Belle Rustique

hand-crafted jewelry from beautiful Bonny Doon

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O ffering a gallery of one-of-a-kind artisan designs wrapped in Sterling Silver or 14K Gold Filled wire to complement the unique personality of the wearer.

All About Turquoise

The following information is extracted from The Book of Stones and other sources:

Turquoise is a copper aluminum phosphate mineral with a hardness of 5 to 6. Its striking blue color is caused by copper and the greenish shades are due to the presence of iron. The name Turquoise is derived from pierre turquoise, meaning 'Turkish stone." This is because the trade routes through which turquoise reached the miners in Central Asia went through Turkey, and Venetian merchants often bought the stone in Turkish bazaars. Its use as a gemstone dates as far back as 5000 B.C.

The best quality turquoise comes from Iran, Afghanistan, Australia, Tibet and the Southwestern Uniteds States.

Below are a few of the Turquoise stones I have wrapped.

mojave turquoise designer pendant

Mojave Turquoise Designer Pendant

mojave turquoise designer pendant

Mojave Turquoise Designer Pendant

petite turquoise pendant

Petite Turquoise G.F. Pendant
persian turquoise freeform pendant

Persian Turquoise Freeform Pendant
arizona turquoise pendant

Arizona Turquoise Pendant
blue-green turquoise pendant

Blue-green Turquoise Pendant
freeform turquoise pendant

Freeform Turquoise Pendant
chunky turquoise necklace

Chunky Turquoise Nugget Necklace
grn turquoise heshi chip necklace

Turquoise Nugget & Silver Necklace
turquoise hunky nugget earrings

Turquoise Chunky Nugget Earrings
turquoise drop earrings

Turquoise Drop Earrings
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Check back often as I'll be regularly adding new items.

Custom designs upon request.
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