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Which leads us to the colour: is it Turquoise, Peacock Blue (or Peacock Green?), is it Teal or Kingfisher? The shade suits fair,dark and red-headed, olive skinned and freckled in all different tones from the most pale eau-de-nil to the richest jewel tones (see montage below). Turquoise is a shade which contrasts beautifully with gold (mainly deep tones) or silver (mid and palest tones). The softest shades are complemented by the palest pinks and deepest burgundies.
All that said, "Turquoise" is a style of wedding dress, not simply a colour. You may have this design in ANY available fabric colour and it can be beaded with endless combinations of jewelled stones.The gown has a "faceted" bodice to resemble the cut of a jewel. The play of light and shade is extremely flattering simply as an unadorned boned bodice. The jewels take it to another level. Cut glass beads give flashes of rainbow light, peacock blue pearls and sea-green crystals combine to provide even more depth of colour - blues and greens mixing in all possible tones.
Below, a moodboard of "Turquoise" inspiration.
Natural Semi-Precious Turquoise
Natural turquoise can range in colour from vivid sky blue through various shades of green.
The name originates from "turc" as it came to Europe via Turkey.
Turquoise is the birthstone of Sagittarius: November 22nd - December 21st.
Turquoise was worn by Egyptian Pharaohs and was a sacred stone to American Indians.
It is said to possess healing powers and to guard against diseases.
It is believed to bestow wealth, happiness and good fortune.
"Turquoise" style wedding gown in any shade of silk dupion with matching beadwork - £2300.
Plain - £2100. Please contact for variations.
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