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8908 Menaul NE
New Mexico, 87111
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Persian turquoise is a beautiful blue color turquoise with no matrix at all and it was originally mined in Persia and then brought to Europe. In New Mexico, the Cerrillos mines just south of Santa Fe were also found to have a similar type of turquoise. The story is that this turquoise was used by the Tiffany company in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and it may have even been the source of the lovely aqua color in their advertising.
The turquoise used in Victorian jewelry has an interesting history, and to read more about it, click HERE. The last photo shows just some of the many rings that were made using turquoise, and they are fun to collect and wear together or one at a time! View View View
All items in excellent vintage condition unless otherwise noted.