What Jewelry Designers Should Know About Royston Turquoise

Recent studies show that blue isn't just an extremely calming color. It is literally the most relaxing hue in the world.

Resting your head on a navy blue comforter every night is a great way to get some rest. For those who want some daytime comfort, though, turquoise jewelry is an easily-portable choice.

Here, we're going to talk about Royston turquoise and why it's ideal for jewelry enthusiasts. Whether you make accessories for yourself or sell them to other jewelry lovers, this is a stone you won't want to overlook. Read on to learn why.

What Is Royston Turquoise?

Turquoise is a much-beloved stone for jewelry enthusiasts and creators. Its unique blue can come in a wide range of shades from navy to sky blue.

Royston turquoise is unique from other variations because it has bold color variations within each individual stone. Some stones are pure blue with tiny gray, white, or gold accents. These blues range from bright to dark, so you can choose the perfect stone for every piece.

However, not all Royston turquoise is predominantly blue. A lot of stones incorporate rich golden hues that gleam and shimmer under any lighting.

Browns and greens are also common and can come in many natural patterns. Some of the more earthy colors have a sheen similar to tiger's eye while others incorporate light and airy off-white hues. Whether you want to invoke feelings of a beach day or a night rich enough to stargaze, there's a great piece waiting for you.


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These stones aren't ever solid colored. Each and every piece of Royston turquoise is unique. This means that you can make one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable jewelry when you choose to display these stones within your favorite designs.

Royston Ribbon Turquoise

Royston ribbon turquoise is a popular subcategory of Royston turquoise. It is characterized by small ribbons or stripes across its surface.

The base for this stone can be blue but is usually gold, yellow, green, gray, or beige. The ribbon usually adds a different pop of color like blue or green.

A great example is our deep green round Royston turquoise set. These stones are largely neutral-hued but have a gorgeous streak of striking blue across their center. This streak also features green and golden lines and patterns.


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This is far from the only option for those looking to purchase Royston turquoise, but it is a trendy stone to consider for collecting or jewelry-making.

Spiritual Properties

The physical structure that incorporates blended colors, organic patterns, and natural formations is one of the best things about Royston turquoise. However, its spiritual value is another reason that it's a sought-after stone.

Turquoise is the birthstone for the month of December. If you were born toward the end of the year, turquoise is a great way to showcase pride in your birth month. It also can provide you with luck and good fortune.

However, Royston turquoise has specific properties that no other type of turquoise does. These properties are luckily not exclusive to people with certain birthdays.

It is said to assist in physical healing by combatting issues with the immune system and respiratory problems. Many who heal with stones and other crystals also believe that it can detoxify the body of poison or alcohol.

However, Royston turquoise is best appreciated among spiritual communities for its mental healing properties. Some of these properties include:

  • Eradicating fears and trepidations
  • Creating feelings of stability
  • Increasing optimism
  • Making people more empathetic
  • Boosting creativity
  • Increasing intuitiveness

According to spiritual believers, it can make people happier and promote self-realization. Ultimately, this will make you more secure in yourself so that you can feel more empowered and courageous. You also will be able to strengthen existing bonds with friends and family.

Whether or not you're a spiritual person, these meanings can be fun to consider when shopping for collectible stones to hold onto or make jewelry from!

Where Does Royston Turquoise Come From?

Royston turquoise actually gets its name from its origins. It comes from a mining district near Tonopah, Nevada called the "Royston mining district."

This district was discovered in 1902 and contains several different active mines. The main one that Royston turquoise comes from is the Royal Blue mine. As a result, the turquoise mined in that area was called "Royston Royal Blue turquoise."

While these mines produce high-quality gemstones, they only have a limited amount of turquoise to give. Visitors can dig through some middle-grade areas of the mines to find low-quality material, but the best stones are saved for the owners to find.


Collecting Royston Turquoise

Royston turquoise is essential for every collector's stash. If you're a fan of buying and holding onto interesting gemstones, consider getting multiple types of this variety. You'll enjoy a wide range of colors and styles that you can enjoy and show off to friends both in person and online.

Collectors are usually interested in stone sets and larger specimens. These keep well and look great on any shelf. They also can be showcased to advantage in simple display cases with artistic lighting.

Some collectors also enjoy finding stones with spiritual properties and communing with them. If you like to hold onto Chakra stones, healers claim that turquoise is open to all Chakras.

However, they primarily deal in the 5th chakra. This is the center for creativity, communication, and spiritual bonding. Using these stones is a great way for spiritual individuals to allow communication and love to flow freely through their being.

Creating With Royston Turquoise

Many people also purchase Royston turquoise because they are jewelry makers. You may make gorgeous pieces as a hobby for yourself, friends, and family. This is a great material to create thoughtful gifts for those around you as well as to pair with your own wardrobe.

You also might enjoy selling it independently or on a site like Etsy or Instagram. The possibilities are limitless!

Regardless of which situation you're in, in general, jewelry makers tend to prefer smaller cuts of turquoise. While a larger piece may be ideal for a brooch or large necklace, or any statement piece.

Even if you do want to work a larger piece of Royston turquoise into your jewelry design, you can use beads to accentuate the stone. If you love a gold piece of Royston ribbon turquoise with a blue stripe down the middle, you might like to surround it with smaller beads that match the ribbon.

This is a great way to bring out all the best features of the main stone.

Turquoise Shapes

The size and color of your turquoise piece are important elements that determine how it will fit into your handmade pieces. However, the shape is just as critical.

Oval turquoise pieces are great options for those looking to make bold rings and statement necklaces. You can set them into any metal, string them on a chain or beaded cord, and create something beautiful to wear or sell.

Consider matching the accents of your specific turquoise piece with your jewelry metal. A blue stone with a gold ribbon down the center will look amazing in a yellow-gold setting. Something with beige or pink tones will look great with rose gold while silver brings out white and off-white hues.

Pure blue or green Royston turquoise pairs well with any metal. Cool silver matches its watery undertones while warm yellow or rose gold provides a nice contrast.


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Teardrop pieces also are great for statement necklaces, but they make for the most beautiful earrings. You can freely hang them on a chain or add them to a stud backing for something simple and sophisticated.

However, they also make elegant statement pieces if you use a more complex metal design. Pairing it with multi-textured Royston turquoise beads also is an elegant look.

Create Your Royston Turquoise Jewelry

While there are many gorgeous stones for jewelry makers to fall in love with, Royston turquoise is one of the best. Now that you know the basics of this radiant gemstone, it's time to begin looking for turquoise in a wide range of shapes and sizes.

We offer a beautiful range of one-of-a-kind Royston turquoise cabochons to fit any jewelry project that you're looking forward to. We're committed to quality and only sell the finest stones. Contact us with any questions you have about your cabs. 



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