Do check prices on 1stdibs and high end gemstone shops, this is most definitely not china synthetic paste!!! It is the last pic, but should give you a decent idea how to embellish and increase the value of the turquoise choker. Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man's history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. It is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch, healing to the eye, as if carved from an azure heaven and slipped to earth. Its unique shade of blue, often blue-green, lends it name, Turquoise, to all things of this tranquil hue.
The delicate veining or mottled webbing in cream or brown is inherent to the stone and serves to enhance its character. The name Turquoise is derived from the French. For thousands of years, Turquoise has spanned all cultures, prized as a symbol of wisdom, nobility and the power of immortality. Among the Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Chinese, Aztecs and Incas of South America, and Native North Americans, Turquoise was sacred in its adornment and for power, luck, and protection.
Turquoise beads dating back to 5000 B. Have been found in Iraq, and the Egyptians were mining the stones in the Sinai in 3200 B.The death mask of Tutankhamun was studded with Turquoise, as were the mosaic masks dedicated to the gods, the fabulous inlaid skulls, shields and power statues of Moctezuma, the last ruler of the Aztecs. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Fine Jewellery\Necklaces & Pendants".salli" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.