Turquoise Jewelry

Turquoise is a beautiful blue stone that is found in many areas of the United States including Arizona, California, Nevada, Colorado, and New Mexico. The stone is mostly mined to make beautiful jewelry, which is most often combined with silver to make rings, watches, bracelets, and necklaces. Turquoise jewelry making goes as far back as ancient Egypt, and became the traditional type of jewelry for many Native American tribes, including the Iroquois.

Many would describe the color or turquoise as a rich robin's egg shade of blue. The gemstone has become increasingly rare, although there are many places around the world where mining still exists. Turquoise jewelry is sold by many different retailers around the globe, including Native American stores, online retailers, jewelry stores, and importers. The prices can range from $20 all the way to the thousands of dollars, depending on the clarity, size, and type of jewelry piece.

Persia is considered the one place where the finest of all turquoise is found. However, it can be mined from other nations such as Iran as well. The stone itself must have the proper care or else it can change color or become cracked. Therefore, those who own turquoise jewelry must know how to care for it. The stone can easily be scratched, so jewelry owners should not store it near other stones that might scratch it. Too much sun exposure can cause the turquoise to turn color. Only a soft cloth or brush and water should be used to clean turquoise; chemical jewelry cleaners are too abrasive.

With its bright blue color and gorgeous combination with silver, it's no wonder that turquoise jewelry is one of the most sought after types of gemstones available. Since it comes in all shapes and sizes, shopping for this jewelry can be a lot of fun. Finding just the right stone size and jewelry type is something every lover of fine jewelry can appreciate. This stone, rich in heritage and with a long history of being revered for its beauty, provides lasting jewelry that is a true beauty to wear and experience.

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