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Genuine Turquoise and Moonstone Sterling Silver Ring

Genuine Turquoise and Moonstone Sterling Silver Ring

SKU: SSGTMS-131669-77
$60.00Price

NEW!!!  Genuine Turquoise and Moonstone Two Stone Sterling Silver Ring.  The face height of this ring measures 20.2 mm.  Right now, this ring is out-of-stock in Size 8.  We will update this listing when those sizes become available.  

 

Disclaimer:  The gemstones in this ring are natural and can vary in color.  We cannot guarantee the color variations of natural gemstones.  

 

 

Turquoise is found in only a few places on earth: dry and barren regions where acidic, copper-rich groundwater seeps downward and reacts with minerals that contain phosphorus and aluminum.  The result of this sedimentary process is a porous, semitranslucent to opaque compound of hydrated copper and aluminum phosphate.  Turquoise is found in Africa, Belgium, China, France, Iran, Mexico, the United States, and many other places around the world.  

 

History of Turquoise 

 

Turquoise is a gemstone that formed nearly 30 million years ago when water trickled through a host rock leaving behind deposits of copper, zinc, and aluminum. It gets its color from the metals in the ground where it forms. The gemstone has a rich history throughout millennia and across a variety of cultures. Some highlights of its history include:

 

  • The rulers of ancient Egypt adorned themselves with turquoise jewelry.
  • Chinese artisans were carving it more than 3,000 years ago.
  • Pre-Columbian Native Americans mined the turquoise stone throughout the present-day southwestern United States.
  • The word “turquoise” comes from the French Pierre torques for “Turkish stone”.
  • Turquoise gemstones were found in jewelry in Egyptian tombs, dating back to 3000 BC.

 

What is Moonstone?

 

Moonstone is a mineral of the orthoclase feldspar group and is composed of potassium aluminum silicate. It is distinguished from other similar stones by the presence of adularescence. Though the stone has optical qualities similar to some labradorite stones, labradorite is a plagioclase feldspar whereas moonstone is orthoclase feldspar. Plagioclase feldspar is composed of calcium and sodium and orthoclase feldspar is composed of potassium. 


Ancient cultures coveted moonstones and created origins for the stone as spectacular as the stone itself. Many believed the stone was created from moonbeams. Others strongly associated the stone's powers with the moon. The stone was especially prized during a full moon. Moonstone is thought to bring its wearer good fortune and feelings of love and affection. 
 

 

  • LOCAL DELIVERY

    We can deliver this ring to you if you live in the Tooele, Utah area, or surrounding areas.  Please get in touch with us for more information,  or choose local delivery at the checkout. 

  • SHIPPING INFO

    All items will be shipped USPS First Class Mail.  

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