533ct Turquoise beads 18" Necklace sterling silver clasp with Certificate
A striking Necklace from the Jessica Lili Collection, featuring gorgeous Turquoise from China with Sterling Silver clasp. Certificate of Authenticity.
Design Code: BXPO90 Collection: Jessica Lili Style: Necklace Precious metal: Sterling Silver Total Weight: 112g Number of Gemstones: 35 beads Total Carat Weight: 533.00 Cts Origin: China Gemstone: Turquoise
Drilled and Knotted Shape: Barrel Size of bead: 11mmx13mm
length: 18.1 inches / 460mm Sterling silver mark on clasp: 925 TGGC (THE GENUINE GEMSTONE COMPANY)
condition: seen phonos
Turquoise is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gem and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. Bibi-Khanym Mosque with turquoise domes in Bukhara, Uzbekistan In many cultures of the Old and New Worlds, this gemstone has been esteemed for thousands of years as a holy stone, a bringer of good fortune or a talisman. The oldest evidence for this claim was found in ancient Egypt, where grave furnishings with turquoise inlay were discovered, dating from approximately 3000 BC. In the ancient Persian Empire, the sky-blue gemstones were earlier worn round the neck or wrist as protection against unnatural death. If they changed color, the wearer was thought to have reason to fear the approach of doom. Meanwhile, it has been discovered that turquoise can change color. The change can be caused by light, or by a chemical reaction brought about by cosmetics, dust or the acidity of the skin. Turquoise is a stone and color that is strongly associated with the domes and interiors of large mosques in Iran, Central Asia and Russia.