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Candelaria Hills Turquoise Pendant 009

$125.00

Authentic turquoise from the Candelaria Hills in Nevada.

Total Weight: 13 grams

This little gem exhibits all the blues you’d find in the ocean. Set in sterling silver and the bail is hand stamped with a horse and other markings to give this piece a truly unique look.

All the turquoise jewelry on this website is authentic Nevada turquoise unless otherwise noted.

*Some of the turquoise stones on this website have been stabilized for durability.

Care: Turquoise stones can range in color from bright blue to green. Though turquoise is a porous stone, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, cosmetics and heat can cause the color of a Turquoise gemstone to change. This can be avoided with care and attention by cleaning your gemstone with a soft cloth and water.

Description

Centuries ago, many cultures considered turquoise to be a gemstone of the heavens. They believed that the striking blue stones were sacred pieces of sky. Turquoise has graced the halls and tombs of Aztec kings and Egyptian pharaohs, such as Tutankhamun, whose golden funeral mask is inlaid with turquoise. This blue stone with its rarity and its diverse beauty, the greatest allure to this gem remains its legendary history of how past and present cultures value its numerous mystical properties.

Turquoise first began to appear in North America around 200 B.C., where it was also used as ornament. The Southwest natives and Indian tribes of Mexico produced beautiful beads and necklaces from locally mined turquoise. This was a precursor to the explosion in turquoise jewelry that continues today.

Don’t miss out on owning this limited supply of genuine Nevada turquoise.