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Exquisite attractive Turquoise (reconstituted) with cultured pearls necklace consisting of 12 strands.
19" long, with 1.25" sterling silver extension.
12 strands of Turquoise with White and Peach Freshwater Pearls.
Pearls are 6mm diameter.
Turquoise are 8-10mm nuggets.
Each stone and each pearl is knotted on both sides with a Crystal.
Necklace completed with silver plated cones and 8mm Turquoise beads.
Clasp is sterling silver, Lobster type.
1.25" sterling silver extension.
What is RECONSTITUTED TURQUOISE ?
Most of the turquoise on the market has been treated in some way to deal with two problems specific to Turquoise.
It is soft and porous. As a result, it is susceptible to staining, discoloration and fading.
And it is getting harder to find.
Many mines have been depleted and are now closed.
The turquoise coming out of other mines is of lower quality than was once produced.
Therefore Reconstituted Turquoise is created using smaller pieces of turquoise, which results in an excellent quality Turquoise.
Turquoise has been treated for thousands of years, usually with waxes and oils. It is done today, only using more advanced techniques. Turquoise is not the only stone treated this way. Many other gemstones sold these days have been treated in some way.
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Turquoise Necklace with cultured White and Peach Freshwater Pearls