Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What makes turquise and red coral such a beautiful couple

I have posted my recent small work earings, these ones...

It was in one forum and one lady nicely commented that the turquoise and coral is her favourite combination. She was so delighted. So this made me think that it  (meaning the combination) really looks exceptional, interesting, contrasting, beautiful and spicy.

Red Coral and Turquoise

Those both colours are in the opposite direction on the colour wheel. They are contrasting colours, so they look best when you give just a bit in the piece of jewellery.




So the turquoise is the  colour of the sea but beneath there is a coral reef and the colourful fish. So those colours are colours of summer. The combo evokes  a sunrise or sunset, in shades of coral and red coral.

The combo also might be associated with Tibet.  Turquoise and coral are precious and widely used gemstones in Tibetan jewellery . Coral is known to be used as a gem since prehistoric times. Has a history of religious meaning and is one of the seven treasures in Buddhist scriptures. Turquoise is one of the world's earliest-used gem materials. Ranked with the jades of the Orient and lapis in the Near East, turquoise has been revered for thousands of years. Coral was long thought to be a strong talisman against bleeding, evil spirits, and hurricanes.(From tibetartwork )

 It has been seen in fashion lately whith the famous trend of colour blocking.Of ourse there is a twist to the true coral. And it is possible to see in houses of the daring ones or maybe more in summer houses :)


As my favourite technique right now is bead embroidery (I hope it will be for longer :) I have seen some nice pieces of bead embroidery in those both colours taken together.

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