Kingman American Southwest Turquoise Pendant and 50 similar items
More details about this itemSouthwest inspired oval blue to green natural turquoise stone pendant with a golden matrix a characteristic feature of the Kingman turquoise. The source of this stone is the Kingman Turquoise Mine located in Arizona. The marquise shape turquoise stone pendant is 41mm x 26mm. Pendant is suspended on a chunky Kingman Turquoise 6mm to 7mm nugget beaded necklaces. The necklace is accented with 4mm faceted nugget style sterling silver beads. The 18 inch necklace is completed by large sterling lobster claw clasp, a 2 inch sterling extender chain is included. Each end of the necklace is secured with crimp covers and cord guards. Turquoise from the American Southwest in Arizona, Kingman Turquoise Mine is one of the oldest and highest producing Turquoise Mines in America. Kingman Turquoise is known for its beautiful sky blue color and produces many variations of blue Turquoise. The Kingman Turquoise mine also produces green Turquoise from the Turquoise Mountain side of the mine. Kingman Turquoise is one of the biggest supplier of Turquoise to the Southwestern Turquoise Jewelry industry. * Natural Kingman Turquoise marquise shape gemstone. * Size of turquoise pendant, 41mm x 26mm. * Natural Kingman Turquoise nugget beads, 6mm to 7mm. * Sterling faceted nugget 4mm sterling beads. * Necklace is 18 inch long, includes a sterling 2 inch extender chain. * Large sterling lobster claw clasp. * Necklace ends are secured by crimp covers and cord guards. * Turquoise color is natural and has been stabilized to preserve its color. You may be interested in the following information regarding turquoise: The chemical term used for a Turquoise gemstone is hydrated copper aluminum phosphate. It is a hydrated phosphate mineral and is used to make cabochons, beads and carvings. Turquoise is somewhat a soft material (5-6 Mohs hardness) and is vulnerable to scratching. But despite its relative softness it is used for jewelry making like earrings, rings, bracelets, pendants, beaded jewelry. Natural turquoise is porous and can absorb body oil when worn next to the skin, and this sometimes can cause a change in color from blue to green. Be sure to keep perfume, hairspray, sunscreen, and other cosmetics from coming in contacting with this stone since this may change the color. Apply hairspray, perfume, etc. before putting on your turquoise stone. Turquoise should be stored separately from harder gemstones which can scratch it. Place in a plastic bag or small gift box and place in your jewelry box. Do not use an ultrasonic or steam cleaner on turquoise or abrasive chemical cleaners. Do not dip in silver dipping solutions. Do not soak in water. It is safest to clean turquoise using a damp soft cloth with a little mild soap (Ivory soap is good because it doesn't have any heavy perfumes or oils). You can use a silver polishing cloth to clean any sterling silver metal that the stone is set in. (polishing clothes can be found at local jewelry stores).
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