Offered is a precious natural turquoise boulder in its genuine rich greenish-blue or sky-blue color and pure solid appearance from several thousands of years ago.
The pastel shades of turquoise have been admired by many great cultures such as ancient Egypt, the Aztects, Mesopotamia, Persia, and to some extent in ancient China since the Shang Dynasty.
This gorgeous stone has been known since the 17th century by the French as "Turques" for "Turks" for it was first brought to Europe from Turkey and later from the historical mines of Khorasan Province of Persia. Most of the world's turquoise rough is currently produced in the southwestern United States, China, Chile, Egypt, Iran, and Mexico.
This ancient, large, rare, and natural turquoise boulder is truly unique to any antique fine jewelry collection.
Height: 7 cm (2.75 inches)
Width: 16 cm (6.30 inches)
Depth: 8.5 cm (3.35 inches)
Weight: 1246 grams