Something Blue – Turquoise!
If you’re planning your wedding, chances are you’ll want something blue – it’s a common European tradition, after all. But have you considered wearing a gorgeous piece of Native American turquoise jewelry as your something blue?
While Native Americans do not traditionally observe this wedding custom, there is no more striking blue than that of turquoise stone, and it is a wonderful stone to incorporate into your wedding.
Here at Indian Traders, we have a very wide selection of stunning authentic Native American necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches, and more featuring natural turquoise stones.
Every piece of jewelry we sell at Indian Traders has been handcrafted by Native American artisans.
Weddings and Something Blue
The “something blue” a bride includes on her person on her wedding day represents love, purity, and fidelity. Prior to 1840, European brides often wore blue gowns, however Queen Victoria wore a pure white gown for her wedding and, thereafter, bridal white has been the preferred color.
The abovementioned rhyme originated in the 1890s and the blue bridal token has since been included by most brides. It was traditionally hidden in the form of a blue garter, but today’s brides are foregoing garters for other ways to include something blue. These include as blooms or ribbons in the bouquet, their shoes, or their jewelry.
While stones like sapphire, aquamarine, and lapis lazuli all deliver on the promise of blue, turquoise can be a very unique, unexpected, and striking option which is full of symbolism.
Turquoise has been used by the Native Americans of the southwest for more than two thousand years. It is particularly associated with the Navajo. It was revered and used in ceremonies, burials, religion, for trade, in treaty negotiations, and in arts and crafts. It is an alluring, striking, sacred stone used by medicine men and it carries legends of the Creator. It also has a long history both in the Americas and elsewhere worldwide as adornment, especially in jewelry.
Turquoise is a stone of good fortune, happiness, health, and wealth. As such, it is the perfect stone to incorporate into your wedding, both for its meaning and its beauty.
Choose Turquoise Jewelry for your Something Blue
Turquoise jewelry at Indian Traders is made by American Indian artisans from the Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni tribes. Our unique and beautiful Native American turquoise jewelry is not only the perfect addition to your bridal ensemble! By purchasing a piece from us, you directly support the local Native American communities in which these artisans live, putting money back into their economies and helping them thrive.
(We also have a selection of one-of-a-kind Native American estate jewelry – so we can also fill your “something old” needs!)
Browse Indian Traders now for your gorgeous, special, “something blue”.