning. Have it professionally cleaned by us any time. We clean all YITM jewelry no matter where or when it was purchased for free.
- Inspect Settings. Periodically check settings and prongs and bezels for security to prevent stone loss.
Storing Your Necklace: Ensuring Longevity
To ensure your necklace's longevity:
- Use Jewelry Boxes. Store in padded jewelry boxes or soft pouches.
- Anti-Tarnish Strips. Include anti-tarnish strips or silica gel packets to prevent moisture and tarnishing.
- Keep It Dry. Ensure it's dry before storage to prevent moisture-related damage.
- Individual Wrapping. Wrap each necklace in a soft cloth or tissue paper.
- Secure Clasps. Fasten the clasp securely to prevent tangling and damage.
Discover the Artistry of Diamond and Turquoise Necklaces
Diamond and Turquoise Necklaces are exquisite works of art that combine the beauty of nature with human craftsmanship.
These necklaces reflect a deep appreciation for both design and ethics.
To immerse yourself in the enchantment of diamond and turquoise necklaces, visit Young in the Mountains, where craftsmanship and elegance come together.