Our bright turquoise and gold dangle earrings are set with:
3.39 carat total weight/9x7mm Turquoise Cabachon Ovals
0.06 carat total weight Round Brilliant Cut Diamond
More about turquoise, courtesy of the American Gem Society –
Thanks to its historical and cultural significance in many Native American tribes, turquoise remains most popular throughout the southwestern U.S. This area supplies most of the world’s turquoise today.
Turquoise is one of the few gemstones not judged by the 4Cs of diamond quality. Instead, the main factors determining its value are color, matrix, hardness, and size.
The most prized turquoise gemstone color is a bright, even, sky blue. Greenish tones can lower this gemstone’s value, although some designers prefer it.
The porosity, texture, and hardness of turquoise vary greatly. Fine-colored turquoise that’s too soft or chalky will lose color—and value. Course, porous material is usually treated to make it stronger, smoother, and shinier.
We’d love to sparkle your jewelry as you shop. Please feel free to stop by our showroom in the heart of Freeport, Maine, stores, restaurants, and unique shops. Or plan ahead and make an appointment to see us and these turquoise dangle earrings.