Copper Turquoise Marquise Silver Rings
Copper Turquoise marquise shaped gemstones set in silver. As each gemstone is individual the sizes vary by a few millimeters . Also the pattern of the Turquoise will vary slightly as again each stone is unique. All exhibit the classic Turquoise colour with flecks of copper.
Turquoise is an hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium, a combination which creates the beautiful bright blue/green hues characteristic of the stone. It is formed when copper rich solutions percolate into pre-existing rocks. The water content evaporates, the copper combines with aluminium and phosphorous to form Turquoise. Often a patchwork of the original host rock remains within the Turquoise, providing a uniqueness to each stone. It was believed that the blue and brown within the gemstone symbolised the unity of the earth and sky.
Most of the major ancient civilizations believed Turquoise to have potent healing and spiritual powers. It was also used as an amulet for protection especially by the peoples of the Americas. It was attached to arrows , horse saddles and other artefacts to assist with protection.
Called “The Breath of Life” by the indigenous American cultures, reminding humans of their Spitituality. Said to attract good luck and friendships, instill calm and alleviate depression. It is the birthstone for Sagittarius and Aquarius.
Average weight: 6.7 grams Average stone length: 2.4cm Average stone width: 1.1cm
Sizes L to Q available at the moment
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