Where and What of Turquoise RSS

How to care for your turquoise.

Like all porous natural materials, stone and silver breath, sweat, and absorb.  Polish silver to maintain brilliance, and take care of your stones through regular cleaning. Follow this link for a fantastic summary of how to care for your turquoise!

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Where and What of Turquoise

Turquoise is an opaque mineral that occurs in beautiful hues of blue, bluish green, green, and yellowish green. It has been treasured as a gemstone for thousands of years. Isolated from one another, the ancient people of Africa, Asia, South America and North America independently made turquoise one of their preferred materials for producing gemstones, inlay, and small sculptures.  Blue minerals are rare, and that is why turquoise captures attention in the gemstone market. The most desirable color of turquoise is a sky blue or robin's-egg blue. Some people inappropriately describe the color as "Persian blue" after the famous high-quality material mined in the area that is now known as Iraq. Using a geographic name with a gem material should only be done when...

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