Carnelian and Turquoise Earrings

Turkmen style earrings are from Turkmenistan--a country that borders Iran, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.  The people who live here have a style of jewelry that is beautiful and very distinct.  These earrings are a typical example of this style with their scalloped edges, carnelian and turquoise colored stones and general overall appearance.  In spite of the particularity of the style it blends seamlessly with pieces of jewelry from all over the world.  This description will also apply to the woman who chooses to add these exquisite earrings to her repertoire!

Silver Tone Metal Alloy

Nickel and Lead Free

Earrings hang 3.25 inches from ear

Carnelian Colored Stone

Turquoise Colored Stone

// About Turquoise

This is one of the most popular and famous of all gemstones worldwide. This sky blue colored gem is a classic gemstone and has been revered for thousands of years. Turquoise is a gemstone with great diversity as jewelers add it to necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings. The stone is also a popular material for art pieces, trade, and religion. One of the great benefits to a Turquoise Jewelry purchase is that the stone's color allows jewelers to use a variety of materials for the settings. For instance, the stone pairs well with gold, white gold, and platinum along with stainless steel and of course is most famous for being set in Sterling Silver Jewelry.

Turquoise is December's birthstone and recommended for a couple’s fifth wedding anniversary. With the gem in high demand and being much rarer than most people know, buyers must carefully assess a stone for quality. When shopping for Turquoise, review each stone’s signature color and the surrounding matrix. A buyer should also asses the stone's luster, a natural gemstone will have a much higher shine and glassy look. The higher the grade of Turquoise, the harder, and therefore greater shine the stone will have. Turquoise will vary in color from deep green to light blue while the surrounding hues may feature brown, white or black. Some gems may not feature varying colors within the stone. Keep in mind that the surrounding color does not cause the value of the gem to decrease. In fact, spiderweb Turquoise is some of the rarest and most valuable Turquoise there is. Therefore, individuals should decide whether they like more or less color variation in their turquoise jewelry.