Turquoise & Diamond Pendant


Persian Turquoise & Diamond Pendant

Metal: 14K White Gold
Main Stone: Turquoise Blue
Main Stone Weight: 19x10mm, 0.44ct, AAA
Main Stone Shape:  Oval
Side Stones: Round Diamond
Side Stone Weight: 0.02ct
Total Weight of piece: 3.35g
Bail Type: Bail

Loved for centuries across cultures and locations. Turquoise comes in many different colors & qualities. Persian Turquoise is unlined, solid blue color. This form of Turquoise was extremely popular during the Victorian Era, worn mainly by younger girls. The most desirable color was the ‘Robin Egg Blue’ or ‘Sky Blue’. Since the most desirable stones came from Persia, the term “Persian Turquoise” was applied to the finest, highest quality, unlined solid blue color stones. However, the name does not suggest geographic location of the stones, many of them come from the world-famous Sleeping Beauty Mine in Arizona. This type of Turquoise is still the most desirable, reaching prices per carat sometimes higher than diamonds. Today, this is also one of the rarest Turquoise and not always readily available. Most pieces of Persian turquoise will be set in gold mounting.