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What is Stabilized Turquoise

11th June 2009
Turquoise consists of two primary compounds - hydrated phosphates of copper and aluminum. In addition, most specimens of turquoise also contain varying amounts of iron, zinc, and silica. The blue color of your sterling silver turquoise pendant comes from... Read >

Mining for Turquoise Around the World

11th June 2009
Turquoise today is the most popular gemstone that is opaque. Jewelry designers often seek out this beautiful blue stone for a sterling silver turquoise pendant and other pieces like necklaces, and earrings. This high demand for turquoise has put significa... Read >

Natural Turquoise versus Stabilized Turquoise

01st June 2009
With the high popularity of turquoise, chances are that you already own a piece of turquoise jewelry, or are considering buying your first silver turquoise pendant, or earrings, or necklace. When you contact an online or local seller to start the process... Read >

Turquoise - Telling Fakes from the Real Deal

01st June 2009
Over the years, turquoise jewelry has become very popular in the United States, and to some extent, around the world. If you are reading this article, it would come as a great surprise if you did not own at least one sterling silver turquoise pendant! In... Read >

Cleaning Turquoise - What to Do and What Not to Do

01st June 2009
Turquoise is a popular gemstone with jewelry fans throughout the world, and as such, you probably own at least one silver turquoise pendant as part of your jewelry wardrobe. You may have bought this piece of jewelry because you were taken by the beauty of... Read >

Historical and Spiritual Facts about Turquoise

01st June 2009
When you look at that sterling silver turquoise pendant on your necklace, think about the fact that the history of that stone began around forty million years ago! It's hard not to be a bit overwhelmed! All those millennia ago, water flowed through and o... Read >

The Beauty and Benefits of Opals

14th May 2009
Opals are popular gemstones for silver jewelry for centuries now. Some civilizations of old had interesting theories about the origins of this beautiful stone. Civilizations in the Middle East believed that opals dropped to the earth from the heavens on ... Read >

Tiger Eye - Beauty and Metaphysics

14th May 2009
Those who believe in the metaphysical benefits of crystals and gems consider tiger eye or tiger's eye to be a powerful and positive stone. They often wear pieces of jewelry such as a silver pendant, bracelet or necklace with this stone. The stone is said ... Read >

The Beauty and Metaphysical Benefits of Topaz

14th May 2009
Topaz is a beautiful gemstone and has been used in silver jewelry such pendants, bracelets, and necklaces. While the beauty of the stone has certainly played a key role in this growing popularity, many believe that this stone has several beneficial metap... Read >

The Physical and Metaphysical Properties of Jasper

14th May 2009
Jasper is one of the many semi-precious gemstones of the quartz family. In its most basic form, jasper is a considered to be a micro-crystalline variety of quartz and chalcedony. Most specimens also include minor amounts of other minerals and metals inclu... Read >

The Demand for Agate Jewelry

13th May 2009
Agates are a microcrystalline form of quartz that are commonly used to make jewelry. Since these stones are quite common and relatively inexpensive, they are best suited for fashion jewelry. In this application, the stones are stones are cut and polished ... Read >