Egyptian Turquoise Gemstone
Product Code: DSC292
Stone Type: e
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Egyptian Turquoise Spider-webbed Gemstone
This is a beautiful Egyptian Turquoise Gemstone with red spider webbed matrix. It has been stabilized for hardness, but, is not altered for anything
other than that, it is still authentic Egyptian Turquoise from the Holy Land and it is special! This stone weighs 13.5 carats and measures 19mm x 21mm.
Spiderweb Turquoise Gemstone from Egypt
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!
This cabochon has been hand cut in Durango, Colorado USA from genuine Egyptian Turquoise rough. This high grade Turquoise cabochon is hard and durable. The Turquoise is a beautiful blue with attractive red to brown spider web matrix. The beauty of the cabochon will be exponentially great once set into Sterling Silver or Gold Jewelry. This hand cut gemstone features a nice slightly angled, yet almost 90 degree side for easy bezel setting, a nice rounded dome and a thin backing (none metal containing for light weight durability).