Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunday Style - Modern Turquoise

Hello and welcome to our newest JET Team feature, Sunday Style!

My name is Lori from Dashery, and each week I will be bringing you a fresh selection of stylish fashion and accessories. For today's edition, I was inspired by Cate Blanchett’s stunning look at the Oscars awards ceremony. What could have been a safe, rather boring black dress was elevated by a bold statement-making turquoise bib necklace, accented with aquamarines and diamonds.



What I noticed about Cate's necklace, and other turquoise jewelry worn at previous events, is that they have a modern edge to them. Modern means smooth stones with minimal metal. The stones are in the Sleeping Beauty Mine or Tiffany Box blue, with little matrix inclusions. I guess it shouldn’t be surprising that Blanchett’s necklace is that color, since it was created by Tiffany’s!


The modern components create a much dressier look than, say, a southwestern squash blossom necklace. Since most of us don’t wear gowns worth tens of thousands dollar on a regular basis, I would also love to see this pop of color scaled down and worn with a romantic white gauzy tunic (1), or a black skater dress (2). The bracelet (3) from BeadzNBling has the same organized chaos feel as the Tiffany’s necklace. On the more modern end, we have pendant necklaces such as those by TraceDesigns (5) and Eleven13 (6). Accessorise with a handmade black deerhide purse (4) from LambornLeatherDesign.


The turquoise earrings (7) from Foret have the feel of Cate Blanchett's necklace, because of the addition of aquamarine, and they would look stunning with a black gown, like the silk one (9) from ElikaInLove. Splash out on a flirty hat (8) from MarcusArtandFashion, or jazz up an old pair of heels with a rhinestone kit (10) from ShoeBottoms. Finally, pop on some bracelets that feature turquoise accenting black, like the ones from ChristalDreamz (11) and cooljewelrydesign (12).

We hope you enjoyed our first Sunday Style. See you next week!
Lori


20 comments :

Mollie Ann said...

What a WONDERFUL new feature! I love the modern edge that defines these gorgeous turquoise designs. And I can't wait for next Sunday's installment!!!!

jemsbyjb said...

Oohhh ahhh, love this article. Turquoise is such a versatile stone. Looks great with everything!

Gaiana said...

Looove turquoise! Always in style!!!

Gaiana said...

Looove turquoise! Always in style!!!

Tracy said...

This is an awesome article!!!

Donna Arena said...

Lori...this is a fantastic treat to ALL of us, I couldn't imagine ANYONE not loving turquoise, but these are awesome and unique ways to use it!!
Can't wait for next Sunday either!!!

Michele said...

I want to go shopping now, love all the looks you can wear turquoise with!!

Ida said...

This is a great feature! Nice job, Lori!

Urban Pearl Studio said...

Beyond Fabulous!!!!!!!

LoveStoneArts said...

Excellent feature!! I love your take on fashion with a modern classic look.

SendingLoveGallery said...

I enjoyed this new feature so much Lori! great job!

Keystring said...

Wonderful! I really enjoyed reading this! Looking forward to the next one!

Cher said...

Awesome feature, Lori... I love turquoise, and it has become a classic over the years, so it's very versatile in almost any jewelry style... not just for Southwestern anymore!

Gemstones on My Mind said...

Fantastic article, love the content. Who doesn't love Turquoise - I certainly do! Thanks Lori for the great fashion tips also.

WanderingJewel said...

Great feature! Beautiful turquoise jewelry.

Nancy Russell said...

Love this post. So many variations of style that can be given to turquoise, not just the traditional Southwest look. Terrific with black!

Lori Taggart said...

Thank you everyone!

Erika said...

Great article, Lori, with some fabulous turquoise choices!

Jet Central said...

This is a brilliant new feature, and it's sure to be very popular - well done Lori!

Ribasus said...

This is just awesome. You put a lot of thought into this and it shows. Great article!!!