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Zuni Turquoise Silver Rings

  • £4990

Two lovely large Turqupise cabochon gemstones set in silver . When viwed side by side as in the image the total uniqueness of each stone is displayed. 

Turquoise is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium and 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. 

The name Turquoise originated from the 13th century when it was introduced to Europe by Venetian merchants, who called it "pierre turquois" or Turkis stone to suggest its origin. 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. 

Said to attract good luck and friendships, instill calm and alleviate depression. It is the birthstone for Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Right Ring weight: 9.2 grams      Stone size:  2.8cm x 1.7cm 

Left Ring weight:    9.1 grams      Stone size:  2.4cm x 1.6cm

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