As of Now we are getting ready for Tuscon Show. Please Visit us there. Below are the Show Details. We look forward to see you there. Currently, we can not ship you anything UNTIL MARCH. If you have any questions OR you need anything urgent, you can call us or text us at 917.915.3080.
GEM HOUSE USA
GEM MALL SHOW
4475 South Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85714
Turquoise is a sky-blue or green translucent to opaque basic aluminum phosphate that contains copper. It has been prized as a gemstone for millennia. Turquoise can be identified by its distinctive sky blue, blue-green or apple-green color and waxy to matt luster. Turquoise is the only gemstone that has a color named after it. Turquoise is sometimes mixed with malachite or chrysocolla, which causes a blue and green mottled appearance. The turquoise that is found in the USA contains iron rather than aluminum, so it is actually a mixture of turquoise and chalcosiderite. Since it contains iron, it is a green color. Pure blue turquoise is rare and turquoise is mostly interspersed by brown, dark-grey or black veins, which can be sparse or dense. Turquoise is translucent to opaque, though translucent materials are rare. It exhibits a waxy to matt luster. Most turquoise has dark-grey, brown or black veiny inclusions of matrix or other minerals.