By: Leslie Castro Photos by: Deux Bohème
From ancient Egypt to the ancestral pueblos of the Southwest, turquoise has been prized as an adornment for centuries. Whether you choose to wear it for protection, for healing, or simply to add a pop of color to your outfit with its vivid hue (which can range from powder blue to deep green) you will be making an iconic style statement.
When considering how best to showcase your turquoise jewelry, look no further than nature for inspiration. The cool hue is a natural pairing with warm earth tones like terra cotta, sand, and rust. If you favor a classic approach, there is no better canvas than crisp white or denim. Remember to select solid colors as a base, as too many loud or complex patterns will compete for focus; conversely, textural details within the same color can add interest and depth.
As with all statement jewelry, be mindful of balance. A good first step when styling your jewelry is to select a focal point, and build out from there.
To keep the look fresh and nuanced, layer delicate pieces with bold, chunky elements, but be mindful of visual weight; too many heavy pieces in one portion of your frame can overwhelm your entire presence.
From casual to elegant, there is a turquoise touch to suit all tastes and types.
Leana Saguinsin @Lfinez.is
Styling / Wardrobe: Alexa Gignac, Julian Gold
Jewelry Provided by: 20/20 Vintage,
Ruben Castillo @stxnativedesigns,
Leana’s brand, @lfinez.ls Silver