TURQUOISE SILVER PENDANT
A beautiful Turquoise Silver Pendant. A large cabochon of the finest natural Turquoise framed in .925 Sterling Silver. The Pyrite in the stone contrasts with the beautiful colour of the Turquoise making for a striking piece of jewellery. Suitable for a male or female wearer. Timeless Turquoise never goes out of style! Comes in a pouch with a black cord necklace. This pendant would also suit a silver chain.
Turquoise 2.5cm. Whole pendant 3.3cm. 9.48g
Turquoise: Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Turquoise is a valuable mineral and is possibly the most valuable, non-transparent mineral in the jewelry trade. It has been mined for eons since at least 6000 BC. Its history also includes beautiful ornamental creations by Native Americans and Persians. Its popularity is still strong today. The finest turquoise comes from Iran but is challenged by some southwestern United States specimens. Turquoise is often imitated by “fakes”, such as the mineral chrysocolla, and poorer turquoise specimens are often dyed or colour stabilized with coatings of various resins. The name comes from a french word which means stone of Turkey, from where Persian material passed on its way to Europe.