Turquoise Anniversary Gemstone
The turquoise anniversary gemstone represents the 6th and 11th wedding anniversary.
We hope the following suggestions will help...
Turquoise Champagne Glasses
Purchase turquoise champagne glasses and a bottle of champagne for the happy couple.
Look for turquoise colored toiletries to purchase. Perfume, shower gel and bath oils are all available in
Turquoise Anniversary Gemstone Turquoise Jewelry
If you are buying jewelry for a gift containing turquoise make sure you are buying the real thing as there are a
lot of imitations on the market. You may decide that you like some of this and purchase it as an extra to go with
Look for the word turquoise in the title, such as 'Turquoise Girl' by Aimee and David Thurlo. Or the 'The
Turquoise Lament' by John D. Macdonald. You may have to explain to the person why you have purchased the book.
Information On Turquoise Gemstones
Turquoise is an opaque,hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminum, mineral blue-to-green. Owing to its unique hue,
it has been prized as a gem and ornamental stone for thousands of years. It is rare and valuable in finer grades
and in recent times turquoise, like most other opaque gems, has lost some of its value due to the introduction of
treatments and imitation stones. Some of which are difficult to detect even by experts.
Iranian turquoise is often considered superior to in color and hardness to any other deposits found around the
world. The very finest turquoise only reaches a hardness of just under 6 on the Mohs scale.
Thousands of years ago a light waxing and oiling were the first treatments used to enhance the color and luster
of the stone. Oiled and waxed stones are prone to sweating when subjected to gentle heat. This will give them a
white film on the surface over time. Today turquoise is treated to enhance its color and durability.
The richness of color determines the value of the stone. The value decreases with the increase of green in and
mottling in the stone.
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