Friday, November 7, 2008
Robins Egg Blue Turquoise Ring
Turquoise, a very beloved, and traditional gemstone. The lovely robin's egg blue color, makes it a much loved stone. Turquoise, is very often found with black veins, or a matrix. Turquoise also can be found in other colors, but they are usually dyed not natural in color. USA Turquoise, very often has Iron in it, giving it a greenish blue color. Turquoise is a softer stone, with a hardness of only 5-6. But more importantly it is a very pourous stone, which can lead to the stone cracking and drying out. It is somewhat unstable, and is very often dipped in resin, or other products to coat it and make it more stabilized. It is very sensitive to household chemicals, and oil from the skin. Care should be taken when wearing and cleaning Turquoise. Turquoise jewelry should always be removed, before washing hands, taking a shower, housework, or any other activities that could expose the stone to chemicals, oils, sweat, or excessive light.
This lovely ring will be posted in my Etsy store, available for sale. If you are interested, be sure to check out my store.