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Turquoise Treasure - Vintage Sterling Silver Natural Turquoise Nugget Pendant. . This lovely pendant and chain is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked STERLING. Featuring a genuine natural nugget, and Vintage styling. The Turquoise is natural and raw, and displays a perfect turquoise blue/green colour. The pendant is expertly set with a delicate open-worked surmount. The chain is a solid curb link design, and is hallmarked STERLING, Featuring a secure spring ring clasp. in perfect working order. The Vintage pendant looks stunning when worn, a great addition to any turquoise lovers collection.
Turquoise was one of the first gemstones ever mined, perhaps dating back to 6000 BC, in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. ... Turquoise has been mined in Iran for over 3,000 years. It has been used for thousands of years for jewelry by the Ancient Egyptians, who buried fine pieces with mummies.
Silver's history is long. The first evidence of silver mining dates back to 3000 B.C., in Turkey and Greece, according to the RSC. Ancient people even figured out how to refine silver. ... The silver does not react to the air, but the base metals such as lead and copper oxidize and separate from the precious metal.
Measurements: Pendant 43.00 mm x 25.00
Stone Size: Turquoise 27.00 mm x 25.00 mm
Weight: 15.40 grams
Date: Circa 1960