The natural beauty of turquoise has entranced the world since ancient times. 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. All women love turquoise as it is so easy to wear for all occasions.
This finely crafted Persian turquoise bead necklace and earring suite features matrix free 11 mm turquoise beads paired with a 14K white gold and diamond clasp and 14K white gold pierced leverbacks. The necklace measures 18-1/2 inches long and closes with a 14K white gold 13.6mm pierced bead clasp. The pierced floral design of the clasp is accented with nine 1.5 point diamonds across its center, but cleverly gives the visual illusion that the entire clasp is just dripping with diamonds. The necklace weighs 70.8 grams. Turquoise weight is estimated at 340 carats.
The matching earrings are the perfect compliment to the necklace. They feature 14K white gold leverbacks from which suspend 7.8mm white gold accent bead and a single 11mm turquoise bead. Their total drop length is 48mm, just shy of 2". Together, the earrings weigh 5.2 grams, with turquoise weight estimated at 20 carats.
Total weight of both necklace and earrings is 76 grams.
The hue of these beads is the rich brilliant turquoise blue, without matrix, that makes Persian turquoise so cherished the world over. Difficulty to exactly translate in a still photo, we have included this necklace in a group photo with a 2nd similar Persian turquoise necklace and a Sleeping Beauty turquoise necklace. This necklace is at center, with the Sleeping Beauty turquoise necklace at the far right.
The color of the beads is uniform and without matrix. The beads have a soft hand polished sheen and not the ultra glossy finish achieved with paraffin wax and other sealants. Each bead has its own unique formation pattern. Under magnification, only a handful exhibit minute surface pitting or spots. Simply beautiful!
Turquoise is thought to symbolism 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. With the discoveries of the Sleeping Beauty mines in Arizona, the availability of a modern day matrix free turquoise spawned a rebirth in the popularity of turquoise. However, Sleeping Beauty turquoise cannot compare to the gorgeous dark blue flawless hues of true Persian turquoise. Persian turquoise is the densest variety and thus takes a natural polish much better than its chalkier counterparts. Most turquoise beads and cabochons must be filled to smooth the surface, then sealed to give them lustre and protect porous specimens from natural body oils. Persian turquoise needs no embellishment to its natural beauty as its hand polished sheen is so spectacular. Untreated turquoise should be treated as delicately as your pearls - last on, first off - with avoidance of lotions and creams before handling.
Fit for a queen, this elegant necklace is sure to delight. It 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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