Turquoise pendant crafted by hand in a timeless sterling silver setting. The colour of this highly polished turquoise cabochon is predominently green but around the centre some distinctive turquoise colouration is also visible. Although quite bulbous, towards the top of the stone at the point of the dark coloured matrix, the rounded shape becomes slightly lost because there was some damage to the area which had to be polished out.
The dark spidery lines that make up the patterns in turquoise are correctly known as matrix and they're the remnants of the original host rock. Turquoise has been mined for thousands of years and it's one of the very few stones to have attributed its name to a colour. Although it generally implies a shade of blue, as can be seen with this piece, turquoise can vary in colour from apple green to sky blue. This variation in colour is caused by the presence of copper, iron and occasionally zinc.
Having been meticulously chosen by one of our team, this impresive turquoise gemstone makes an elegant ladies pendant.
Turquoise which is one of the old time favourites in the world of gemstones is the birthstone for the month of December.
Weight (grams): 31.8
Measurements (cms): 4.5 x 3.5 x 0.7