The Cinderella of the gem world
From humble origins comes a stone rarer than diamonds
Turquoise may seem more familiar than other gemstones, but don’t let that fool you, it’s one of the rarest of them all. This sky-blue colored stone is only found a few places on earth. Typically unearthed in arid climates like the American Southwest, Iran, and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, turquoise requires a delicate balance of minerals and water to achieve its gorgeous range of blues.
But, even when conditions are optimal for turquoise to form, finding stones of gem-worthy quality is a challenge. Less than five percent of turquoise mined worldwide is of jewelry condition, making it rarer to come by than even diamonds. In America, many veins have run dry, and the high costs of mining and government restrictions have hindered most other mining operations.
From its humble origins to its rarity, turquoise is something of a gemstone Cinderella. Doesn’t the princess in your life deserve to be recognized? Honor her place in your kingdom with 550 total carats of the rare blue beauty, enhanced to bring out its best blue.
- 550 carats total weight
- Genuine Turquoise
- 19" Necklace with 2" extender andlobster clasp
- Rhodium-finished .925 sterling silver
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