This magnificent turquoise pendant features a highly polished and finely cut cabochon which was meticulously chosen prior to it being mounted in its sterling silver setting. Despite its incredible size, this ladies pendant has a very slim design which makes it light weight and comfortably to wear. Crafted by hand by one of a small team of artisans with whom Stone Mania has worked for many years, it's a sensational pendant which features an impressive piece of turquoise from Afghanistan.
Turquoise is believed to have been the very first gemstone ever to have been mined and it's also the first to have been imitated. Mined in the Sinai peninsula over 5,000 years ago, it's one of the most well known of all gemstones and remains one of the most popular.
Despite being used extensively in jewellery, turquoise is quite delicate hence must be treated with care and protected from moisture and other pollutants in the environment including perfume, hairspray and cosmetics. Stones should be wiped with a clean soft cloth before and after being worn and for ultimate protection, be kept covered before being put away. If not well looked after turquoise can change or lose its colour but be warned, legend says that by changing colour, turquoise reveals a wife's infidelity so best make sure you take very good care of your turquoise!
Weight (grams): 51
Measurements (cms): 8.5 x 4.2 x 0.7