Sterling Silver Stabilized Turquoise Teardrop Pendant Necklace, 18"
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- Stabilized turquoise cabochon bezel-set teardrop pendant set in rhodium-plated sterling silver
- The properties and composition of gemstones define the unique beauty of each piece
- The image may show slight differences to the actual stone in color and texture
- Clean gemstone jewelry with a soft, dry cloth Avoid harsh cleaners or chemicals as they can damage the stones
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The word “turquoise” was derived from the French term “pierre turquoise,” meaning “stone of Turkey.” This was after a 16th century European misconception that the stones originated in Turkey, when in fact they were first discovered in Persia. Turquoise is formed over millions of years with a chemical reaction when water leaks into rocks containing copper and aluminum minerals. Experts believe turquoise was first mined in 6000 B.C., by ancient Egyptians. Today, it is mined in countries all around the world, including, China, Iran, the United States, and Tibet.
Turquoise jewelry was first discovered within Egyptian tombs that date back to 3500 B.C. Cultures around the world have embraced the tradition of turquoise jewelry in the belief that it possesses healing and protective powers. While turquoise jewelry continues to be worn by many who believe it will attract money, luck, and love, today, it is also a prevalent fashion accessory and serves as a December birthstone, as well as the stone for the fifth and eleventh wedding anniversaries.
Types of Turquoise
Turquoise may range in color from light blue to green. It may contain a variety of natural definitions, from white to black, which adds a one-of-a-kind look to each stone. While the variances in color and matrix do not affect the value of the stone, there are properties that make some turquoise more expensive than others, most likely color uniformity and vividness. Turquoise jewelry is often treated in order to bring out the vibrant color and radiance of each stone.
Caring for Your Turquoise Jewelry
Like all natural gemstones, turquoise can be damaged if not cared for properly. Clean with warm, soapy water and a soft cloth, drying after washing. Avoid scratches by storing separately from other jewelry. Avoid exposure to oils, perfumes, and chemicals that may affect the stone’s vivid color.
- Package Dimensions: 5.5 x 2.9 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B015O6LBWA
- Item model number: T3212484TQS
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 25, 2015
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Amazon Collection|
|Minimum total gem weight||8 carats|
|Total metal weight||4.5 Grams|
|Number of stones||1|
Rhodium Plated Silver
|Metal||Rhodium Plated Silver|
|Metal stamp||925 sterling|
|Metal Weight||4.5 Grams|
|Stone Weight||8 carats|
|Minimum color||not applicable|
|Minimum clarity||Not Applicable|
|Number of stones||1|
|Stone shape||Pear shape|
|Stone Creation Method||Natural|
|Stone Treatment Method||Impregted|
|Package||Deluxe Medium Box|