Turquoise pendant wire wrapped in sterling silver. Handmade and donated by Robin and Jay Paulson. Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral. Turquoise’s popularity can be dated back to ancient Egypt in 6000 BCE when it used for protective amulets and royal jewelry for figures such as King Tut and Cleopatra. Turquoise was also considered a sacred stone by Native Americans, who thought of turquoise as a powerful connection between Heaven and Earth and used it as a healing stone. The word turquoise comes from the French word “turquois”, meaning “Turkish”, because the mineral was first brought to Europe through Turkey in the 17th century.
100% of the proceeds from your purchase will be used to fund the Bidwell Gem & Mineral Museum. All shop items were donated by members of the Glendora Gems Lapidary Club.