Our Specialty is Handcrafted Turquoise Jewelry
Member
Member Login

Spider-web Turquoise Stone - Egyptian

Product Code: DSC294
Stone Type: Egyptian Turquoise Cabochon
Spider-web Turquoise Stone - Egyptian
Click Gallery Image To Enlarge
  • Quantity
  • Egyptian Spider-web Turquoise Stone

    This is a beautiful Spider-web Turquoise gemstone from the historic Turquoise Mines of Egypt. The webbing is irregular and red in color which is caused from iron in the host rock that the Turquoise grew in. The stone weighs 5 carats and measures 13mm x 14mm.

    Spider-web Turquoise Stone - Egyptian

    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!