Sterling Silver Turquoise Jewelry
silver turquoise jewelry is generally handmade and worn in the Southwestern
United States. Turquoise is simply a beautiful stone. Turquoise is generally
a blue-green stone with gentle hues of brown and can be found in a few different
places in the world. Turquoise receives its name from the French word for Turkish
since most turquoise at the time was exported from Turkey.
and very true fact is that turquoise wasn't always considered a color in fact
it wasn't officially recognized as color until 1573. Turquoise is one of earths
most beautiful marvels in the whole wide world. Turquoise is a very rare stone
and can be considerably valuable if the stone is more than unusual and exquisite.
With the oldest evidence dating back to 3000 BC they first discovered turquoise
inlayed furniture left by the Egyptians. This is the oldest recorded data confirming
some of the world's first people using turquoise. All throughout history turquoise
has been used to protect the wearer from evil or unnatural death it's to many
people considered a good luck charm.
know wonder why the Westerners are so into sterling silver turquoise jewelry
given such a charming past. Sterling silver turquoise jewelry can be quite expensive
depending on where you purchase. Many designers have sterling silver turquoise
and jewelry lines exclusively and only deal with sterling silver and turquoise
jewelry. Just like any market for anything market value for silver varies and
so does the value of turquoise amongst dealers and customers. There are many
places in Arizona, Nevada, California and even Utah that have some beautiful
turquoise stores that only sell Native American sterling silver turquoise jewelry.
The basis for making handmade sterling silver turquoise jewelry hasn't changed
since the 19th century.
the mineral is formed through a process of a chemical reaction which happens
when h2o containing very specific minerals like aluminum and copper leak through
a rock. During this occurrence it forms in veins, which later turn into a nice
clump of turquoise. Turquoise is largely found in the American SW. In fact turquoise
has been so synonymous with the South West that during early civilization tribes
like the Aztecs used turquoise in there masks during ceremonies and rituals.
From Mexico to what is now referred to as the American South West sterling silver
turquoise jewelry has been cherished and protected for generations.
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