Magnificent turquoise pendant featuring a highly polished and finely cut cabochon that was meticulously chosen by one of our team. Despite its size this ladies pendant has a very slim design which makes it light weight and comfortably to wear. It has been crafted by hand in a fine sterling silver setting by one of a small team of artisans with whom Stone Mania has been working for many years. The sensational piece of turquoise in this ladies pendant comes from Afghanistan.
Turquoise is believed to be the 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 a well known and much loved natural mineral which is highly sought after by people all around the world.
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. Turquoise should always be wiped with a clean soft cloth before and after being worn and for ultimate protection should be covered before being put away. If not well looked after it can change or lose its colour but be warned, legend says that when turquoise changes colour it reveals a wife's infidelity. With that said, we suggest you take very good care of your turquoise!
Weight (grams): 51
Measurements (cms): 8.5 x 4.2 x 0.7