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23 Oct 2016

What Is Turquoise?

Turquoise may be the birthstone of December and it is traditionally considered the anniversary gemstone to the 11th year of marriage.

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Chemically, a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminum, turquoise is actually created when meteoric material or groundwater percolates through aluminous rock within the existence of copper. That is why, it's associated with copper deposits being a secondary mineral, frequently in copper deposits in arid, semiarid, or desert environments. It is made up of phosphate of aluminum, colored by copper and traces of iron. Some gemologists believe that the stunning blue color is produced by a complex ion formed by copper and ammonium. The finest colored materials...