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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
$68

mojave turquoise designer pendant

Mojave Turquoise Designer Pendant
$75

petite turquoise pendant


Petite Turquoise G.F. Pendant
$55
persian turquoise freeform pendant


Persian Turquoise Freeform Pendant
$45
arizona turquoise pendant


Arizona Turquoise Pendant
$55
blue-green turquoise pendant


Blue-green Turquoise Pendant
$42
freeform turquoise pendant


Freeform Turquoise Pendant
$48
chunky turquoise necklace


Chunky Turquoise Nugget Necklace
$80
grn turquoise heshi chip necklace


Turquoise Nugget & Silver Necklace
$55
turquoise hunky nugget earrings


Turquoise Chunky Nugget Earrings
$24
turquoise drop earrings


Turquoise Drop Earrings
$50
  
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