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 Mine is one of the oldest and highest producing Turquoise Mines in America. It was originally discovered by prehistoric Indians well over 1000 years ago. It is still operating and currently owned by Colbaugh Processing, Inc.
Turquoise is a hydrated aluminum copper phosphate that often contains iron.
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.
Like most Turquoise on the market, these semi precious gemstone cabochons are stabilized or treated before cutting.
Metaphysical Properties: 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 gemstone for both the 5th and 11th wedding anniversary.