Pair these handmade, robins-egg blue earrings with virtually any outfit--casual or dressy--and you will be turning heads! The intricate "spiderweb" of darker browns seen in the stones show evidence of the matrix from which it was found.
Turquoise is an opaque gemstone that gets its striking blue color from copper-rich water that reacts with minerals containing aluminum and phosphorus. Because it is low on the Mohs' hardness scale at 5-6, this mineral is ideal for carving into figurines or for jewelry.
Turquoise jewelry has been found in 6,000 year-old Ancient Egyptian tombs, 3,000 year old Chinese carvings, and has been commonly used among Native American tribes. It is one of the birthstones for December and is the 11th anniversary gem.
Size: ~ 1.75 inches long
Weight: 1 oz.