Turquoise Round Pastel Shades

Art Spectrum® Turquoise Soft Round Pastel shades.

This is a beautiful cool blue, reminiscent of the shallow waters of a tropical paradise.  For thousands of years, cultures around the world have prized turquoise for its unique and beautiful colour. It’s name, which goes back to the 16th century, is Old French for “Turkish”, mainly because Turkey was an import source of the stone after being mined in Persia.

Today, the pigment is produced from a light green oxide. You’ll find Turquiose particularly prominent in the jewellery of ancient Egypt, where it was sourced in the Sinai, and the serene geometric art and architecture of Islam, including such examples as the domes of the great mosque at Bukhara. Not surprisingly, this colour is often used in medicine and healing for its calming qualities. It is also the colour associated with the astrological sign, Sagittarius.

 Turquoise 535P  

PG50; PB15:3

 Turquoise 535T  

PG50; PW6