Turquoise is an opaque gemstone with varying hues of blue, green and blue-green. During ancient times, the stone was introduced in Europe via the trade route that crossed Turkey, which is where the name derives. It is crafted into jewelry using nugget form, sometimes faceted but mostly seen en cabochon. During Queen Victoria’s reign, turquoise surged in popularity. She often gave gifts with turquoise included in the design. Turquoise was seen in rings, bracelets, brooches and necklaces, among others.
Sterling Silver Tufa Cast & Turquoise Cuff by Ira Custer