offer turquoise from a large variety of domestic and foreign mines
in many forms including rough,
beads as well as in finished
jewelry. If you don't see what you want, we are likely
to have it in stock or be able to procure it for you, so feel
free to contact us!
We have an extensive collection and are likely to have what you
are looking for!
Turquoise is a copper oxide, often occurring in or near copper
deposits. The color depends upon the amounts of copper and iron,
which will determine whether it is a more blue or green colour.
Many of the turquoises we offer come from locations here in the
United States, making them rare, as many mines throughout the
US have been closed down for quite some time.
The name "Turquoise" is derived from "Turkish
Stone" because it was brought to Europe through the ancient
trade routes, via Turkey. Pure blue colour is rare; with most
stones either a blue-green hue or else containing matrix. Deposits
have been found in Iran, China, Australia, Israel and the southwest
United States. The deposits in the Sinai were already worked out
by 4000 BC. At that time turquoise was used for jewelry, amulets
and the preparation of cosmetics by the Egyptians.
Considered precious by the native americans, turquoise evokes
peace of the soul, as when we gaze at the immensity of the sky.
By gazing at turquoise the same way, we eventually feel a peace
that surpasses all analysis. When handled or worn, natural turquoise
often turns a darker green, which is caused by the absorbtion
of body oils as well as negative energy
Please see more about turquoise