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Diamonds may be a girl’s best friends, but there are many other stones which look astonishing. One of them is the exotic turquoise. This stone brings you a part of the Native American tradition, as they were worn by them for hundreds of years. Despite the general belief, turquoises come in multiple colors, without being fakes. Here is how to choose a perfect stone without buying a fake.
Where does it come from?
Turquoises come from different parts of the world and their price depends on what mine they come from. There are mines in China, India, and the US. The more stones come from one mine, the cheaper they are; if a mine is already closed, the prices of the stones which come from it are really high. When you are looking for a turquoise ring you need to know how the stone is formed, to be able to assess its value.
Why turquoises come in different colors
The multiple colors of turquoises depend on what other minerals are in the area when the stone is being formed. All turquoises need copper and aluminum to be formed. Those which benefit from more copper are bluer, while those which form around more aluminum are green-shaded. Both types are equally valuable and genuine, so when you buy a turquoise silver ring, you don’t have to worry about the shade.
What you do want to worry about is the shine: if the shine comes from the outer layer of the stone, it might be a fake, because a genuine turquoise shines from within, like all gems.
Some stones feature a dark “net” called the matrix. This is normal, as a turquoise grows from the matrix and sometimes, the cut will hold a part of it. This is not a sign of a fake, so you just have to look at the overall look of the silver turquoise jewelry when you buy it, not the actual matrix.
Natural turquoises and what they actually mean by this
The turquoise is not a hard stone, like a diamond, which means it requires treatment to be used for jewelry. There are many treatments out there and most turquoises are being treated before they hit the stores. However, some stones are harder and can be used as they are – this is what a natural turquoise is. As always, high quality and rarity come with a price tag, so be ready to take out a lot of money when you buy a natural turquoise.
Another feature is natural turquoises is they change their shade over time, gaining a lovely patina.
If you want to have your turquoises for a long time to come, avoid storing it with harder gems, which can scratch the surface of the turquoise. Oils, chemicals, and perfumes are also a big danger for the stones, so don’t make household chores with the ring on.
Clean the turquoises with warm water and dry it with a soft cloth to restore its shine.
Even if they are not as expensive as diamonds, turquoises are nothing less when it comes to beauty, so you need to invest in a high-quality turquoise, which can be passed on from generation to generation, just like the natives did.