Stunning Sky Blue Cabochon Persian Turquoise in MACGREGOR, Queensland for sale

Stunning Sky Blue Cabochon Persian Turquoise
Stunning Sky Blue Cabochon Persian Turquoise
Stunning Sky Blue Cabochon Persian Turquoise

This is a beautiful sky blue cabochon cut Persian turquoise from the famous mines of Neishabur. It is ready to be placed in a necklace or a ring or just keep rare piece in your collection. It is 0.8 Gram and measures 12 mm x 9 mm.
I cherry picked this piece in my recent trip to Iran and now its your chance to own it. I have vitneced how the price of turquoise increased dramatically in Iran in recent years. Iran also imports turquoise from other countries such as America, Egypt and China but they are cheaper. These turquoises due to their inferior quality are usually stabilised by polymers and dyed while Persian turquoise has a very nice luster and takes a great polish therefore does not need these kinds of treatments. Don’t expect you would find this valuable stone with low price, Persian turquoise is even expensive in Iran. One of the ways to identify Persian turquoise is the matrix bed rock which is left on the back of the stone. It is known there are more carts of diamond in the word than fine quality turquoise.
Iran has a number of turquoise mines but the most famous turquoise comes from Neishabur. This mine has been mined since 5000 years ago (based on the human bones which was found) and is considered as the best quality turquoise in the world.
Turquoise was once a highly prestigious gemstone of cultures such as the Persians (Iran), Egyptians, Aztecs and Tibetans. Interestingly, the belief shared by all these civilizations associate turquoise with success, a bringer of good fortune and protection. In Persia turquoise initially was called "pirouzeh" meaning "victory" and later after Arab invasion "firouzeh".
The word turquoise, which dates to the 17th century, is derived from the French turques for "Turks", because the mineral was first brought to Europe from Turkey, from mines in the historical Khorasan Province of Persia. Pliny the Elder referred to the mineral as callais and the Aztecs knew it as chalchihuitl.
Did you know that no English gentleman of the 17th century was regarded as well dressed or well adorned unless he wore jewelry of turquoise? This stone was so highly valued that all 79 of the emeralds in the crown that Napoleon I gave his consort Empress Marie Louise were replaced with Persian Turquoise cabochons. - See more at: http://www.durangosilver.com/persianturquoisemines.htm#sthash.f69z3uMf.dpuf