Turquoise Pendant for Ladies
Pretty turquoise pendant featuring a distinctive and highly polished cabochon mounted in a timeless sterling silver setting.
Turquoise is a well known and much loved mineral that has been hugely popular as a gemstone for thousands of years. Known to have mined in the Sinai Peninsula its history can be traced back to around 6000 BC. During the reign of the Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Semerkhet mining operations were carried out which involved thousands of workers.
Birthstone for the month of December, turquoise is one of the oldest of all gemstones and is probably the best known. It also happens to be one of the very few minerals to have given its name to a colour. Whilst most people think of the colour turquoise as being a shade of bluish green, the colour of the mineral can in fact vary from almost apple green to sky blue.
Despite its popularity as a gemstone turquoise is actually quite a delicate stone which must be well looked. It doesn't take well to moisture, can be damaged by pollutants in the atmosphere including perfume, hairspray and cosmetics and can crack if exposed to sudden temperature changes. To keep turquoise in tip top condition we recommend stones be wiped with a soft cloth before being put away and be covered when not being worn.
Weight (grams) : 13.4
Size (cms) : 3.5 x 2.5 x 0.7