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Turquoise Jewelry

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Explore NOVICA's Turquoise Jewelry Collection. Discover unique designs, handcrafted by global artisans. From simple studs to beautifully embellished statement necklaces, you will find traditional and contemporary styles designed to delight those seeking this captivating blue-green stone.

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Spotlight on Turquoise Jewelry

Turquoise has remained at the height of fashion since ancient times; it is one of the oldest-known and most prized gemstones. Turquoise adorned the rulers of ancient Egypt, Persia, Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley, and was favored by many Native American cultures. It was also amongst the first gems to be mined, and some historic mines are still working today. In Mexico, the Aztecs inlaid turquoise together with gold and other precious gems to create admirable masks, knives and shields. Oscar Figueroa preserves this legacy with his original turquoise bracelet designs, set in sterling silver.Natural turquoise is not readily available throughout the world, yet talented jewelers and silversmiths remain undeterred; they continue creating original designs with reconstituted turquoise. Indonesian designers such as Agung Pribadi create highly detailed reconstituted turquoise rings, whereas Thai designers like Sasina focus on trendy minimalism with reconstituted turquoise earrings.Turquoise is the birthstone gem for Sagittarius, its birth month is December, and it's the anniversary gem for the 5th year of marriage. It is regarded as a highly protective stone, and when given as a gift, turquoise is believed to bestow wealth and happiness upon the receiver.

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