Turquoise is a very unique gemstone, usually cut in a cabochon form and opaque meaning the gem is not transparent. The gem comes in a variety of shades of blue, blue & black and also a blue/green with black.
The brilliant sky-blue colour of turquoise has never lost its fascination for gem lovers. It became a classic stone to be set with silver. Cut on cabochon turquoise stones are used for all kinds of jewellery, including brooches, necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings. Due to its relative softness (5-6 on the Moh’s scale and its porous character it requires some care.