African Turquoise Rondelle Gemstone Necklace. These beaded gemstone necklaces feature African Turquoise rondelle-shaped beads and are unique one-of-a-kind creations. They are stunning on their own or pair them with one of our African Turquoise Gemstone Bracelet or African Turquoise Chunky Beaded Bracelets and/or a pair of our African Turquoise Woven Circle Earrings for a more complete look. Necklaces are made to withstand outdoor activities and are water-friendly.
Available lengths: 18″, 20″
PHOTOS ARE FOR EXAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY!
Your jewelry will vary slightly due to the unique nature of shells, pearls, and/or gemstones.
Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminum, with the chemical formula CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O. It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. In recent times, turquoise has been devalued, like most other opaque gems, by the introduction onto the market of treatments, imitations, and synthetics.
Turquoise has been known by many names. Pliny the Elder referred to the mineral as callais (from Ancient Greek κάλαϊς) and the Aztecs knew it as chalchihuitl. The word turquoise dates to the 17th century and is derived from the French turquois for “Turkish” because the mineral was first brought to Europe through Turkey, from mines in the historical Khorasan Province of Persia.
The Healing Energies, Metaphysical Properties, Legendary Uses and Meaning of Turquoise (opens in a new window)