Natural and Beautiful, Outstanding HUGE Super Stylish Turquoise Freeform Pendant Slab. The turquoise is tumbled smooth on both sides with cool rough and natural edges. It's a stunningly rich ocean blue and contrasts perfectly with the silver of wrapping wire and with gold beads and antique silver components.
Add a splash of intense color to your ensemble with this beautiful stone. The eyes and face almost brings it alive! Includes a mesh silver chain.
The turquoise is 3" long and 1.5" wide
DID YOU KNOW: The turquoise is ancient, yet again and again it finds itself back in fashion. Its shining sky blue is one of the most popular trend colors in the world of jewelry and fashion.
In many cultures of the Old and New Worlds, this gemstone has been esteemed for thousands of years. The oldest evidence for this claim was found in Egypt, where grave furnishings with turquoise inlay were discovered, dating from approximately 3000 B.C. Turquoise is a copper aluminum phosphate with a hardness of 6, i.e. considerably softer than quartz. In Nature, it occurs in the whole range of hues from sky blue to grey-green, and it is mostly found in places where there is a high concentration of copper in the soil. The blue color is created by copper, the green by bivalent iron and a certain amount of chrome. Often, the material has veins or blotches running through it, which are brown, light grey or black depending on where it was found. These lively, more or less regular patterns are known as 'turquoise matrix'. The crystals are microscopically small and can hardly ever be recognized with the naked eye. As a rule, turquoise occurs as a filling in veins or crevices, or in the form of nuggets. The most well known deposits are in the USA, Mexico, Israel, Iran, Afghanistan and China. The most beautiful turquoises, in a splendid light blue, come from deposits in the north of Iran. (--gemstones.com )