Vintage 9ct, 9k, 375 Turquoise domed stud earrings, 11x11mm
A lovely pair of Turquoise cluster earrings, each featuring twenty-one cabachon Turquoise gemstones mounted in a pave setting.
Complete with post and scrolls fittings (both hallmarked for 9carat gold).
The earrings measure 11mm with a depth of 5.5mm
These pretty earrings are beautifully presented in a black leatherette and velvet box.
WEIGHT: 2.8 grams
HALLMARKS: As above
CONDITION: Very good condition
DATE: Modern (1960 to present day)
PRODUCT CODE: ER060
Turquoise is a very porous and absorptive precious stone. When exposed to water, oils and other chemicals it soaks them up like a sponge, this can cause a variety of effects. Turquoise is a compound that includes metals such as aluminum, copper or iron. Water and oil can cause some of these metals to oxidize, or in other words rust. As a result of oxidation, the stones can change color. Blue turquoise that contains copper can change from a light blue to a dark green. The iron changes from green to darker green and aluminum from light blue to darker blues and greens.
The oils in our hands have a very similar affect as water. Over years, or even decades, of touching a turquoise stone with our fingers can lead to the stone changing color.
Please note that images have been enlarged to show detail. All measurements are listed in the description. All items are Antique, Vintage and/or Pre-owned and will naturally have signs of wear & tear commensurate with age.
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