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Turquoise Cabochons

Turquoise has been popular for jewelry cabochons since prehistoric times.

It is probably one of the most recognized blue semi precious stones in existence.

Turquoise is believed to be one of the first gemstones ever mined, dating back to 6000 B.C. in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

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.

Turquoise is found in the southwest of the United States, mostly in Arizona and Nevada, and down into Sonora, Mexico. 

Most of the Turquoise on the market now comes from China.

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.

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.

Metaphysical Properties of Turquoise:

Turquoise is said to be beneficial to overall well-being and soundness of one's moods and emotions. It is said Turquoise is a stone for self-forgiveness, self-acceptance, and the release of useless regrets.  Also wearing a Turquoise cabochon may lift your sagging spirits!

 

  • Turquoise Blue Loose Stone Cabochon Kingman Arizona Oval #7 Turquoise Blue Loose Stone Cabochon Kingman Arizona Oval #7

    Turquoise Cabochon #7

    Oval shaped blue stone Turquoise designer cabochon 18 mm by 11 mm and 3.5 mm thick. This Turquoise cabochon is from the Kingman Turquoise Mine (AKA the The Mineral Park Mine) in Kingman, Arizona. The Kingman Turquoise Mine is one of the oldest and...

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  • Arizona Turquoise Blue Stone Cabochon 14 mm by 11 mm #12 Arizona Turquoise Blue Stone Cabochon 14 mm by 11 mm #12

    Turquoise Cabochon #12

    Oval shaped blue stone Turquoise designer cabochon 14 mm by 11 mm and 3 mm thick. This Turquoise cabochon is from the Kingman Turquoise Mine (AKA the The Mineral Park Mine) in Kingman, Arizona. The Kingman Turquoise Mine is one of the oldest and...

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  • Arizona Turquoise Blue Stone Cabochon Jewelry Making Supplies #11 Arizona Turquoise Blue Stone Cabochon Jewelry Making Supplies #11

    Turquoise Cabochon #11

    Oval shaped blue stone Turquoise designer cabochon 17 mm by 9 mm and 4 mm thick. This Turquoise cabochon is from the Kingman Turquoise Mine (AKA the The Mineral Park Mine) in Kingman, Arizona. The Kingman Turquoise Mine is one of the oldest and highest...

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  • Blue Gemstone Small Cabochon Arizona Turquoise 11 mm by 9 mm #4 Blue Gemstone Small Cabochon Arizona Turquoise 11 mm by 9 mm #4

    Turquoise Cabochon #4

    Very small oval shaped blue stone Turquoise designer cabochon 11 mm by 9 mm and 4 mm thick. This Turquoise cabochon is from the Kingman Turquoise Mine (AKA the The Mineral Park Mine) in Kingman, Arizona. The Kingman Turquoise Mine is one of the...

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  • Blue Stone Small Cabochon Kingman Arizona Turquoise 11 mm by 9 mm #2 Blue Stone Small Cabochon Kingman Arizona Turquoise 11 mm by 9 mm #2

    Turquoise Cabochon #22

    Very small oval shaped blue stone Turquoise designer cabochon 11 mm by 9 mm and 4 mm thick. This Turquoise cabochon is from the Kingman Turquoise Mine (AKA the The Mineral Park Mine) in Kingman, Arizona. The Kingman Turquoise Mine is one of the...

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  • Arizona Turquoise Blue Stone Cabochon Jewelry Designer Supplies #24 Arizona Turquoise Blue Stone Cabochon Jewelry Designer Supplies #24

    Turquoise Cabochon #24

    Oval shaped blue stone Turquoise designer cabochon 17 mm by 12 mm and 4.5 mm thick. This Turquoise cabochon is from the Kingman Turquoise Mine (AKA the The Mineral Park Mine) in Kingman, Arizona. The Kingman Turquoise Mine is one of the oldest and...

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  • Blue Stone Small Cabochon Kingman Arizona Turquoise Oval #3 Blue Stone Small Cabochon Kingman Arizona Turquoise Oval #3

    Turquoise Cabochon #3

    Oval shaped blue stone Turquoise designer cabochon 16 mm by 11 mm and 4 mm thick. This Turquoise cabochon is from the Kingman Turquoise Mine (AKA the The Mineral Park Mine) in Kingman, Arizona. The Kingman Turquoise Mine is one of the oldest and...

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  • Turquoise Kingman Arizona Matched Pair for Jewelry Cabochons #9 Turquoise Kingman Arizona Matched Pair for Jewelry Cabochons #9

    Turquoise Matched Pair Cabochons #9

    Triangle shaped beautiful blue semi precious stone Turquoise designer matched pair cabochons for earrings 16 mm by 13 mm and 3.5 mm thick. These turquoise cabochons weigh about 4.5 carats each. This Turquoise cabochon is from the Kingman Turquoise Mine...

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  • Blue Stone Designer Cabochon Kingman Arizona Turquoise Oval #8 Blue Stone Designer Cabochon Kingman Arizona Turquoise Oval #8

    Turquoise Cabochon #8

    Oval shaped blue stone Turquoise designer cabochon 24 mm by 15.5 mm and 4.5 mm thick. This Turquoise cabochon is from the Kingman Turquoise Mine (AKA the The Mineral Park Mine) in Kingman, Arizona. The Kingman Turquoise Mine is one of the oldest...

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  • Blue Turquoise Small Triangles Matched Pair Cabochons for Earrings #14 Blue Turquoise Small Triangles Matched Pair Cabochons for Earrings #14

    Turquoise Matched Pair Cabochons #14

    Small triangle shaped beautiful blue with matrix inclusions semi precious stone Turquoise designer matched pair cabochons for earrings 18 mm by 11 mm and 4 mm thick. These turquoise cabochons weigh about 4.5 carats each. This Turquoise cabochon is from...

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  • Turquoise Blue Jewelry Stone Cabochon Kingman Arizona Oval #14 Turquoise Blue Jewelry Stone Cabochon Kingman Arizona Oval #14

    Turquoise Cabochon #14

    Oval shaped blue stone Turquoise designer cabochon 21 mm by 16 mm and 4 mm thick. This Turquoise cabochon is from the Kingman Turquoise Mine (AKA the The Mineral Park Mine) in Kingman, Arizona. The Kingman Turquoise Mine is one of the oldest and...

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  • Blue Stone Cabochon Kingman Arizona Turquoise 22 mm by 16 mm #6 Blue Stone Cabochon Kingman Arizona Turquoise 22 mm by 16 mm #6

    Turquoise Cabochon #6

    Oval shaped blue stone Turquoise designer cabochon 22 mm by 16 mm and 5 mm thick. This Turquoise cabochon is from the Kingman Turquoise Mine (AKA the The Mineral Park Mine) in Kingman, Arizona. The Kingman Turquoise Mine is one of the oldest and...

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  • Natural Turquoise Nugget Polished Blue Lapidary Rock #N19 Natural Turquoise Nugget Polished Blue Lapidary Rock #N19

    Turquoise Nugget Cabochon #N19

    Freeform natural shaped tumble polished Turquoise nugget cabochon 62 mm by 45 mm and 11 mm at its thickest. The natural blue semiprecious stone material named Turquoise is a hydrated aluminum copper phosphate that often contains iron...

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  • Blue Turquoise Gold Pyrite Matched Pair Cabochons Stones #19 Blue Turquoise Gold Pyrite Matched Pair Cabochons Stones #19

    Turquoise Matched Pair Cabochons #19

    Small trapezoid shaped beautiful blue with golden pyrite inclusions semi precious stone Turquoise designer matched pair cabochons for earrings 15 mm by 4.5 to 8 mm and 3.5 mm thick. These turquoise cabochons weigh about 3 carats each. This Turquoise...

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  • Blue Turquoise Gold Pyrite Matched Pair Cabochons for Earrings #1 Blue Turquoise Gold Pyrite Matched Pair Cabochons for Earrings #1

    Turquoise Matched Pair Cabochons #1

    Small trapezoid shaped beautiful blue with golden pyrite inclusions semi precious stone Turquoise designer matched pair cabochons for earrings 15.5 mm by 4 to 8.5 mm and 4 mm thick. These turquoise cabochons weigh about 4 carats each. This Turquoise...

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  • Blue Turquoise Natural Matched Pair Cabochons for Earrings #23 Blue Turquoise Natural Matched Pair Cabochons for Earrings #23

    Turquoise Matched Pair Cabochons #23

    Small trapezoid shaped beautiful blue semi precious stone Turquoise designer matched pair cabochons for earrings 16 mm by 5 to 7.5 mm and 4 mm thick. These turquoise cabochons weigh about 3.5 carats each. This Turquoise cabochon is from the Kingman...

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  • Turquoise Gemstone Matched Pair Cabochons for Earrings #16 Turquoise Gemstone Matched Pair Cabochons for Earrings #16

    Turquoise Matched Pair Cabochons #16

    Oval shaped beautiful blue semi precious stone Turquoise designer matched pair cabochons for earrings 19.5 mm by 11.5 mm and 4 mm thick. These turquoise cabochons weigh about 5 carats each. This Turquoise cabochon is from the Kingman Turquoise Mine...

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  • Rare Large Turquoise Collector Cabochon Blue Stone #xl1 Rare Large Turquoise Collector Cabochon Blue Stone #xl1

    Turquoise Large Collector Cabochon #XL1

    Extra large oval shaped blue stone Turquoise collector cabochon 78 mm (3 inches) by 53 mm (2 inches) and 8.5 mm thick. This Turquoise cabochon is from the Kingman Turquoise Mine (AKA the The Mineral Park Mine) in Kingman, Arizona. The Kingman Turquoise...

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  • Kingman Arizona Turquoise Jewelry Stone Cabochon Triangle #2 Kingman Arizona Turquoise Jewelry Stone Cabochon Triangle #2

    Turquoise Cabochon #2

    Triangle shaped blue semi precious gemstone Turquoise designer cabochon 41 mm by 22 mm and 5.5 mm thick. This Turquoise cabochon is from the Kingman Turquoise Mine (AKA the The Mineral Park Mine) in Kingman, Arizona. The Kingman Turquoise Mine is...

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  • Turquoise Kingman Arizona Matched Pair for Earrings Cabochons #22 Turquoise Kingman Arizona Matched Pair for Earrings Cabochons #22

    Turquoise Matched Pair Cabochons #22

    Triangle shaped beautiful blue semi precious stone Turquoise designer matched pair cabochons for earrings 17 mm by 16 mm and 4 mm thick. These turquoise cabochons weigh about 6.5 carats each. This Turquoise cabochon is from the Kingman Turquoise Mine...

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  • Blue Stone Cabochon Kingman Arizona Turquoise 24 mm by 18 mm #23 Blue Stone Cabochon Kingman Arizona Turquoise 24 mm by 18 mm #23

    Turquoise Cabochon #23

    Oval shaped blue stone Turquoise designer cabochon 24 mm by 18 mm and 4.5 mm thick. This Turquoise cabochon is from the Kingman Turquoise Mine (AKA the The Mineral Park Mine) in Kingman, Arizona. The Kingman Turquoise Mine is one of the oldest and...

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  • Turquoise Gemstone Matched Pair for Earrings Cabochons Triangle #20 Turquoise Gemstone Matched Pair for Earrings Cabochons Triangle #20

    Turquoise Matched Pair Cabochons #20

    Triangle shaped beautiful blue semi precious stone Turquoise designer matched pair cabochons for earrings 30.5 mm by 9 mm and 4 mm thick. These turquoise cabochons weigh about 7 carats each. This Turquoise cabochon is from the Kingman Turquoise Mine...

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  • Chinese Green Turquoise Gemstone Cabochon Stone #16 Chinese Green Turquoise Gemstone Cabochon Stone #16

    Turquoise Cabochon #16

    Oval shaped green semi precious gemstone Turquoise designer cabochon 32 mm by 19 mm and 5 mm thick. This Turquoise cabochon is from China. Turquoise is a hydrated aluminum copper phosphate that often contains iron.  The name comes from the...

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  • Stone Cabochon Chinese Turquoise Triangle Jewelry Supplies #15 Stone Cabochon Chinese Turquoise Triangle Jewelry Supplies #15

    Turquoise Cabochon #15

    Triangle shaped blue semi precious stone Turquoise designer cabochon 25 mm by 13 mm by 4 mm thick. This Turquoise cabochon is from China. Turquoise is a hydrated aluminum copper phosphate that often contains iron.  The name comes from the...

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