Turquoise and Sterling Silver Necklace and Earrings Set
Necklace: lovely double strand necklace comprised of graduated all natural dark matrix Turquoise (two different shapes - small roundels and lightly faceted thinly cut freeform slices) - terminating in a Sterling Silver lobster clasp (necklace length - 25" measured at the longest strand, adjustable up to 28" with the use of the included hammered Sterling Silver extender chain)
Earrings: round all natural Turquoise beads dangling from Sterling Silver earring wires (earring length - 1 7/8")
Turquoise is found all over the world in places where volcanic activity has occurred. In the United States, turquoise is found in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Virginia. Large deposits have also been found in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Tibet. The color of turquoise ranges from sky blue to various shades of blue-green. The color depends on the minerals found in the area where the turquoise is mined. More copper in the vicinity produces a bluer stone. More iron in the vicinity produces a greener stone.