Untreated Turquoise Necklace in Sterling Silver (18 ct) Real Solid Blue Turquoise Southwestern Jewelry, Armenian Turquoise Pendant Wire Wrap

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Untreated Turquoise Necklace in Sterling Silver (18 ct) Real Solid Blue Turquoise Southwestern Jewelry, Armenian Turquoise Pendant Wire Wrap

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Handmade

Material

Gemstone: Turquoise

Dimensions

Pendant height: 1.15 Inches; Pendant width: 0.57 Inches

This pendant features a solid, untreated nodule of fine blue-green Armenian turquoise. I got this directly from the source as an untreated nodule--I had a stone from the parcel extensively tested and it proved to be completely untreated. The stone weighs in at 18 carats and is set in solid sterling silver wire.

Turquoise is one of the most ancient gemstones. From the earliest human civilizations it has been valued as a gem for its beautiful, striking color. One of the first major mines of turquoise was located in the Sinai peninsula, and its production supplied many of the gemstones in the treasures of the Egyptian pharaohs. It is also in this mine where Egyptian overseers and workers from the Levant developed a system of phonetic writing, giving birth to the very first alphabet. The mines in Egypt have largely gone dry, but other sources have been discovered around the world. The American southwest, particularly Arizona, is a well-known source, as are China and Colorado. One of the finest sources, however, is in modern Iran, yielding the fine blue variety known as Persian turquoise. Unlike many other sources, this turquoise is consistently hard and solid and does not require stabilization to be cut and set in jewelry.

This stone, however, is from a small deposit in Armenia. It is just across the border from Iran in the same chain of mountains. While modern borders have shifted, this material is by all accounts equal in quality to fine Persian material. It is completely untreated, ranging in color from sky blue to deep blue to rich green and even unusual golden and brown tones. Soft turquoise requires special care during cutting, but this material was so solid I had no trouble cutting it and getting a great polish without any unusual techniques. Apparently the turquoise is a byproduct from a copper mine which only operates sometimes. It's apparently running now, since I have managed to source some very fine rough.

This stone is a beautiful gem. It has a striking, rich green-blue color and classic bubble-gum like shaping. It's about as classic a fine, untreated turquoise as you could ask for!

B59

0619
This pendant features a solid, untreated nodule of fine blue-green Armenian turquoise. I got this directly from the source as an untreated nodule--I had a stone from the parcel extensively tested and it proved to be completely untreated. The stone weighs in at 18 carats and is set in solid sterling silver wire.

Turquoise is one of the most ancient gemstones. From the earliest human civilizations it has been valued as a gem for its beautiful, striking color. One of the first major mines of turquoise was located in the Sinai peninsula, and its production supplied many of the gemstones in the treasures of the Egyptian pharaohs. It is also in this mine where Egyptian overseers and workers from the Levant developed a system of phonetic writing, giving birth to the very first alphabet. The mines in Egypt have largely gone dry, but other sources have been discovered around the world. The American southwest, particularly Arizona, is a well-known source, as are China and Colorado. One of the finest sources, however, is in modern Iran, yielding the fine blue variety known as Persian turquoise. Unlike many other sources, this turquoise is consistently hard and solid and does not require stabilization to be cut and set in jewelry.

This stone, however, is from a small deposit in Armenia. It is just across the border from Iran in the same chain of mountains. While modern borders have shifted, this material is by all accounts equal in quality to fine Persian material. It is completely untreated, ranging in color from sky blue to deep blue to rich green and even unusual golden and brown tones. Soft turquoise requires special care during cutting, but this material was so solid I had no trouble cutting it and getting a great polish without any unusual techniques. Apparently the turquoise is a byproduct from a copper mine which only operates sometimes. It's apparently running now, since I have managed to source some very fine rough.

This stone is a beautiful gem. It has a striking, rich green-blue color and classic bubble-gum like shaping. It's about as classic a fine, untreated turquoise as you could ask for!

B59

0619

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