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Turquoise stone jewelry

The oldest active mine of turquoise in world that possesses the most desirable turquoise of the world lies down in 53 kilometer of North West of Neyshaboor. The turquoise carvers buy raw turquoise stone from there to make jewels and provide these beautiful gems to jewelries.

History of use of turquoise stone as jewel

Iran and Egypt have the oldest mines of turquoise. In Iran the chief mine is Ali Mirzayi at Neyshaboor, and the chief mine of Egypt is in Magara oasis at the Sina peninsula. This pretty mineral was used as complement beads in almost 8000 years ago. Iranians loved precious stones as jewel or to prank the clothes, cupules, chalices, vessel and platters.
In Egypt this stone was a holy stone and they sanctified that. Almost 6000 years ago Egyptian people used turquoise as toilet material and jewel and talisman. They bought turquoise stone jewel in high amounts. Tibetan people also respected this stone and through all their life kept that. It was as money and was more expensive than gold.

History of use of turquoise stone as jewel

The structure of turquoise

Turquoise stone is a plutonian rock that is transformed to blue grains and streaks among black aggregates or soil after chemical reactions. The streaks of turquoise in this black rock are almost some millimeters thick and rarely are more than 1 centimeter. Turquoise is an ideochromatic mineral, this means its color is because of chemical composition of itself.

It is made of copper ammonium phosphate that iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, silicone and zinc are added and its crystal gets bigger. These extra combinations result in different hardness and colors. So the color of the turquoise differs from blue to dark green. The more copper in the structure of turquoise, the more blue color is visible. The pure blue color in turquoise is scarce and this turquoise stone jewel is more valuable.

The structure of turquoise

Graduation of raw turquoise

If you want to buy raw turquoise stone from jewelry you must know different kinds of this stone to choose the best one. After extract, the raw turquoise is graduated based on its kind and desirability to these categories:

  1. Ajam turquoise: that is chromatic blue, it is outstanding and is found in small segments.
  2. Choghaleh: that is larger and paler than the Ajam.
  3. Tofal: its rock is extinct and only a layer of turquoise is reminding, and it has three kinds: colorful, semi colored and white.
  4. Shajar: that there are streaks of rock in it.
  5. Large: they are rather big rocks that there are streaks of turquoise in them.
  6. Dust: they contain very teeny granules.

Subsequent stage after extract is making ready the raw turquoise to be used in workshop to cave the stone and put it on the jewel in the workshops.

Graduation of raw turquoise

The reasons of volubility of turquoise stone

To know the reasons of volubility of turquoise we can indicate that:

  1. It is a scarce stone. Its sources are limited and are only in some countries that the biggest and best mines lie down in Iran.
  2. Extract of turquoise is hard. Whereas the turquoise is like streaks in the rock, we cannot extract that by machinery and it needs human work.
  3. Extract of turquoise has high expenditure.
  4. Production of this stone has different stages. To prove the four said reasons we only indicate that in Neyshaboor mine we can obtain only 3 Kg turquoise from per 1500 kilogram raw rock.
  5. Turquoise has very beautiful stamps and figures similar to shapes, plants, trees and so on.
  6. This stone has remedial characteristics. Some uses of this stone are for eye and blood and lung patients.
  7. It is stone of wishes. Going back, we can see that past people believed that when you keep and tach these stones you will be fulfilled.
  8. The high economic value of turquoise: because of the all above reasons this stone moreover than artistic and virtual value, has materialistic value. Turquoise stone jewelry provides the most beautiful jewels having this gem for you to buy.
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