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Natural Turquoise

The gem's name comes from the French expressions Pierre tour ques or “Turkish stone". The name, which originated in the thirteenth century, reflects the fact that the material probably first arrived in Europe from Turkish sources. The gem turquoise owes its beauty almost entirely to its superb color. It has been used for ornamentation since 3000BC and possibly before.

  • There are 4 Turquoise gemstones available at
  • Turquoise(s) are organized in the following categories: Single,  gemstones.
  • Our most expensive Turquoise is USD 81.88 and largest Turquoise weight is CTS 45.49.
  • Our cheapest Turquoise is USD 65.32 and smallest Turquoise weight is CTS 29.03.

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Our Turquoise(s) are available in various shapes, sizes and colors. 4 Turquoise(s), too many to look through? You may select any combination of search options. Colors grade into each other and you can search for more than one color at once. For a better selection, try selecting two or three colors, -- your first choice plus the two closest colors.

Color range
green-blue or blue-green
very strongly greenish blue

Turquoise Profile

Color information: Blue, Greenish Blue
Refractive Index: 1.62
Chemical Composition: CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)85H2O
Hardness: 5.5-6
Density: 2.60- 2.90
Crystal Group: Triclinic
Ocurrence: Iran; Arizona, USA; India; Tibet; China; Eygpt; Chile; Russia; Australia.
Sign of the Zodiac: N/A
Month of the year: N/A
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Turquoise can be translucent or opaque with a color that usually ranges from light medium blue to greenish blue. It is often mottled and sometimes contains dark splotches or veins of black matrix running through it. In the case of spiderweb turquoise, fine seams of matrix form distinctive web like patterns. Although matrix may be desirable and attractive, the most valuable turquoise is considered to be an even medium blue, with no matrix at all. The best color is known in the trade as "robins egg" blue. The most important market for turquoise is the American Southwest where it is commonly set in silver as the focal point in many of the Native American designs.

Because turquoise is frequently too chalky or unstable and full of holes and cracks, it is often treated with dye or stabalized with plastic.

Turquoise supposedly helps one to start new projects. Turquoise has been thought to warn the wearer of danger or illness by changing color. In the 13th century, Turquoise was thought to protect the wearer from falling especially from horses. Legend has it that the Indians believed that if turquoise was affixed to a bow, the arrows shot from it would always hit their mark. It was also believed to bring happiness and good fortune to all.

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Turquoise Single
Turquoise Single Fancy Opaque
Size: 48.71 X 23.24 MM
Weight: 45.490 CTS
Shape: Fancy
Clarity: Opaque
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Turquoise Single
Turquoise Single Fancy Opaque
Size: 36.00 X 21.00 MM
Weight: 29.030 CTS
Shape: Fancy
Clarity: Opaque
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