Gem of a Colour

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Santa Giulia,  Corsica,  May 2016

#77dde7 color imageHex colour reference:  #77dde7

A colourful note: turquoise blue was a new shade for Crayola back in 1935.  The first recorded use of turquoise as a colour name in English dates back to 1573.

Turquoise is named after a gem of the same name, a gem that was originally imported from Turkey. No surprise then, that the word turquoise comes from the French for Turkish.

For me, this gem of a colour immediately calls to mind the stunning beauty of Corsica’s coastline.


aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 2 March 2017

 

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