RARE GORGEOUS STERLING SILVER GENUINE NATURAL TURQUOISE STONE BEAD NECKLACE. In the Gorgeous Robins Egg Blue, The most sought after colour, most likely Sleeping Beauty from Arizona or Persian / Iran in Origin. Blue Turquoise is the most-prized turquoise colour is an even, intense, medium blue, sometimes referred to as robin's egg blue or sky blue in the trade. The Blue colour is just gorgeous.
Genuine Turquoise with veining matrix. Sterling Silver clasp and Focal hammered discs, not marked, but tests as Sterling Silver. 50 cm, if a longer length is required just add an extension chain? The 21 Beads measure a whopping 15 to 16 mm in diameter.
Total Carat Weight TCW is approx 600 Carats. Beautiful blue turquoise the birthstone for the month of December. Fine-quality turquoise is sought after around the world by designers of unusual jewelry pieces.Typically, turquoise is judged on three basic quality factors-colour, texture, and the presence or absence of matrix. The most-prized turquoise colour is an even, intense, medium blue, sometimes referred to as robin's egg blue or sky blue in the trade. The traditional source for this colour is the Nishapur district of Iran, so you'll also hear it described as "Persian blue, " whether or not it was actually mined in Iran. Generally speaking, turquoise with a green to greenish blue colour is less desirable than turquoise with a pure blue hue, but it depends on personal preference.
There are some contemporary designers who actively seek avocado and lime green turquoise. Turquoise can be semitranslucent to opaque, with a colour that usually ranges from light to medium blue or greenish blue. It's often mottled and sometimes has dark splotches. It might also have veins of matrix running through it (matrix is a remnant of its surrounding rock). The material known as spiderweb turquoise contains fine seams of matrix that form attractive web-like patterns.
The most valuable turquoise is an even medium blue, with no matrix and the ability to take a good polish. Turquoise is most often cut as a cabochon. The smoothly rounded dome shape sets off turquoise's colour, texture, and any matrix beautifully. In addition, manufacturers and artisans fashion turquoise into round or oblong beads for strand necklaces, and into small, flat pieces that are popular in jewellery inlays. Some top-color blue turquoise is engraved with Persian or Arabic inscriptions, inlaid with gold.Lower-quality rough material might be tumbled into nuggets. Turquoise is weighed in carats, and five carats equal one gram.
Turquoise is available in a wide range of sizes. All sizes, even very small stones, are used in Native American jewellery, and large pieces of turquoise rough are popular for carvings. For any size, the quality and evenness of the colour is the overriding value factor. A single large piece of rough can yield several much smaller pieces of fine, evenly coloured turquoise.
A gem cutter has to work around the host rock to avoid ending up with too much host rock. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Fine Jewellery\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "cherylb8668" and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.