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Turquoise is called cousin brother of Lapis. It has been using in jewelry, rings, decoration and healing stone for many years. Oldest proof for this gem was found in Egypt. People in ancient times, used this stone to protect themselves from evil spirits and that time it was considered a indication of mishappening if it changed the color but later it was found that some turquoises change the color because of light, chemical reaction and dust.
Let’s know in depth about secret of blue and green color of turquoise – It is a combination of aluminum, copper and phosphate with a good hardness on mohs scale (6). It comes in sky blue to green blue color. Percentage of cooper is high (It is responsible for blue color) in this stone so basically this stone is found where concentration of cooper is high and green color comes because of iron and chrome mineral. Sometimes visible matrix also can be seen by naked eyes in low grade quality. In big size stones over 10×8 sizes, it is difficult to get clear quality without color variation and matrix so in big sizes slight spot are acceptable. If you pay more than regualr price then you can get matrix free quality also.
When we talk about best quality of turquoise stone then it comes without any matrix with equal distribution of blue color all over the stone. Arizona (The united states), Tibet, China and Iran are famous origins for natural turquoises and turquoise from Arizona which is also called ‘sleeping beauty’ is high in demand because of pleasant color. Supply of good quality turquoise became very low because deposit has already depleted and now low quality material is available in mines and most important thing is that there is no replacement for this color. Kingsman and no. 8 are other qualities which come from china, iran and Tibet and appearance of these is not attractive if we compare to turquoise from Arizona.
Turquoise from Arizona is famous than turquoise from Tibet. Arizona (USA) turquoise surpasses Tibetan turquoise in terms of demand and price. USA turquoise has iron rather than Al. It is rare to found turquoise with nice sky blue color with no matrix or veins. White spots, cracks, lines, dots are types of inclusions or impurities found in natural turquoise cabochons.
Like moonstone and lapis, cabochons and beads are widely used in this. If you talk about latest jewelry designs then small size turquoise starts from 1.5mm and up to 3-4mm becoming very hot sizes and we keep all these sizes in our stock all the time so we can complete our customers’ requirements instantly.
Natural or stabilized turquoise – Turquoise raw materials are quite brittle and pale color which comes directly from mines even though manufacturers cannot use this in cabochons and beads manufacturing because of its softness that’s why resin is used in this and it is called stabilized turquoise which is known as natural turquoise in market. Naturally it comes porous that’s why resin can be easily injected inside this and it enhances the hardness of material, all this process takes place just after getting material from mines. Resin insertion is not any treatment and it’s natural process and understood in market and without putting resin turquoise can not be cut in cabochons, beads for any other cuttings because of very low hardness.
Color enhanced Turquoise: Quality of natural material is degrading day by day and supply is also not easily available, this is the reason behind use of manmade turquoise in market. This is not completely manmade just added color enhanced minerals, resin and plastic. Market name of this type of turquoise is‘dyed turquoise’ or ‘howlite’. In short description, first bleaching powder is used to remove the natural color and then dying is use to color it again. Final product comes in nice color, no spots and no dots. Sometimes brown lines and spots are also used to make imitate the natural one.
It is quite easy to differentiate between natural and dyed material. Uneven color distribution and matrix are parameters to identify natural one or you can take a small test by using HCL, Acetone or alcohol. Simply use a small piece of cotton and rub on it, if color comes off then it is dyed otherwise original. Original material color remains mix and green whether dyed quality comes with even color all over the stone/bead without any bad spots or lines.
Why Turquoise gems is becoming so popular? –
There is not any stone which comes with same color like turquoise. Beauty of turquoise is its color. This stone has been consistently in high demand for a long period. Users buy turquoise jewelry as heirloom. ‘Color of softness’, ‘color of positivity’ and ‘color of calmness’ can be called. Popularity of this stone has been raised on a high level, jewelers are not even using it in sliver but also in gold jewelry.
Buy Loose Turquoise cabochons straight from our gemstones’ factory– 1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm round and 6×4, 7×5, 10×8 and other sizes and shapes are famous in loose turquoise cabs. Well, we are manufacturing all different sizes and shapes in different qualities. Sleeping beauty turquoise cabochons and beads are one of our main products, so far we have completed many big orders of our customers in this and consistently supplying to them. Sometimes our clients ask us for high dome or low dome cabs with flat back and we accomplish their requirements. We cut this stone in our own factory situated in India and Thailand. We are manufacturing 2 to 3 thousand pieces daily in our factory, so far we have not gotten any complaints from our buyers and all are happy with our services and products. We only commit for what we can do. Our experienced team and quality stones are our strength, we have a team of 4 guys who only speak with customers and send them pictures, prices and information.
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