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Egyptian Deep Blue Turquoise Cab

$26.00
Product Code: DSC286
Stone Type: e
Egyptian Deep Blue Turquoise Cab
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  • Egyptian Turquoise Cab - Deep Blue

    This is a beautiful deep blue Turquoise Cabochon with lovely red matrix. It weighs 5.5 carats and measures 12 mm across. This stone has been stabilized for hardness, in this case the stone is so exceptional it is an asset as it will never chance color and it is now very hard!

    Deep Blue Egyptian Turquoise Cabochon

    Since the First Dynasty or before (3000 BCE), 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. - This is a historic Turquoise Cabochon that you will love and it will have a lot of meaning to you. See more at High Grade Egyptian Turquoise!