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Egyptian Blue Web Turquoise Stone

Product Code: DSC293
Stone Type: Egyptian Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochon
Egyptian Blue Web Turquoise Stone
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  • Egyptian Blue SpiderWeb Turquoise Gemstone

    This is a very nice Egyptian Turquoise Gemstone in a medium color blue with red iron spiderweb matrix. This would be beautiful as a Turquoise Pendant or Bracelet as it is a good size for either. This stone has been stabilized for hardness only which makes this a good hard and durable Turquoise stone. It weighs 10.5 carats and measures 16mm x 17mm.

    Egyptian Turquoise

    Since at least the First Dynasty (3000 BCE), and possibly before then, turquoise was used by the Egyptians and was mined by them in the Sinai Peninsula, called the "Country of Turquoise" by the native Monitu. There are six Turquoise mines in the region, all on the southwest coast of the peninsula, covering an area of some 650 square kilometers (250 sq mi). The two most important of these mines, from a historic perspective, are Serabit el-Khadim and Wadi Maghareh, believed to be among the oldest of known Turquoise mines. The former mine is situated about 4 kilometers from an ancient temple dedicated to Hathor. This Turquoise can be found on famous historic objects such as King Tut's burial items. For more information please visit our informational page on Egyptian Turquoise. - See more at High Grade Egyptian Turquoise!