K159 Peruvian Turquoise Necklace FINE & RARE

K159 Peruvian Turquoise Necklace FINE & RARE

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£695.00
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    Never heard of Peruvian Turquoise. Not surprising, as far as I know it only comes from one small area, is extremely attractive and its price reflects its rarity. Also examples of this quality are extremely rare - I doubt there's another necklace like this in the UK. Peruvian Turquoise is noted for its blue colour. Normally Turquoise from the USA is quite soft, so they 'stabilise' the beads or nuggets with an infusion of acrylic to make them harder. Peruvian Turquoise is harder naturally, so...
    Never heard of Peruvian Turquoise. Not surprising, as far as I know it only comes from one small area, is extremely attractive and its price reflects its rarity. Also examples of this quality are extremely rare - I doubt there's another necklace like this in the UK. Peruvian Turquoise is noted for its blue colour. Normally Turquoise from the USA is quite soft, so they 'stabilise' the beads or nuggets with an infusion of acrylic to make them harder. Peruvian Turquoise is harder naturally, so this is unstabilised and exactly as nature intended, The beads carved directly from the natural stone, showing the mix of Turquoise and the matrix which includes some Chrysocolla - which again helps with its natural hardness. I have only ever seen single pieces before (small cabochons for gem collectors around $100 each!) and this is the only time I have seen it as round beads. To emphasise its rarity, the seller reckoned he had the market for high quality Peruvian Turquoise cornered and this necklace is 20% of all the beads he had. Gilded silver magnetic clasp. 50cm long. Largest bead approx 17mm. We like to wear unique things with a story behind them and the chances are, you do too.
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    UK Standard Delivery (Royal Mail Tracked 48) £4.99

    NEXT DAY UK & CI Royal Mail Special Delivery (Delivered next day if ordered before 1.00pm) £9.95

    Europe via Airsure or Tracked, under 1kg £18 , 1-2 kg  £28

    Rest of World Airsure or Tracked, under 1kg £20, 1kg+ £50

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