Turquoise Cabochons

Probably one of the most recognized blue semi precious stones in existence, Turquoise has been popular for jewelry cabochons since prehistoric times. It is believed to be one of the first gemstones ever mined.

Turquoise is a hydrated aluminum copper phosphate that often contains iron. Turquoise occurs naturally in shades ranging from sky blue to grey-green, usually in locations where copper is hidden in the soil in high concentrations. The blue color is caused by copper, while the green color is caused by iron or chromium.

The name comes from the French word pierre turquois, which means Turkish stone, because the trade route that brought it to Europe used to come via Turkey. A pure blue gemstone cabochon is very rare, most Turquoise has inclusions of its host or matrix rock. Though Turquoise comes from Persia, Persian Turquoise is often used to refer to solid blue turquoise, not necessarily form Persia.

Turquoise has been mined from what is now known as Iran since 5000 B.C. In fact it is the national gemstone of Iran. In 1990 the tomb of Queen Zar was opened and a turquoise cabochon bracelet was found on the mummies' wrist. Turquoise cabochons are a staple in Native American jewelry and many Native American cultures believe it wards off demons and brings good fortune and happiness.

Metaphysical Properties of Turquoise: Turquoise is said to be beneficial to overall well-being and soundness of one's moods and emotions. Wearing Turquoise cabochons can lift your sagging spirits!

Turquoise is one of the birthstones for the month of December and the semi precious stone for both the 5th and 11th wedding anniversary.

Like most Turquoise on the market these cabochons are stabilized or treated (which means impregnated with a resin) for easy cutting. It is considerably softer than quartz and thus is usually treated in some way for stability.

  • Turquoise Nugget Polished Blue Lapidary Rock #N20 Turquoise Nugget Polished Blue Lapidary Rock #N20

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N20

    Freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 50 mm by 34.5 mm and 7 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated aluminum copper phosphate that...

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  • Turquoise Polished Blue Nugget Wirewrap Jewelry Supplies #N19 Turquoise Polished Blue Nugget Wirewrap Jewelry Supplies #N19

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N19

    Freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 55 mm by 42 mm and 6 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated aluminum copper phosphate that often...

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  • Turquoise Polished Nugget Wirewrap Jewelry Design Supplies #N21 Turquoise Polished Nugget Wirewrap Jewelry Design Supplies #N21

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N21

    Freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 39 mm by 24 mm and 4 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated aluminum copper phosphate that often...

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  • Turquoise Polished Nugget Wirewrap Jewelry Design Supplies #N23 Turquoise Polished Nugget Wirewrap Jewelry Design Supplies #N23

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N23

    Freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 33 mm by 26 mm and 5.5 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated aluminum copper phosphate that...

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  • Turquoise Polished Nugget Cabochon Jewelry Making Supplies #N22 Turquoise Polished Nugget Cabochon Jewelry Making Supplies #N22

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N22

    Freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 30 mm by 22 mm and 5 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated aluminum copper phosphate that often...

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  • Large Polished Nacozari Turquoise Nugget Natural Cabochon #N18 Large Polished Nacozari Turquoise Nugget Natural Cabochon #N18

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N18

    Large freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 66 mm (2.6 inches!) long by 37.5 mm at its widest and 12 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated...

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  • Turquoise Polished Nugget Cabochon Jewelry Design Supplies #N16 Turquoise Polished Nugget Cabochon Jewelry Design Supplies #N16

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N16

    Freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 31 mm by 26 mm and 5.5 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated aluminum copper phosphate that...

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  • Turquoise Polished Nugget Cabochon Jewelry Making Supplies #N24 Turquoise Polished Nugget Cabochon Jewelry Making Supplies #N24

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N24

    Freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 32 mm by 26 mm and 8 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated aluminum copper phosphate that often...

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  • Mexican Turquoise Polished Nugget Cabochon Stone #N16 Mexican Turquoise Polished Nugget Cabochon Stone #N16

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N17

    Freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 30 mm by 30 mm and 9.5 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated aluminum copper phosphate that...

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  • North American Turquoise Polished Nugget Cabochon Stone #N15 North American Turquoise Polished Nugget Cabochon Stone #N15

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N15

    Freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 39 mm by 27 mm and 6 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated aluminum copper phosphate that often...

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  • North American Turquoise Nugget Cabochon Stone #N10 North American Turquoise Nugget Cabochon Stone #N10

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N10

    Freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 41 mm by 21 mm and 6 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated aluminum copper phosphate that often...

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  • Turquoise Nugget Tumble Polished Blue Stone Jewelry Making #N14 Turquoise Nugget Tumble Polished Blue Stone Jewelry Making #N14

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N14

    Large freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 85 mm (3.3 inches!) long by 39 mm at its widest and 7 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated...

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  • Turquoise Nugget Tumble Polished Blue Stone Wire Wrapping  #N9 Turquoise Nugget Tumble Polished Blue Stone Wire Wrapping  #N9

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N9

    Large freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 69 mm (2.7 inches!) long by 43 mm at its widest and 5 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated...

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  • Nacozari Mexico Turquoise Nugget Cabochon Stone #N8 Nacozari Mexico Turquoise Nugget Cabochon Stone #N8

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N8

    Freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 28.5 mm by 26 mm and 8 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated aluminum copper phosphate that...

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  • Nacozari Turquoise Nugget Cabochon Semiprecious Stone #N7 Nacozari Turquoise Nugget Cabochon Semiprecious Stone #N7

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N7

    Freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 29 mm by 24 mm and 3.5 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated aluminum copper phosphate that...

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  • Large Polished Naco Turquoise Nugget Natural Cabochon #N5 Large Polished Naco Turquoise Nugget Natural Cabochon #N5

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N12

    Large freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 60 mm (2.4 inches!) long by 41 mm at its widest and 10.5 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated...

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  • Large Polished Turquoise Nugget Natural Cabochon Blue Stone #N5 Large Polished Turquoise Nugget Natural Cabochon Blue Stone #N5

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N5

    Large freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 60 mm (1.8 inches!) long by 47 mm at its widest and 8 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated...

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  • Turquoise Nugget Cabochon Semiprecious Blue Gemstone #N13 Turquoise Nugget Cabochon Semiprecious Blue Gemstone #N13

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N13

    Freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 34 mm by 22 mm and 6 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated aluminum copper phosphate that often...

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  • Turquoise Nugget Freefrom Cabochon Blue Gemstone #N6 Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N6

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N6

    Freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 37 mm by 30 mm and 7 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated aluminum copper phosphate that often...

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  • Turquoise Nugget Organic Cabochon Blue Stone #N11 Turquoise Nugget Organic Cabochon Blue Stone #N11

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N11

    Freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 29 mm by 27 mm and 6 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated aluminum copper phosphate that often...

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  • Large Polished Turquoise Nugget Tumble Cabochon Blue Stone #N4 Large Polished Turquoise Nugget Tumble Cabochon Blue Stone #N4

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N4

    Large freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 53 mm (2.1 inches!) long by 47 mm at its widest and 8 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated...

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  • Polished Turquoise Nugget Tumble Large Cabochon Blue Stone #N3 Polished Turquoise Nugget Tumble Large Cabochon Blue Stone #N3

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N3

    Large freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 63 mm (2.5 inches!) long by 38 mm at its widest and 10 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated...

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  • Turquoise Nugget Tumble Polished Blue Stone Wire Wrap #N2 Turquoise Nugget Tumble Polished Blue Stone Wire Wrap #N2

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N2

    Large freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 78 mm (3 inches!) long by 37.5 mm at its widest and 8 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated...

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  • Turquoise Nugget Tumble Polished Freeform Cabochon Blue Stone #N1 Turquoise Nugget Tumble Polished Freeform Cabochon Blue Stone #N1

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N1

    Large freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 58.5 mm (2.3 inches!) long by 50 mm at its widest and 9 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated...

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