Turquoise

Turquoise is created when water comes into contact with copper and aluminium minerals, and the stones blue colour comes from the copper content. For millennia turquoise has been mined in Egypt, near the Red Sea, in Persia and in Anatolia, which is in modern day Turkey. Ottoman Turks valued the stone so much, that it saw them control mining operations in these countries. Turquoise entered the European markets via Turkey. From the 13th century onwards the stone is known as turquoise, or the Turkish stone. Turquoise is a very porous gemstone. Changes in temperature and humidity can affect its colour. Subsequently the majority of gem quality turquoise on the market is injected with a waxy resin to help stabilise the colour.

In Persia turquoise was used to protect one from physical injury.  Turquoise will assist ones communication activities, both written and oral. It acts to induce wisdom and understanding, and to enhance trust, and kindness. It is said to promote spontaneity in issues of romantic and to stimulate the initiation of romantic love. Turquoise is the master healer. It emanates a purifying energy and dissipates external negativity and psychic attack.

The majority of turquoise in the global gemstone market is from United States and Mexico. Mine's such as Kingman, Sleeping Beauty, Campo Frio have produced beautiful turquoise for many years. But 95% of the turquoise that I sell comes from Persia, or Iran. I prefer it because its easier to find with very little or no matrix, and the fact that it's always slightly harder than it's American and Chinese counterparts. Making for much nicer cabochons. In my opinion.


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Turquoise (Rough Backed) 19x17mm Fancy Cut Loose Gemstone Cabochon

Turquoise (Rough Backed) 19x17mm Fancy Cut Loose Gemstone Cabochon

Ref:1955 Turquoise (Rough Backed)  19x17mm Fancy Cut Loose Gemstone Cabochon  5mm pro..

£15.00 £37.99

Turquoise (Rough Backed) 20x15mm Loose Oval Gemstone Cabochon

Turquoise (Rough Backed) 20x15mm Loose Oval Gemstone Cabochon

Ref:13267 Turquoise (Rough Backed)  20x15mm Loose Oval Gemstone Cabochon  8..

£12.50 £24.50

Turquoise (Rough Backed) 59x38mm Loose Oval Gemstone Cabochon

Turquoise (Rough Backed) 59x38mm Loose Oval Gemstone Cabochon

Ref:13883 Turquoise (Rough Backed)  40x29mm Loose Oval Gemstone Cabochon  1..

£49.50 £98.90

Turquoise (Rough Backed) 59x38mm Loose Oval Gemstone Cabochon

Turquoise (Rough Backed) 59x38mm Loose Oval Gemstone Cabochon

Ref:13882 Turquoise (Rough Backed)  59x38mm Loose Oval Gemstone Cabochon  1..

£90.00 £180.00

Turquoise 11x9mm Oval Gemstone Cabochon

Turquoise 11x9mm Oval Gemstone Cabochon

Ref:2372 Turquoise  11x9mm Oval Gemstone Cabochon  4mm profile  3.5ct/0.7gm &nbs..

£5.00

Turquoise 21x15mm Pear Cut Loose Gemstone Cabochon

Turquoise 21x15mm Pear Cut Loose Gemstone Cabochon

Ref:1969 Turquoise  21x15mm Pear Cut Loose Gemstone Cabochon  5mm profile  11.5c..

£15.00 £18.99

Turquoise 22x17mm Loose Oval Gemstone Cabochon

Turquoise 22x17mm Loose Oval Gemstone Cabochon

Ref:12804 Turquoise  22x17mm Loose Oval Gemstone Cabochon  7mm profile  19ct/3.8gm&nb..

£15.00 £30.00

Turquoise 26x13mm Fancy Cut Loose Gemstone Cabochon

Turquoise 26x13mm Fancy Cut Loose Gemstone Cabochon

Ref:1972 Turquoise  26x13mm Fancy Cut Loose Gemstone Cabochon  5mm profile  13ct..

£18.00 £36.00

Turquoise 27x18mm Loose Oval Gemstone Cabochon

Turquoise 27x18mm Loose Oval Gemstone Cabochon

Ref:13154 Turquoise  27x18mm Loose Oval Gemstone Cabochon  6.5mm profile  24 ct/..

£18.50 £37.00

Turquoise 40x30mm Oval Loose Gemstone Cabochon

Turquoise 40x30mm Oval Loose Gemstone Cabochon

Turquoise Ref:1274440x30mm Oval Loose Gemstone Cabochon  5mm profile  53ct/10.6g..

£39.50 £78.95

Turquoise 44x27mm Oval Loose Gemstone Cabochon

Turquoise 44x27mm Oval Loose Gemstone Cabochon

Turquoise Ref:13162  44x27mm Oval Loose Gemstone Cabochon  5mm profile  51.5 ct/..

£32.50 £74.99

Turquoise 4mm Round Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Turquoise 4mm Round Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Ref:0781 Turquoise  4mm Round Gemstone Cabochon Pair  2mm profile  1ct/0.2gm &nb..

£3.50

Turquoise 5mm Round Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Turquoise 5mm Round Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Ref:2302 Turquoise  5mm Round Gemstone Cabochon Pair  2.5mm profile  1ct/0.2gm &..

£4.50

Turquoise 6mm Round Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Turquoise 6mm Round Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Ref:6994 Turquoise  6mm Round Gemstone Cabochon Pair  3mm profile  1.5ct/0.3gm &..

£4.50

Turquoise 6x4mm Oval Loose Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Turquoise 6x4mm Oval Loose Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Ref:21715 Turquoise  6x4mm Oval Loose Gemstone Cabochon Pair  3mm profile  ..

£4.00

Turquoise 8mm Round Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Turquoise 8mm Round Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Ref:2300 Turquoise  8mm Round Gemstone Cabochon Pair  4.5mm profile  4ct/0.8gm &..

£5.50

Turquoise 9mm Round Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Turquoise 9mm Round Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Ref:6578 Turquoise  9mm Round Gemstone Cabochon Pair  3.5mm profile  4.5ct/0.9gm ..

£5.50

Turquoise 9x7mm Oval Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Turquoise 9x7mm Oval Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Ref:1353 Turquoise  9x7mm Oval Gemstone Cabochon Pair  4mm profile  4ct/0.8gm &n..

£6.00

Turquoise AAA grade 18x17mm Oval Cabochon

Turquoise AAA grade 18x17mm Oval Cabochon

AAA grade Turquoise18x17mm Oval Loose Gemstone Cabochon  6.5 mm profile  13.55 c..

£34.99

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