Turquoise Stone jewelry is the wonderful summertime jewelry for your outfits! Because of its green color, it’s great to adorn any look with. There have been sales of turquoise pieces lately just waiting to get into your jewelry box. Mega cute wrap bracelets, earrings, and necklaces will surely brighten up your summer looks.
Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. It is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch, healing to the eye as if carved from an azure heaven and slipped to earth. Its unique shade of blue, often blue-green, lends it a name, Turquoise, to all things of this tranquil hue. Some say that this is the color that helps when you endure mental stress and tiredness. Even claiming it helps to combat the feelings of loneliness.
How to identify turquoise?
There are many imitations and substandard products on the market, and some bad merchants take these imitations and processed substandard products to deceive consumers. To share with you some of the better imitations and Turquoise differences, for your reference.
1. Turquoise and gibbsite: from the color, the former is darker and the latter is lighter; from the luster, the former is greasy luster, the latter is glass luster; the hardness of gibbsite is lower than that of turquoise, and the toughness is not as good as that of turquoise.
2. Turquoise and silica-malachite: Turquoise is opaque, and the transparency of silica-malachite is higher; the density, hardness and refractive index of silica-malachite are lower than that of turquoise.
3. Turquoise and Blue-Green Glass: Blue-Green Glass has a glassy luster, while Turquoise has a greasy luster.
4. Dyed turquoise: The color of dyed turquoise is very light, not the original natural color of turquoise.
5. Injection-molded turquoise: The refractive index, density, and hardness of the injection-molded turquoise are lower than those of the original turquoise.