Vintage Turquoise Bead Pearl Necklace


Vintage turquoise bead necklace with 18k white gold clasp

Not branded
18k White Gold
224.2 grams
21" L; the beads diameter varies from 1/4" (the smallest) to 5/8" (the largest).

A gorgeous turquoise bead necklace from 1970s. Features three threads of graduated size Persian turquoise beads and fresh water seed pearl. 

The ball clasp is made of 18k white gold. 

The turquoise color varies from blue-green to robin’s egg blue. The beads are in excellent condition, no cracks or scuffs. 

The necklace drapes nicely around a neck, creating stunning, a collar-like look. 

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    Do you know that in 17th century wearing turquoise jewelry was a must for a well dressed gentleman? The stone was popular to the point when all of the emeralds in the crown that Napoleon I gave Empress Marie Louise were replaced with Persian turquoise cabochons.

    Today Persian turquoise is beloved by jewelry aficionados for its warm, calming color. It may vary from sky-blue to green. As to the dark veins, it depends on your preferences and a certain piece. Some jewelry collectors prefer turquoise with web pattern of matrix as it adds character to a piece.

    The name “turquoise” came from the French pierre tourques that translates as a “Turkish stone.” The mineral was first transported to the west through Turkey from mines in the historical Khorasan province of Iran (Persia) and Afghanistan. Pre-Columbian Native Americans mined the stone throughout nowadays. In all these cultures turquoise was considered as a protective stone for warriors and symbolized the connection to the heaven.


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