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How Turquoise Gemstone Cabochons enhance the beauty of jewelry?

The name “Turquoise” derived from the French word “Turkish”, and named because it was once thought that it came from Turkey. The turquoise gemstone is a symbol of wealth and joy of life as well as is just perfect as a gift for conveying best wishes. It completely influences the resolution of conflicts, motivates courage, brings good dreams and reduces depression. Turquoise is hydrated aluminum copper phosphate, which contains iron. The color range of this gemstone is from white to sky blue, blue green to yellowish green. The blue color is derived from copper and the green once from iron or chromium.

The geographic locations of turquoise gemstones and mines include Africa, China, Australia, Europe, Mexico, the U.S.A and Peru. It is used by a few for detoxification of poisons, radiation and alcohol. Turquoise is also known as “Stone Of Wholeness”.

The Colors of TurquoiseThe gemstone comes in a great range of natural colors and shades such as blue, green and yellow-green. In stones, color makes of three elements, which are listed below:

Saturation: The intensity of a stone’s color that is measured from vivid to strong to dull.
Tone: The darkness and lightness of color ranging from dark to medium to light
Hue: The first impression of the stone color

Physical Properties of Turquoise

Chemical Classification Phosphate
Chemical Composition CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O
Color Sky blue, Blue Green, Often With Brown, Black, Yellowish Green, Or Metallic Matrix Spider-Webbing Through The Material
Streak White, Greenish 
Luster Waxy to sub-vitreous 
Diaphaneity Nearly opaque 
Hardness 5 to 6 
Cleavage Perfect
Specific Gravity 2.6 to 2.9 (variable because of porosity)
Diagnostic Properties Color
Crystal System Triclinic
Uses Decorative stone, gemstone

 The Turquoise Group of Minerals
It consists of five monoclinic minerals with an alike chemical composition and structure. They are Turquoise, Aheylite, Chalcosiderite, Planerite and Faustite, and their compositions are mentioned in the below table.

Mineral Chemical Composition
Turquoise CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O
Aheylite (Fe,Zn)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O
Chalcosiderite Cu(FeAl)6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O
Planerite Al6(PO4)2(OH)8·4H2O
Faustite (Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O

Types of Turquoise Gemstone
In spite of the color, not all gemstones that are sold as turquoise are the same. Gemstones are available in plenty of different quality levels that mean you are going to get something you like, and it does not matter your price range, but you have to do a little research if you’re looking for a high-quality turquoise stone. Some of the different types of turquoise gemstones are listed below:

Natural turquoise: This type of gems were taken out of the mine directly, cut, shaped, and polished. No chemicals have been applied, and are usually the best quality stones.

natural turquoise

Natural Turquoise from Arizona

Stabilized turquoise: These stones are a bit lower quality and may go through a process known as stabilization. For this reason, the stone has been treated with water, oil, wax, epoxy and other chemicals to make it easier to cut and stronger. It does not change the stone’s color.
stablized turquoise cabochons

Dyed and stabilized turquoise: They do not have the same natural color as some other turquoise gemstones have. Thus, dealers often use a stabilization process on stones. For example, to make the color of the stones more intense they inject dye into the gems.

Reconstituted turquoise: Generally, dealers of the gemstones combine ground-up fragments of leftover and low-quality turquoise with resin and put them in molds to make this type of stones. Therefore, these stones are inexpensive as well as don’t have of the natural beauty of other kinds turquoise stones.

The best-quality wholesale turquoise stone beads are for jewelry designing and making. Jewelry made by using this stone is very popular, particularly for those people who are dearest and nearest. The tradition of giving presents of jewelry sets containing these gemstones dates back. The gemstone is considered to conduct the energies of the planet Jupiter and wearing jewelry containing this stone will focus the energies of the planet as well as sign through the stone. Remember; learn about the turquoise gemstone before you make your decision to purchase turquoise jewelry or gifts. Some of the various kinds of jewelry, which are containing Turquoise including the following:

  • Rings
  • Earrings
  • Necklaces
  • Brooches
  • Pins
  • Cufflinks
  • Bracelets
  • Pendants

Select gemstones carefully as it will help you to make outstanding necklaces, earrings and bracelets and. Stabilization is used to make gemstone strong to use in jewelry as turquoise is a soft gemstone by nature. Additionally, the stone also sets the color as natural turquoise will change colors over time from environmental components and skin oils. Only 10 percent or even less of all turquoise mined is stone quality that means it is strong to use as jewelry elements without stabilization.

People with a porcelain complexion must wear bright colorful wholesale turquoise jewelry as they will either fade away or be the person most noticeable. For such people, the great options in shades of being gold or silver with pearls that makes them more seductive and classier. In addition, if your body skin is in standard colors, then earrings in black or red will look better for you. Turquoise gemstones believed to be the “Birth Stone of December Month”, have been broadly used in creating turquoise bead jewelry as well as it represents success and victory. Therefore, why not buy some turquoise beads jewelry for you, your family and friends. People who like simple style, they can go for necklace, earrings and bracelet.

At present, turquoise gems are available in many countries across the globe, but I would like to advise you to buy them from online wholesale stores as it saves both your time and money. However, finding a reliable and popular gemstone supplier is extremely important for getting the best quality stones in reasonable price.

Turquoise Physical Healing Powers
The healing powers of Turquoise gemstones can benefit the body with unusual forces in healing ailments of the immune, skeletal and respiratory systems. The healing powers of turquoise stone help in the treatment of high blood pressure, infections, TMJ, asthma and dental problems.