I try to buy beads and jewelry wherever I travel, and turquoise one of my favourites.
Two necklaces of Chinese turquoise, sponge coral and sterling silver inspired by the Tibetan gau boxes I picked up in Bangkok. Tibet is one place that values the greener turquoises over the blue. Close-up of one of the Gau Boxes, designed to hold a prayer or small talisman. I also picked up a lot of Thai hill tribe silver while shopping in Bangkok like these silver butterflies and flower pendant.
Turquoise, pearl, wood and coconut necklace and earrings inspired by the pearls and coconut palms I saw in Vietnam.Green turquoise necklace with recycled glass beads and spiral brass beads from Africa.Lapis, turquoise and azurite necklace featuring Guatemalan coin I picked up in the main market in Guatemala City. A necklace with a blue sodalite Zuni bear along with turquoise, sterling silver and shell birds, all materials used in traditional native jewelry in the Southwest states.
Turquoise & silver earrings from Mexico.
More of Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Turquoise.