Original Persian Turquoise Diamond Pendant Silver Set, Natural Untreated Stone, Antique, Rare, Gold Set FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING 9752
THIS PENDANT A rare opportunity to own a beautifully redesigned piece of rare old Persian turquoise! Completely natural, with no colour modifications or stabilisation, the turquoise in this pendant was sourced from old mines in what is now modern day Iran, where mining still takes place today.
Rescued from an old collection and reset in sterling silver with an 18ct gold accented sparkling diamond bail, this makes for a truly original heirloom piece and a fascinating piece of history.
Turquoise measures 26x20mm, with the whole pendant measuring 42x28mm.
Diamond is 2mm diameter.
Comes with a complimentary 18 sterling silver snake chain and is presented in a Two Skies branded jewellery box.
PERSIAN TURQUOISE The word turquoise dates to the 17th century and is derived from the French word turquois for Turkish because the mineral was first brought to Europe through Turkey, from mines in the historical Khorasan Province of Persia (now north eastern Iran).
It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique colour.
Please note, that there may be a slight colour difference from you what you see on your monitor to the turquoise in person everyones monitor is different and we cant control individual settings.
Photos are shot in soft white LED light and we never apply colour filters.
If in any doubt, please ask for an additional photo before purchase.
STERLING SILVER (925%) Why do silversmiths use 925%? Measured in parts per thousand, pure silver (999%) is too soft so silversmiths mix it with other metals to make it it harder.
The purer the metal, the higher the polish, but it is a lot softer (thus less durable).
The harder the metal is, the more hard wearing the jewellery is, but it will also tarnish easier as it has less silver content.
Therefore, the silver industry set a standard percentage content for fine silver (925) what we know as sterling silver.
At Two Skies our silversmiths use 925 (sterling) silver for ring shafts and moving parts, and a very high 950% on our stones settings, which enables us to get a strong jewellery item with a beautiful and secure stone setting, without any gluing.
Each piece of our jewellery is hand stamped with our Two Skies Hallmark alongside the recognised industry 925 Hallmark. 18ct RECYCLED GOLD The perfect compromise between purity and strength, 18t gold contains 75% gold, with the rest is made up of other more durable metal alloys, used to add strength.
White metals are be added to create white gold with copper added to create rose gold.
18ct gold is appreciated for its radiance and much warmer and brighter tones than 14ct and 9ct (58.5% and 37.5% pure gold respectively).
24ct (99.9%) and 22ct (91.6%) are the purest forms of gold, but as such they are very soft, so are only suitable for intricate jewellery, making 18ct the most affordable and durable option for our varied jewellery pieces. Why do we use RECYCLED 18ct gold?
Commercial gold mining is one of the most environmentally destructive mining processes (1g of gold can produce up to 1000kg of toxic waste)! We source our gold from old stashes, antique coins and bits of old jewellery which are being sold as scrap metal.
We melt this down, purify it, and bring it to the desired gold content needed for the jewellery item (as noted above).
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