Turquoise

Jasmine Ledford 2/15/14

Information about Turquoise Gems

This gem comes in sky blue it is often used to make  cabochon for brooches, necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings, or carved into ornamental objects. This gem is expensive and rare and most of the Turquoise found in the United States.Turquoise is porous and therefore often soaked with artificial resin that improves color and hardens the surface. Color-improvements can be gained with oil or paraffin, or other color agents like Berliner blue, aniline colors, or copper salt. Legends say Turquoise has long been appreciated as a holy stone, a good-luck-charm or a talisman found in every type of jewelry. It is believed to promote good fortune, happiness, and long life.