Kingman Grade Turquoise Cabochon With Zinc Flashes - Alissa
Stunning blue Kingman grade Turquoise Cabochon infused with Zinc, creating a stunning contrast between the soft blue of the Turquoise and the lustrous, contemporary look of the metal. From the Kingman Turquoise Mine in Arizona, USA this cabochon has been hand cut and polished in the UK.
A simple Sterling Silver bail and an 18in Sterling Silver Snake chain finish this pendant perfectly.
We do not use reconstituted turquoise (this is small pieces of stone and turquoise chalk powder with dye and plastic binder).
The talisman of Kings, Shamans and Warriors, Turquoise is one of the world's most ancient gems thought to have been mined as early as 6000 BC.
Its name derives from the French pierre tourques meaning "Turkish Stone", as it first arrived in Europe via Turkey, originating in Iran.
Turquoise is very porous so all our jewellery made from this stunning gemstone is "stabilised" by impregnating the stone with a suitable substance. Often given as a token of friendship it is said to provide calm and protection to its wearer.