Add some sizzle to your life. There is nothing like turquoise to brighten up your day.
This grand vintage turquoise and gold necklace earring suite offers the extraordinary beauty of turquoise along with thick vintage 10mm yellow gold beads and a dynamic 14K push button clasp. This dynamic combination is like walking on sunshine on a cloudless day.
This gorgeous necklace measures a distinctive 16-3/4", a length which frames the feminine neckline to perfection. It is fitted with uniform 11mm genuine turquoise beads, three 18K 10mm gold accent beads and a heavy 14K yellow gold push button clasp that measures 7/8" long by 1/2". You will love the look and Italian craftsmanship of this full round lozenge clasp with its auto-locking tie bar clasp. The clasp has a substantial design that we rarely see and includes a n easy to use push button release for quick on and off. The clasp is hallmarked "585" and stamped with an Italian makers mark. The necklace weighs 64.2 grams.
The earrings are fitted with heavy 18K yellow gold leverbacks with a single 10mm gold bead and 11m turquoise bead. With a total drop of 47.5mm (1-7/8"), these earrings offers a glorious mix of color and sway. The earwires are hallmarked "18K" and offer a considerably heavier gauge than most 14K or 18K American designs. You will love these. The added sparkle of the large gold beads against the neckline is spectacular. Together, the earrings weigh 6.6 grams.
Sometimes referred to as the "Jewel of the Orient", it is thought that turquoise may have been the first gemstone to be used in jewelry, with Egyptian queens wearing bracelets made of gold and turquoise. The brilliant blue variety mined in Persia is a feast for the eyes. It is the most dense and least porous of all the world's varieties, and thus takes a beautiful natural polish without waxing. It is close to matrix free like the modern Sleeping Beauty turquoise mined in the USA, but even the beloved Sleeping Beauty turquoise pales in comparison to the ancient Persian Blue that has been cherished and coveted for centuries.
The hue of these beads is the deep aqua blue, with minimal matrix, that makes Persian turquoise so cherished the world over. The Persian turquoise mines were located in what is today Iran. The rich blue hue of Persian turquoise is derived from its particular copper content. The beads have a medium hand polished sheen indicative of fine Persian turquoise and not the ultra glossy finish achieved with paraffin wax and other sealants. Each bead has its own unique formation pattern. Under 14X magnification, the hue is uniform with very little marbling and no fissures can be seen.
Both necklace and earrings are in excellent condition, with clasp and ear wires in good working order. The beads are polished to a soft gloss and all of the beads are free of age related cracks and chips. There are no dents or tears in the large yellow gold beads.
Turquoise is considered a happy stone. It is symbolic of prosperity, success, happiness and good fortune. What blessings could be better? It is the wedding anniversary stone for the 5th and 11th years of bliss and the birthstone for lucky December ladies. A little happiness is a great gift idea for any occasion, no?
This regal turquoise suite will be delivered in an elegant presentation case, perfect for gift giving and storage, along with a copy of our easy turquoise care instructions.
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