Turquoise, Faceted Squares


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  • Blue Turquoise faceted 6x6mm squares on 16-inch strands
  • Natural Turquoise is quite soft, so doesn't take, or hold facets well, so these have probably been stabilized and possibly color enhanced as well
  • These bright blue Turquoise stones would make great earrings, or delicate necklaces
  • Turquoise got its name because it came to Europe through Turkey.
  • It has a long history of use in jewelry throughout the Himalayas, India, Persia (Iran), and Egypt, having been mined there up to 8000 years ago.
  • In the American Southwest, Native Americans have mined, and used it, for jewelry, ceremonies, art and trade since 200 BCE.
  • Turquoise naturally varies in color from blue to green depending on its iron and copper content.