Persian Turquoise is one of my all time favorite gems. Long before the United States became the world's largest supplier of turquoise, the finest turquoise was mined in Persia. During the 19th century it was a prized stone - thought to have healing properties and bring good luck and banish evil forces.
I have been on the hunt for a Georgian Persian turquoise brooch for a long while now and have finally found the perfect piece!
|Georgian Domed Persian Turquoise Brooch with a Mine Cut diamond set in the center.|
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, mined in the Southwest United States closely resembles Persian Turquoise. Clear, blue turquoise with no matrix (veins). Absolutely gorgeous!
|Two antique Persian Turquoise Rings in my collection. |
Left: Georgian solid gold with gypsy set Persian Turquoise, circa 1850
Right: Victorian, warm rose gold with prong set turquoise, circa 1890