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Turquoise is one of the world’s oldest gemstones, having been used in fine jewelry for thousands of years. The Ancient Greeks and Aztecs were both known to prize its bright blue hue. Today, the finest grades of turquoise come from many deposits throughout the world, including Australia, China, Mexico, and even the United States. Considered a talisman of good fortune by many who have worn it across historical eras, turquoise forms a timeless, distinctive part of personal style, especially when set with complementary materials.

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Vinca’s Turquoise Jewelry Expertise

Vinca was one of the first jewelers in the region to carry the highly refined Persian turquoise, which is harder than turquoise mined in other places. It also contains less markings and “matrix” – the bits of rock interspersed with the turquoise – than other forms of the stone. Persian turquoise jewelry is so highly valued that Napoleon the First gave his wife a crown of emeralds, only to replace them with Persian turquoise, considered more beautiful and valuable.

Vinca has taken care to curate a wide selection of types of turquoise. Our collection of turquoise jewelry extends beyond Persian turquoise, also including Arizona turquoise and turquoise from South American mines. Turquoise rings, turquoise earrings and pendants, and turquoise loose stones all have a home at Vinca, and can be customized to your personal taste and budget. Turquoise rings are set in both gold and silver – we have both settings on hand, and would love to help you find the right piece for you. Turquoise jewelry, Kansas City, can be found at Vinca.

Things to Know About Turquoise

  • When most people think of turquoise jewelry, they think of its signature bright blue hue, but it also comes in white, powder blue, sky blue, and blue green.
  • Native Americans consider turquoise sacred, and turquoise has been used as a shaman’s stone.
  • Some turquoise stones have markings, which are actually remnants of the host rock. In the jewelry industry, these are called the matrix, and can add to the beauty of the stone.
  • Turquoise was likely the first gemstone to be imitated, which the Ancient Egyptians were responsible for. They created faience, a glazed  ceramic product, that imitated the stone.  
  • Turquoise is a relatively soft stone, and therefore needs an experienced jeweler to craft the right setting and protective elements. Turquoise rings, in particular, need special considerations to ensure they remain without chips or breakage.

What makes the turquoise ring special?

One of the oldest gemstones known to mankind, turquoise jewelry has been in use for nearly 6,000 years. Native Americans, Persians, Asian and Egyptians have been enchanted by its captivating beauty, and many cultures have attributed magical and healing powers to turquoise. Turquoise has been used to make jewelry, inlay, and sculptures across the generations.

The bright blue turquoise has been considered the most valuable among other varieties. Gifting a turquoise ring was said to bestow the receiver with wealth and success. Today, a turquoise signifies joy and its distinctive color gives one an instant confidence boost. Native Americans consider turquoise sacred, and it has been used as a shaman’s stone.

Turquoise’s range of bright blue hues are in demand for turquoise rings, pendants, and other pieces of jewelry. Turquoise is available in a variety of colors such as white, powder blue, sky blue, green, purple, white and black, but it’s the robin ’s egg blue turquoise ring is the most sought-after today.


Extraordinary: As each stone varies in its color and matrix pattern, no two turquoise rings are similar. The stone’s unique qualities can be amplified through the setting it sits in. Creating custom jewelry with turquoise makes its inherent strengths stand out – it’s all about finding a complementary setting that brings out the best in the stone.

Easy to craft: Turquoise is softer than other gemstones, making it easy for artisans to shape, cut and carve the stone to the desired specifications. The diversity of choices to shape, grind, and cut turquoise jewelry allows people to use the gemstones in a varied range of styles and methods that include bezel settings, channel settings, inlays, overlays, and even strung turquoise beads.

Healing properties: Turquoise is considered a pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, and detoxifier. It is thought to offer maximum health benefits if worn over the solar plexus. In earlier times it was known as a peace and harmonizing gemstone that reduced anxiety, strain, and pressure. The turquoise is also believed to foster kindliness, empathy, and positive thinking.


Changes color: Without proper care, turquoise rings are known to change color. Since they are soft and porous, they can be altered when exposed to sunlight, soaps, lotions or household cleaning products. You can maintain turquoise stone’s beauty for generations to come if by protecting it from bumps and bruises, as well as harsh chemicals.

Fragile: Turquoise rings are delicate and not as indestructible as the diamond. Wearing it during physical activity may lead to chipping or scratching. Again, taking basic measures to shield it from wear will help you enjoy your turquoise for years to come.

Needs treatment: Surprisingly, natural turquoise is rarer than diamonds, and the demand for turquoise jewelry is increasing every day. Because turquoise is soft, it needs to be treated before it can be cut for

Custom Turquoise Ring

At Vinca, we specialize in making your custom jewelry dreams come true. For more than 30 years, we have been making engagement rings, necklaces, and  earrings that perfectly complement the people who wear them. Visit us today to design the custom piece that’s meant for you.