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Turquoise from Nature & Treated Turquoise Fun Facts to Know

By admin_51480 | December 13, 2020
Gold and Turquoise Engagement / Wedding Set

Most people are not aware of the fact that natural deposits of turquoise coming from mines cannot normally be used to cut into finished gemstones or be used in custom design jewelry. Most turquoise must be treated before in can be used to manufacture jewelry. Turquoise is treated to enhance its color & salability, make …

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Turquoise Jewelry Care

By admin_51480 | December 13, 2020

As beautiful as turquoise is and despite the fact it is a mineral found near copper deposits, its physical characteristics are low levels of hardness and strength. Due to this fact it is not used in specific types of jewelry where the gemstone needs to be hard and durable. It is used in ring, bracelets, …

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Turquoise Facts and Colors

By admin_51480 | December 12, 2020
Top Arizona Turquoise Mines Facts & Obversations by Southwest Originals -363-7150 a

Turquoise Defined The mineral turquoise is stunning mineral that comes in gorgeous tones of green, blue-green, multiple ranges of blue and multiple ranges of green.   It is a gemstone that has been highly desired by man for several thousand year. Separated by entire continents, the pre-historic people of the America’s, Asia and Africa all chose …

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Top Arizona Turquoise Mines Facts & Observations

By admin_51480 | December 12, 2020

Arizona is one of the world’s turquoise mine hotspots. Throughout Arizona there are both active, but mostly inactive turquoise mines.  The turquoise found in Arizona turquoise mines is very popular among custom jewelers like Southwest Originals of Albuquerque, NM. Turquoise deposits are mostly located in copper mining operations.  Featured here are a list of the …

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