Turquoise Jewelry : Quality at an Affordable Price
One of the hottest trends in fashion this year is designer handcrafted Turquoise. As a Precious Gem, it has become a popular accessory in today's fashions. Quality Turquoise is timeless and can be worn for years and passed down from generation to generation. At KR Jewellers, we only promote the finest quality at the best possible price.
Turquoise is one of the oldest known gem materials. The world's oldest turquoise mines are on the Sinai Peninsula. Beads in prehistoric graves show Egyptian kings were wearing turquoise as early as 5500 BC. For two thousand years they sent huge, annual mining expeditions to Sinai. Two to three thousand laborers, plus a military escort, might bring back almost 900 pounds in a good year. Modern attempts to revive these mines have all failed.
Presently the most important deposits of this gem are in the U.S., but other sources include Australia, Chile, China, Mexico, and Iran. Turquoise is a mineral usually found in association with copper deposits. It is sometimes mined as a by-product of copper mining.
The finest Turquoise once came from ancient mines on Mount Ali-Mirsai, near Neyshabur in northeastern Iran. For centuries, nearly all the turquoise used in Europe and western Asia came from these Persian mines. The French term pierre turquoise, meaning "Turkish stone," appeared in the thirteenth century; the gemstone probably first reached Europe through Turkey.
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