Two impressive blue coloured turquoise stones from Madagascar. Each piece is being sold individually. Weights and sizes can be found in the adjacent dropdown list.
Turquoise must be well looked after because it's a relatively soft and delicate material. On Mohs scale of mineral hardness which a tool that measures the scratch resistance of one mineral against another, turquoise grades 5 to 6. Hardness shouldn't be confused for toughness which is also known as tenacity.
The colour of turquoise is generally quite stable so it's safe to place stones in direct sunlight. It is however sensitive to moisture, oils from the skin (mainly through touch) heat and pollutants in the atmosphere which includes perfumes and hairsprays. If stones are out on display try to keep them away from household sprays, humidifiers and scented candles. Looking after this popular mineral will ensure it remains in tip top condition.
Turquoise which is one of the oldest of all gemstones is also one of the most popular. Its history can be traced back as far as 6000 BC where records show that during the reign of the Pharaoh Semerkhet, extensive mining operations were being carried out.
Turquoise is highly sought after for its metaphysical healing properties. Throughout history stones have been used for protection. It promotes spiritual development and can be used to enhance communication skills.